The very name of this unpretentious pattern speaks about its main purpose - garter stitching is used for dressing kerchiefs. But the excellent quality characteristics of the canvas, associated with such a knit, make it possible to use it when creating a wide variety of clothes for adults and children.
It should be reminded once again that it is done by knitting with flat knitting needles. When knitting the fabric with facial loops on the hosiery or circular knitting needles, you will get a smooth surface. With regard to the technology of binding - then it refers to the simplest, to use it for the execution of products can even have no experience knitters. To get a positive result, you only need to master the technique of tying loops and learn how to knit one kind of loops. The garter stitching or facial loops in each of the front and back rows, or purl, are tied. The facial loops follow the first way.
What are the advantages of garter stitching?
For garter stitching is characteristic the formation of a strong, not inclined to twist edge. This made the binding very popular when knitting collars, straps, belts and cuffs. Particularly relevant was knitting today, when fashion knitted products without traditional elastic bands at the bottom. The cloth bound by garter stitching is not prone to deformation during washing, it well preserves the original shape and dimensions.
Garter stitching is an ideal option when creating products from textured, non-stretch yarn. Such a mating advantageously emphasizes the beauty of the thread itself. Even the most inexperienced knitter, who managed to master one kind of loops, can easily create an interesting model.
Where to use garter plaiting
Garter stitching is used for knitting male and female sweaters, vests and jackets, coats, children's suits, scarves, scarves, caps. This kind of mating perfectly combines in one product with braids, braids. Garter stitching in this case is used as a background pattern. For the dividing plane between the background pattern and finishing strips, braids or plaits, the underside of the hosiery is used. When knitting summer products from fine yarn, garter stitching can be quite interesting to combine with delicate trim strips.