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Knitting patterns for beginners: all in garter stitch

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Garter stitch is the first knitting stitch that we all learn. And it's good to get some projects under your belt before you move on to learning purl, rib, cable and so many more stitches.

And if you haven't quite yet learnt garter stitch, here's our how to knit step-by-step guide.

Once you can know how to knit, probably the easiest thing to make is a scarf, essentially a knitted rectangle. And there's no complicated pattern to follow.

Here's the pattern for a simple scarf: cast on enough stitches for your desired scarf width. Knit until scarf is long enough. Cast off. Knit entirely in garter stitch, or try knit and purl alternate rows, for stocking stitch. You can also try 'knit one, purl one' for a ribbed effect, or 'knit two, purl two' for a more defined rib.

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