Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday Morning Knit Wit ~ Garter Slip Stitch

Good Morning ~ 

Today's stitch is Garter Slip Stitch and I have to say that this is one of the easiest stitch combination that really gives alot of texture to your project.   I'm gearing up for the summer craft fair season and have made several little wallets with this stitch.   It's easy to memorize and because 2 rows of the pattern you slip every other stitch it is worked quite quickly.

The pattern is worked in multiples of 2 + 1 over 4 rows.

Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: K1, *(Sl 1pw, K1) rep to end
Row 4: K1, *(yf, Sl 1 pw, yb, K1) rep to end

Repeat these 4 rows

I have several wallets or card holders such as this one in my etsy shop.  I think they are perfect to hold ATM cards, Credit Cards, Student ID's, Drivers Licence and Business Cards.

Or even better yet -  Put a gift card in one of these, tie a ribbon around it and you will have the perfect gift for grads or for any event. 

If you would like to make your own, I have the knitting pattern availabe as well, complete with a check off grid to keep track of every row.  And here is what my tester says about this pattern:  " What a quick, fun project this was! This is one that I am going to make again very soon. "

Results of last week's Poll "Who Taught You to Knit?
50% Mother
25% Self Taught (Books)
12% Knitting Group
12% Neighbor

My mother taught me to knit and interestingly, she taught me 'the European' way of holding incoming yarn using my left hand.  Many Americans knit by holding the incoming yarn with their right hand. My mother-in-law was one of those.  Mary Claire (MIL) used to say I drove her nuts when I would sit and knit with her as I did it backwards.  (I'm sure I drove her nuts in other ways, but that is the only thing she ever told me about!)

Anyway, I thought it would be interesting to see how many knitters that visit my blog are "European" knitters or "American" knitters.. so this week's poll is ready for you to check in:  Do You Knit European Style or American Style?  Results to be shared next week

Keep your knitting needles clicking until next week when I will feature the Rice Stitch!


Kathleen J. said...

I am a left handed European knitter since I hold the yarn in my right hand. I think it came naturally since I learned to crochet first with hook in the left hand and yarn in the right.

BlenderBach said...

I'm a slow knitter / crocheter. I find it relaxing and fun, but it takes me months to crochet a scarf LOL

My mom taught me :)

Nicole's Homemade Treats...The Blog said...

I am gong to have to drive on over to Booneville so you can teach me to knit!!