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 usually is 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.
HOW TO KNIT ELONGATED GARTER STITCH AKA DROP LACE STITCH
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
- Sweaters (for summer)
more lace knitting stitches
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