As a beginning knitter, I always found counting garter stitch rows challenging. It’s not like stockinette stitch where you look for where the V’s of each stitch line up and simply count 1, 2, 3, 4. In garter stitch, there are peaks and valleys and bumps and stuff that can be overwhelming. Today’s quick video features a look at what to look for when counting garter stitch rows, which really is as easy as looking for each valley in your work and counting 2, 4, 6, 8! Let’s take a look at what I mean:
See? Once you break it down and understand the architecture, so to speak, of garter stitch, counting rows is simple. :) If you have any questions, don’t forget to reach out in the comments.
For those of you participating in the Read Along Knit Along, I hope this video helps if you zone out while listening to The Smell of Other People’s Houses audiobook & need to count to find your place in the pattern. No idea what I’m talking about? Learn all about #RALKAL here, or catch up with us on Ravelry.