Two-Colour Garter Stitch Worked in the Round and Flat

Two-Colour Garter Stitch Worked Flat and in the Round

Some knitters love garter stitch, others – don’t. No matter whether you belong to the first or the second group, the stitch pattern described in this tutorial will give you a new perspective on the good old garter stitch.

The fabric created by this stitch pattern has all the properties of garter stitch, but it looks very different. The colours are mixed together to form a pattern that looks somewhat like a two-colour woven fabric.

Two-Colour Garter Stitch Worked Flat and in the Round

The magic happens when we change the angle of the fabric – if we look at it from the cast on edge, one of the colours becomes predominant.

Two-Colour Garter Stitch Worked Flat and in the Round

When we turn the swatch and look at it from the other end, the fabric seems to be done mainly in the other colour.

Two-Colour Garter Stitch Worked Flat and in the Round

I learned this amazing way to work garter stitch from a fantastic book “Pop Knitting” by Britt-Marie Christoffersson. It is great that Britt-Marie Christoffersson thought of this simple technique that turns a simple garter stitch pattern into a mesmerizing play of colour (as well as a plethora of other mind-blowing stitch patterns), and I’m happy to share this stitch with you in this tutorial 🙂

We’ll see how we can make this pattern when we work in the round and when we work back and forth.

No matter whether you work in the round or back and forth when you are ready to bind off stitches, do it in the row worked with colour A, the same colour that we used to cast on stitches. The project will look much nicer when its top and bottom edges are worked in the same colour.


The full step-by-step photo tutorial about this method, is a part of the Knitting Collection #4. Once you order your copy of this collection, you will instantly receive a “big PDF” (351 pages!) with this and 47 other tutorials included in the collection.

You will also receive one e-book and two knitting patterns as a special bonus, so go ahead and get it all right now before you forget 😊


If you enjoyed this tutorial,
here’s something else you might find helpful:

“Matching Cast Ons and Bind Offs” Book

Discover six pairs of cast on and bind off methods that form identical edges on projects worked flat and in the round.

“Neat Side Edges” Book

Learn twelve ways to make side edges of a knitted project nice and tidy. Plus, ways to fix side edges, and a way to improve edges of finished projects.


Happy knitting!

Maryna Shevchenko - www.10rowsaday.com

Two-Colour Garter Stitch Worked in the Round and Flat | 10 rows a day
Two-Colour Garter Stitch Worked in the Round and Flat | 10 rows a day
Two-Colour Garter Stitch Worked in the Round and Flat | 10 rows a day
Two-Colour Garter Stitch Worked in the Round and Flat | 10 rows a day