How to Knit the DROP STITCH GARTER Pattern with Studio Knit

Today we are knitting up the Drop Stitch Garter Pattern.

Dropping a stitch is usually considered bad, or something to avoid, in the wonderful world of knitting, but we’re doing it purposefully to achieve this beautiful knit stitch pattern.

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How to Knit the DROP STITCH GARTER Pattern with Studio Knit


KNITTING TECHNIQUES for the Drop Stitch Garter Knit Pattern

Slip Knot 
Cast On Long Tail Method
Knit Stitch 
• Yarn Over
Bind Off

MATERIALS for the Drop Stitch Garter Knit Pattern

This sample was created with size 7 US knitting needles and aran weight wool yarn.

Yarn in any weight, fiber, & color of your choice
Knitting Needles, sized appropriately for your yarn
Scissors
Tapestry Needle

How to Knit the DROP STITCH GARTER Pattern with Studio Knit

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 How to Knit the DROP STITCH GARTER Pattern with Studio Knit


VIDEO TUTORIAL

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How to Knit the DROP STITCH GARTER Pattern with Studio KnitKNITTING PATTERN

Cast On ANY Number of Stitches

Rows 1 – 4: Knit All

Row 5: * Knit 1 Stitch, Yarn Over 2 times * Knit 1 Stitch

(repeat pattern within astericks until you have one stitch remaining, then knit the very last stitch on your needle)

Row 6: *Knit 1 Stitch, Drop 2 Stitches * Knit 1 Stitch

(repeat pattern within astericks until you have one stitch remaining, then knit the very last stitch on your needle)

Repeat Rows 1 – 6 until your work is the length you desire

I HOPE YOU ARE INSPIRED TO KNIT UP THIS FUN, LIGHTWEIGHT PATTERN!


KNITTING INSTRUCTIONS

How to Knit the DROP STITCH GARTER Pattern with Studio Knit

Cast On

We begin by creating our beloved Slip Knot. And I am casting on using the Long Tail Cast On method. You can do it however you’d like. And it’s great because we can cast on any number of stitches. In my example here, I am casting on 30, but you can cast on absolutely any number you chose. So, for rows 1, 2, 3, and 4, all we’re doing is knitting every single stitch. And that’s why it’s called the Drop Stitch GARTER

In my example here, I am casting on 30, but you can cast on absolutely any number you chose. So, for rows 1, 2, 3, and 4, all we’re doing is knitting every single stitch. And that’s why it’s called the Drop Stitch GARTER

How to Knit the DROP STITCH GARTER Pattern with Studio Knit

How to Knit the DROP STITCH GARTER Pattern with Studio Knit

Rows 1 – 4

So, for rows 1, 2, 3, and 4, all we’re doing is knitting every single stitch. And that’s why it’s called the Drop Stitch GARTER pattern, because in between those dropped stitches, all we’re doing is knitting up that garter knit stitch pattern that you’re all familiar with. Finishing

And that’s why it’s called the Drop Stitch GARTER pattern, because in between those dropped stitches, all we’re doing is knitting up that garter knit stitch pattern that you’re all familiar with. Finishing

Finishing row 1, after knitting every single stitch on your needle, you are going to be repeating that until you have four rows of knit stitch in the garter pattern.

How to Knit the DROP STITCH GARTER Pattern with Studio Knit

Row 5

Okay, here’s where the fun begins.

You’ll see in the pattern it’s knitting one. And then after knitting just one stitch, we’re going to be doing a yarn over, that’s what YO means, 2 times. So, yarn over, we bring it to the front in between our two needles, that’s yarn over one. And we do it one more time into the front, that’s yarn over two. We’re going to do this another time, so you’ll definitely catch on.

Again, in between the astericks, we are going to knit one and then we bring it around and we have done knit one and then these next two stitches that we completed, those are the two yarn overs and then we knit it one more time. And continue with the yarn over two times.

And we just repeat this all the way down row 5 until the very last stitch after your two yarn overs it is simply knitting one, you’ll see that in the pattern.

Now we have about three times as many stitches on our needle because of all of those extra yarn overs that we did.

How to Knit the DROP STITCH GARTER Pattern with Studio Knit

How to Knit the DROP STITCH GARTER Pattern with Studio Knit

Row 6

Now we’re ready to get dropping! So, row 6, it is knit one, and then we are dropping two. So those yarn overs, those two yarn overs, we are just flicking them, dropping them off of our needle. One and two. And you’ll see that the yarn is long and it is in the front. It naturally will just fall to the front for you. And then knit that knit stitch again. We are always knitting the knit stitch that we knit in row five. So, drop drop, and here is how those dropped stitches are looking. And we just continue this pattern all the way down row six, drop drop, and we finish with that last knit stitch right there. Here is how our dropped stitches are looking and now we just repeat rows 1 through 6 until we reach the length we desire.

We are always knitting the knit stitch that we knit in row five. So, drop drop, and here is how those dropped stitches are looking. And we just continue this pattern all the way down row six, drop drop, and we finish with that last knit stitch right there.

How to Knit the DROP STITCH GARTER Pattern with Studio Knit

How to Knit the DROP STITCH GARTER Pattern with Studio Knit

Just repeat rows 1 through 6 until we reach the length we desire.

I hope you are inspired to give this drop stitch garter pattern a try. It’s really fun once you get the hang of those six rows.

Make sure to check out all of my knit stitch patterns. I also have a really great summer knit series going on, so make sure to check those out, as well.

I’ll see you next time. Bye!

How to Knit the DROP STITCH GARTER Pattern with Studio Knit

How to Knit the DROP STITCH GARTER Pattern with Studio Knit

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