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Elongated Garter Stitch, (aka Drop Stitch), an easy Lace knitting stitch

The Elongated Garter Stitch, also known as Drop Lace Stitch, is a quick and easy knitting stitch.

The stitch is made up of bands of garter stitch  and one row of elongated stitches.

You can play with the garter stitch bands and openwork, depending on the effect you desire.

Lace Knitting is normally created with yarn forward increase, which creates a hole.  As you know, in knitting, if you increase, you need to decrease to keep your stitch total constant.

But with the Drop Lace Stitch, the yarn is wrapped around the needle twice and in the next row, the extra loops are simply dropped.

The Elongated Garter Stitch is a reversible stitch - it looks the same on the right and wrong sides which makes it perfect for scarves or wraps.


Elongated Garter stitch an easy lace stitch aka Drop Lace Stitch Elongated Garter Stitch, (aka Drop Stitch), an easy Lace knitting stitch


KNITTING STITCHES 

HOW TO KNIT ELONGATED GARTER STITCH AKA DROP LACE STITCH

abbreviations

k       - Knit

rep   -  repeat

st      - Stitch

sts    - Stitches

WHAT YOU'LL BE USING knitting

  • Knitting Needles (I used 4mm, 6US, 8UK)
  • Elle Double Knit (DK) yarn / Light worsted yarn

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the pattern - elongated garter stitch, the drop lace STITCH 


MULTIPLES IN ANY AMOUNT OF STITCHES

Cast on any amount of stitches required for your knitting project.

1st row - 4th row:  knit

5th row  - *k, winding thread twice around the needle**, repeat from * to **.

Sixth row - knit all the stitches and drop the loops.

Repeat these six rows until your work is the desired length.


where to use the elongated garter stitch

  • Scarves
  • Cowls
  • Throws
  • Sweaters (for summer)
In Conclusion:

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