I’ve been working on this sweater for my daughter since before Christmas, and I thought I was almost done (she decided she wanted it 4 inches longer, but that’s a post for another day). The last detail is three little button tabs worked in Garter Stitch.
They’re just 8 stitches across, so I thought this would be a fun time to try knitting Garter Stitch backward, without turning the work.
I will tell you I can’t work back from the right hand needle to the left with the speed that I can knit, turn and knit some more, but it’s a fun mental challenge anyway.
It’s a pretty easy technique once you can get your mind and your hands around it.
Insert the left-hand needle into the stitch from left to right, wrap the yarn counter-clockwise around the needle, pull the new stitch under and to the back and slide the old stitch off the right-hand needle.
I know, doesn’t sound that easy. It totally is when you get the hang of it, I promise. I made a video to help explain.
Would you try this technique or have you used it before? I’d love to know what you think.
Also, I may make the videos a regular thing, so if there are topics you would like to see, please let me know!