Simply Garter


When I was a very new knitter I only knew how to do the knit stitch. So like many new knitters, I made a scarf entirely made with the knit stitch.

I learned quickly that using only knit stitch in a garment, is called “Garter Stitch”.

Other than in my very first scarf, I never ever used the Garter Stitch again. That is, until recently when a lady walked into the yarnstore with the most beautiful and luscious scarf. I was simply captured by it and was surprised when I found out it was made with merely Garter Stitch!

I could not stop thinking about that scarf and just had to make it myself!

Rowan Big Wool

I scanned the store for the perfect yarn for my project and when my eye fell on Rowan Big Wool, I didn’t think twice…


I grabbed three balls, big huge needles US 17 and casted on 18 stitches and Gartered away. And this is the result:


Gosh… it just blows my mind…simply Garter Stitch makes for such a nice scarf when using big hug needles and big yarn. Yummy yummy yummy…


And guess what… it makes for a SUPER QUICK KNIT! Splendid!

Soooo…. get yourself three balls of Rowan Big Wool, cast on 18 stitches with needle size US17 and knit every row until you run out of yarn.


Simply does it, simply garter.

Thanks for reading and until the next entry!


4 Responses to Simply Garter

  1. Susan says:

    Gorgeous! Looks so cozy and yummy.

  2. Sondra says:

    So glad your back and feeling well.
    This scarf is luscious… Makes me want to get back to knitting.

  3. Vanessa says:

    love this… such inspiration from working in the shop!

  4. Catherine says:

    Great to see you in the shop last Friday. Your site is delightful and look forward to reading more about both fiber and your quest to learn further about your history. I am fascinated by historical accounts of displaced (not the best word but I’m lacking for a better one just now!) individuals and families though have read none about occupied Indonesia. Can you recommend any?

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