The garter stitch is a very thick stitch, which is excellent for scarfs and blankets. It looks the same on the front and on the back.
If you are used to knitting with needles, you learned the garter stitch is made by using a knit stitch on every row. However, this is different on a knitting loom. On a knitting loom this stitch is made by using a knit stitch in one row and using a purl stitch in the next row.
Knit and purl on a knitting loom
The garter stitch is made by a combination of the knit stitch and the purl stitch. There are three ways to do the knit stitch on a knitting loom. For the garter stitch I use the true knit stitch. In the video below I will explain how to do the true knit stitch on a knitting loom.
The true knit stitch is combined with the purl stitch. In the video I will also explain how to do the purl stitch on a knitting loom.
Video: garter stitch on a knitting loom
More stitches on a knitting loom
Knit and purl are basic stitches in knitting. Once you know how to do these stitches there are several beautiful combinations you can make with knit or purl. Look HERE for other stitches on a knitting loom, using knit of purl stitches.
Garter stitch pattern
For the garter stitch you can cast on with any number of stitches with any cast on stitch you like. Once your knitwork is finished you can also cast off with any stitch you like.
Only knit the true knit stitch in de the first row. Knit purl stitches in the second row. Continue this pattern, alternating a row of knit stitches and a row of purl stitches.