Easy Garter Stitch Coaster Set

Garter Stitch Coaster Pattern

Hello friends, today I am sharing with you another easy knitting pattern!  With upcoming summer picnics in mind, I wanted to design something that had a summer vibe with both texture and color so I reached for my go-to favorite cotton yarn by Lily Sugar n’ Cream.

Garter stitch coaster set

The fun thing about this set is that it is pretty simple but it ends up looking complex with the color work and stitching.  The center is worked in garter stitch (aka working in knit stitch on right and wrong sides) and then stitches are picked up on the sides to complete the green border.  See below for the pattern.

garter sitch coasters

Garter Stitch Patio Coaster Set

Materials:

US Size 8 knitting needles
Lily Sugar n’Cream Yarn – 1 skein Hot Green, 1 skein Tangerine
Yarn Needle
Scissors

With Hot Green, CO 12 stitches

Rows 1 – 6: Knit

Row 7: Cut yarn, attach Tangerine and knit across row

Rows 8 – 24: Knit

Row 25: Cut yarn, switch to Hot Green and knit across row

Rows 26 – 32: Knit

Row 33: BO in knit, cut yarn

Weave in your ends.

Working the outer borders:

With right side (aka front side) of work facing you, turn work sideways that the left and right sides of the work are now the “top and bottom”.  Along your new “top” edge, pick up and knit 18 stitches with the Hot Green yarn.  Need help with the pick up and knit technique?  Click here for a video tutorial.

Rows 1 – 6: knit

Bind off, and repeat on the new “bottom” edge.

Weave in all ends.

Garter Stitch Coaster zoom

Enjoy your new coaster set!  Have a great day!!

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