Portrait of Kendra
by: Kendra

For the Love of Garter Stitch

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Ahh, garter stitch… It’s where most everyone’s knitting career begins. It is the most basic of knitting stitches. What could be more simple than knit, knit, knit? There is something completely relaxing about the repetition.

I must confess, although I’ve acquired many knitting skills since I first learned to knit, I am continually drawn to patterns which are primarily garter stitch. Life is busy and at the end of the day I want to sit down with my knitting, disengage my brain and let my fingers effortlessly meander down a road they know well.

 

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It’s with these thoughts in mind that a few of us at Halcyon Yarn set to work on designing a stylish vest with Halcyon’s Signature Yarns,

Victorian Boucle Yarn and Victorian Brushed Mohair Yarn. The goal was simple, an attractive garment with super easy construction. The result is the [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] (free with yarn purchase). It’s essentially a large rectangle with armholes, yet when worn has a stylish appearance that suggests a far more complicated construction. The vest fronts are created from the ends of the rectangle cascading downward for an elongated, angular look. We decided to have a mini photo shoot here at the shop and were astounded at how this vest looks great on all body types. What’s more, we discovered it can be worn several different ways. See for yourself. (the rose version was knit with the Victorian Boucle while the brown version was knit with the Victorian Mohair)

 

Victorian Boucle Yarn Victorian Boucle Yarn
Victorian Brushed Mohair Yarn Victorian Brushed Mohair Yarn
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  [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock]

Some of our other favorite garter stitch patterns include:   Basic Garter Stitch Kimono, Victorian Boucle Stole (free with yarn purchase),  [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] ,  Side to Side Pullover for Girls by Knitting Pure and Simple Side to Side Pullover by Knitting Pure and Simple, [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] ,  Kid's Kimono Kimono Stockinette Stitch with Garter Border Baby Kimono Diagonal Kimono - Noro Taiyo (free with yarn purchase),  [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] ,  [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] ,   [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock]  (free with yarn purchase).

 

Basic Garter Stitch Kimono  Basic Garter Stitch Kimono
Victorian Boucle Stole  Victorian Boucle Stole
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  [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock]
Side to Side Pullover for Girls by Knitting Pure and Simple  Side to Side Pullover for Girls by Knitting Pure and Simple
Side to Side Pullover by Knitting Pure and Simple  Side to Side Pullover by Knitting Pure and Simple
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  [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock]
Kid's Kimono  Kid's Kimono
Kimono Stockinette Stitch with Garter Border  Kimono Stockinette Stitch with Garter Border
Baby Kimono  Baby Kimono
Diagonal Kimono - Noro Taiyo  Diagonal Kimono - Noro Taiyo
[Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock]
  [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock]
[Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock]
  [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock]
[Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock]
  [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock]

Related items of interest: • Our yarnsMedium weight yarnsWool yarnsMohair yarnsKnitting Patterns

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One thought on “For the Love of Garter Stitch”

  1. Pauline Bushey says:

    I love to knit, but can’t find anything to fit 49 bust.

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