HOW TO GRAFT GARTER STITCH

Simply Knitting - - Simple Grafting -

& Set up as for stock­ing stitch; nee­dles need to be po­si­tioned with wrong sides of knit­ted fab­ric fac­ing. Ar­range stitches so that the op­pos­ing stitches are di­rectly un­der the live stitches on the nee­dle. You want one nee­dle to have purl bumps un­der the live stitches on its right side and the other nee­dle to have knit stitches un­der the live stitches on its right side. In this ex­am­ple the front stitches have the purl bumps show­ing on its right side and the back nee­dle has the knit stitches show­ing on its right side – as you look at it you’ll see two sets of purl bumps un­der the live stitches be­cause you’re look­ing at the wrong side of the back nee­dle. Cut your yarn tail as be­fore and thread it onto a ta­pes­try nee­dle.

& Us­ing the ta­pes­try nee­dle, thread the yarn tail purl­wise through the first stitch on the front nee­dle and purl­wise through the first stitch on the back nee­dle.

Thread the yarn knit­wise through the first stitch on the front nee­dle and take that stitch off the front nee­dle.

Thread the yarn purl­wise through the next stitch on the front nee­dle.

Thread the yarn knit­wise through the first stitch on the back nee­dle and take that stitch off the back nee­dle.

Thread the yarn purl­wise through the next stitch on the back nee­dle. Re­peat steps 4 to 7 un­til you’ve worked all your stitches. Fas­ten off and weave in the end.

HOW TO RE­VERSE IT

If the stitches are set up the other way around, so that you have knit stitches on the right side of the front nee­dle and purl bumps on the right side of the back nee­dle (which means as you look at your nee­dles there are two sets of knit stitches fac­ing you) then you need to do the op­po­site of the above as fol­lows:

Us­ing the ta­pes­try nee­dle thread the yarn tail knit­wise through the first stitch on the front nee­dle and knit­wise through the first stitch on the back nee­dle.

Thread the yarn purl­wise through the first stitch on the front nee­dle and take that stitch off the front nee­dle.

Thread the yarn knit­wise through the next stitch on the front nee­dle.

Thread the yarn purl­wise through the first stitch on the back nee­dle and take that stitch off the back nee­dle.

Thread the yarn knit­wise through the next stitch on the back nee­dle.

Re­peat steps B to E un­til you’ve worked all your stitches. Fas­ten off, weave in end.

BACK NEE­DLE

FRONT NEE­DLE

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