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garter stitch

noun
1.
a basic knitting pattern that produces an evenly pebbled texture on both sides of the work, created by consistently knitting or purling every stitch of every row.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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garter stitch

noun
1.
knitting in which all the rows are knitted in plain stitch instead of alternating with purl rows
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