The garter stitch is the base of knitting: you’ll just need to know the knit movements to get it. With this kind of stitch, you can start every kind of knitwear with a simple but elegant aspect. You get it by knitting all stitches. Moreover, garter stitch is the best choice for the edges: it is frequently used for the tension square, the little 15×15 cm sample that you need to figure out how many stitches you have to cast on. Many stitches tend to roll up on themselves, so the garter stitch is used as a frame.