Garter Graft Seam

A garter graft seam is suitable when joining two pieces worked in garter stitch along the rows. You will work through each stitch except the first ones on each side two times. Work from right to left, starting at the bottom right. Work a row back from the edge. Keep the yarn to the right side of your hand.

  1. Align the pieces to be seamed public side up.
  2. Cut waste yarn to match the colors you are seaming together, 3 times longer than the length of the seam and thread onto tapestry needle.
  3. Working a row back from the cast on or bound off edge, insert tip of needle from front to back (or, bottom to top, depending on how you think about these things) in the bottom right loop and pull yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail.
  4. Insert tip of needle from back to front (or, top to bottom) through the next stitch on the bottom. Pull up slack yarn.
  5. Again working a row back from the cast on or bound off edge, insert tip of needle from front to back (bottom to top) in the top right loop.
  6. Insert tip of needle from back to front (top to bottom) through the next stitch on the top
  7. Return to the bottom row, insert the needle from front to back (bottom to top) in the second stitch
  8. Insert the needle from back to front (top to bottom) in the next stitch to the left.
  9. Return to the top row, insert the needle from front to back (bottom to top) in the second worked stitch.
  10. Insert the needle from back to front (top to bottom) in the next stitch to the left.

Repeat steps 7 – 10 until the seam is finished

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