Edge stitches in garter

Keywords: garter stitch, kant,

When knitting a piece you have 1 stitch in each side of your work that is an edge stitch.
The edge stitch are usually not included in the pattern, and there are different ways to work the edge stitches. This depends on what kind of edge it is, if it will be sewn later like a side seam, if it will be open like on a scarf or a front edge of a jacket.

Edge sts in garter st - this is good when you want a nice firm edge on a piece that you later will sew inside or pick up sts from. Knit the edge sts on every row, and you will have your edge sts in garter st.

The video above can be used in the following patterns

Comments (26)

Valerie wrote:

How do you sew together pieces that are knit with 1 garter stitch in the edges/end of rows?

21.01.2024 - 03:17

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Valerie, you can use the following video: https://www.garnstudio.com/video.php?id=1764&lang=en. In the video the whole piece is worked in garter stitch, but what's important is how they are sewing the edges. Happy knitting!

22.01.2024 - 23:05

Valerie wrote:

How do you see up pieces that are knit with one garter stitch on the edges.

21.01.2024 - 03:16

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Valerie, you can use the following video: https://www.garnstudio.com/video.php?id=1764&lang=en. In the video the whole piece is worked in garter stitch, but what's important is how they are sewing the edges. Happy knitting!

22.01.2024 - 23:05

Beauvillain Anita wrote:

A l emmanchure du dos, on dit diminuer 2mailles au debut des 2 rangs suivants cependant on a 54 mailles et on doit se retrouver avec 50 mailles donc 4 mailles en moins et non 8 mailles;faut il diminuer 1F 2 mailles de chaque cote? ou 1fs 1 mailles sur 2rgs? ca n'est pas bien expliqué!!

23.09.2023 - 19:10

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Mme Beauvillain , pourriez-vous nous indiquer quel modèle vous tricotez? Nous pourrons ainsi vérifier et vous répondre (pensez éventuellement à bien indiquer la taille tricotée également). Merci pour votre compréhension.

25.09.2023 - 16:08

Michelle wrote:

When it says "Work as follows from the right side: 1 edge stitch in GARTER STITCH" for the morgenbris cardigan, is this one/two entire row of the garter stitch which is this video or is it just ONE singular stitch

16.03.2023 - 05:21

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Michelle, when you have to work 1 edge stitch in garter stitch, you will knit this stitch from right side as well as from wrong side. This means from WS you will purl the stitches in stocking stitch but knit the edge stitches, just as shown in this video. Happy knitting!

16.03.2023 - 09:25

Pamela wrote:

Working on the Tiny Kicks knitted slipper pattern and I have a question about “working in stocking stitch with 1 edge in garter stitch”. From the “Edge Stitches in Garter” video, it looks like the edge stitch is knit in the back of the loop. True? For both edge stitches?

22.02.2023 - 19:08

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Pamela, when you work the edge stitches in garter stitch, the first stitch and the last stitch will be knitted both from right side and from wrong side (in the front loop of stitches, as usual). Happy knitting!

23.02.2023 - 15:02

Zeynep Belkıs Turhan wrote:

Can you explain: "Work rib as follows: 3 edge stitches in GARTER STITCH – read description above, A.1 until there are 4 stitches left, work the first stitch in A.1 and 3 edge stitches in garter stitch." I'm trying to understand this pattern but still couldn't figure it out. Also can't understand what description that pattern refers to. Is it referring to 'ridge/garter stitch' explanation at the beginning? (which is: Knit all rows. 1 ridge = knit 2 rows =which I also can't understand)

19.01.2023 - 17:01

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Turhan, before the explanation of the pattern you will see a small section called GARTER STITCH explaining how to work in garter stitch, this refers to this section. To be able to anwer the other questions, we need to get the pattern number, feel free to also ask your question under the "questions" section at the bottom of the pattern so that we can check together and help you further. Thanks for your comprehension.

20.01.2023 - 08:53

Eva Staunton wrote:

Can you please explain how to do the garter stitch edge? In the pattern it says - GARTER STITCH – read description above, * knit 1, purl 1 *, work from *-* until there are 3 stitches left, knit 1 and 2 edge stitches in garter stitch. \r\nThere is no description and the video doesn’t help. If I follow the pattern one edge is garter stitch but the other edge is a rib stitch. If I k3 at beginning and end of row, I get moss stitch. Please explain.

20.12.2022 - 14:11

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Staunton, at the beginning of the pattern, you should find an explanation on how to work GARTER STITCH, ie knit all rows, in other words, you should knit the 2 edge stitches in garter stitch (check the beginning of the row from RS as you start copying sentence after the number of sts) at the end of the row from RS, ie knit these 2 sts both from RS and from WS - and work the other sts from WS with K over K and P over P. Happy knitting!

20.12.2022 - 14:55

Benedicte wrote:

Helt utrolig dårlig demonstrasjon!

02.01.2022 - 15:15

Vanja Brenden wrote:

Når man demonstrerer videoer for å lære bort, så er det kanskje greit å bruke personer som strikker på den normale måten. Fordi for oss nybegynnere er det ikke lett å forstå når personen strikker f.eks vrangmasker på en helt annerledes måte enn de fleste. Jeg forsto ikke mye her. Å det er jo litt trist da.

30.12.2021 - 11:09

Mathilde Duruflé wrote:

Bonjour, Sur mon modèle, il est écrit "monter 88 mailles (y compris 1 maille lisière de chaque côté)", est-ce-que ces deux mailles lisières sont comprises dans les 88 mailles, ou sont-elles en plus ? Je vous remercie !

02.02.2021 - 11:45

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Mme Duruflé, s'il est indiqué (y compris 1 maille lisière de chaque côté), cela signifie que ces mailles lisières sont comprises dans les 88 mailles, et qu'il n'est pas nécessaire d'en monter 2 en plus - montez bien 88 mailles et tricotez comme indiqué. Bon tricot!

03.02.2021 - 09:29

Elisa wrote:

Buongiorno, non riesco a capire se si deve entrare nella prima maglia da davanti o da dietro

03.12.2020 - 15:24

DROPS Design answered:

Buongiorno Elisa, se vuole lavorare la prima maglia a vivagno deve entrare nel filo davanti della maglia. Buon lavoro!

03.12.2020 - 16:11

Liesbeth Cleymans wrote:

Volgens patroon 84 steken opzetten, brei 4 steken in ribbelsteek "1 recht, 2 averecht", brei van "-" tot er 5 steken over zijn, eindig met 1 recht 4 steken ribbelsteek. Als ik dan goed kan tellen bestaat die ribbelsteek uit 3 steken ipv 4 steken? Is toch niet zo duidelijk voor mij.

28.10.2020 - 11:43

DROPS Design answered:

Dag Liesbeth,

Zou je je vraag bij het betreffende patroon kunnen plaatsen. Dan kunnen we je wellicht beter helpen. (Hij staat nu bij de video.)

17.11.2020 - 14:20

Nat wrote:

The video has no sound! Tried all sound settings on my device. No luck. Hard to comprehend what it's going on without explanation.

11.07.2020 - 17:36

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Nat, Our videos do not have sound. We are a worldwide company and our videos are watched by people around the world, speaking different languages, many of whom do not understand English. We have therefore written instructions to accompany this video, and there is no sound to disturb while watching. Enjoy! Should you need any individual assistance, please contact the store where you bought your yarn, even per mail or telephone. Happy knitting!

13.07.2020 - 16:04

Erika wrote:

No se escuchan los videos!!!

02.04.2020 - 21:27

DROPS Design answered:

Hola Erika. Los vídeos están preparados para 16 países, por eso no tienen sonido, solo explicaciones escritas.

23.04.2020 - 20:01

Sofia wrote:

Segundo o vídeo, a primeira malha é tricotada como as restantes. Qual é a diferença entre a malha para ourela e as outras? O vídeo é incompreensível...

05.02.2020 - 23:32

Agnethe Døcket wrote:

Vil holde med Line Hansen i hendes kommentar. Misvisende video, da det skulle handle om strik i retstrikning og videoen viser et strik i glatstrikning.😩.

13.04.2019 - 20:29

Marie wrote:

Om beskrivningen i rätstickning säger 4 framkantsmaskor - vad betyder det? Hur stickas de? Man stickar ju rätstickning på alla varv, så vilken typ av maska ska stickas för att dessa 4 ska synas som en kant?

22.10.2018 - 07:06

DROPS Design answered:

Hej, om vi skriver 4 framkantsmaskor och alla maskor stickas i rätstickning, så er det bara för att förklara hur många maskor som är extra till framkanten. Du skall inte göra något speciellt med dem. Kom ihåg knapphål om det står i mönstret. Lycka till!

30.10.2018 - 14:03

Line Hansen wrote:

Jeg synes ikke videoen er særlig god eller vejledende. Det er misvisende at vise en video om retstrik på et stykke, som er glatstrik.

27.08.2018 - 20:53

Jenny Walker wrote:

In the Frosty’s Christmas pattern I fail to see where the ribbing at the beginning is indicated in the pattern , it seems to be all stocking stitch.

11.02.2018 - 02:03

DROPS Design answered:

Dear Mrs Walker, in the adult version you are working top down, and the ribbing around neck will be worked at the very end, after all pieces have been sewn together, pick up sts around neck and work A.1.In the child version, you work bottom up starting with ribbing. Happy knitting!

12.02.2018 - 09:57


Ce n'est pas bien expliqué du tout. La tricoteuse va beaucoup trop vite. Incompréhensible

23.11.2017 - 17:04

DROPS Design answered:

Bonjour Madame Ravassat, la vidéo montre ici comment tricoter la 1ère et la dernière maille au point mousse sur un échantillon en jersey, la partie tricoté en jersey est accélérée (dans votre modèle, tricotez le point indiqué entre les mailles lisières) pour ne montrer que la 1ère et la dernière maille que l'on tricote à l'endroit tous les rangs. Bon tricot!

24.11.2017 - 08:48

Lon wrote:

Ik brei met veel plezier patroon 16-4, een baby vestje. Ik begin nu aan de voorpanden en moet 5 kantsteken maken aan de ene kant en 1 kantsteek aan de zijkant. Hoe brei ik 5 kantsteken? Ik hoop dat u het mij kunt uitleggen. mvg.

01.12.2013 - 19:40

Angela wrote:

Till ingela: videoklippet visar inte kantmaskor i slätstickning. Det visar kantmaskor i rätstickning (som rubriceringen antyder). Stycket må vara i slätstickning men kantmaskorna (första och sista maskorna) stickas i rätstickning, dvs räta maskor på alla varv.

27.03.2012 - 19:56

Ingela Lönn wrote:

Varför visas en film om kantmaskor i slätstickning, när det ska handla om kantmaskor i rätstickning? Jag vill veta hur det ser ut i rätstickning. Tacksam för snabbt svar!

03.11.2011 - 17:30

Gunilla Carlson wrote:

När jag stickar med Drops Alpacka blir hela stucket snett, som en romb. Jag stickade räta kantmaskor. Vad kan det bero på?

03.04.2011 - 17:56

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