The Ubiquitous First Garter Stitch Scarf by Jodie Gordon Lucas

The Ubiquitous First Garter Stitch Scarf

September 2015
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
gauge is not important
US 10 - 6.0 mm
275 - 288 yards (251 - 263 m)
One size
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Announcing: The Queen’s Garters!! An ebook collection of 16 garter stitch patterns by designer, teacher and self appointed monarch Jodie Gordon Lucas. Available October 2015 through Ravelry and

“What do you want to make?”…Queenie

I have taught many people how to knit. Whenever I ask this question I’m inevitably told “a scarf”. This first scarf is worked in garter stitch (every row is knit) and is perhaps the most important project in the life of a knitter. This is where they will flourish or flounder in the craft. This is where they make an almost metaphysical transformation…they become (cue drum roll) “A Knitter”.

When I decided to offer a free garter stitch pattern to celebrate the release of “The Queen’s Garters”, I realized there was no better herald to a garter stitch collection than a tutorial for that Ubiquitous First Garter Stitch Scarf. Relying on my years of (mostly successful) teaching, I’ve divided this tutorial into 4 skill building sessions. Each session offers tasks, tricks and tips as well as common mistakes to avoid. By the time you bind off you will be able to proudly call yourself “A Knitter” (and have a cool scarf, too)!!

DIFFICULTY: beginner