Garter-Tab Cast-on Tutorial

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Many great shawl patterns start with garter tabs.

Unfortunately, this useful technique can be really difficult to interpret from written instructions.

Alex Tinsley of Dull Roar de-mystifies the garter tab in this fun and informative tutorial, taking you through each Step with clear and easy-to-follow instructions.

Alex knits, crochets, spins and designs in southeastern Michigan with her husband and two dogs who like to help by sleeping on the yarn balls. She has a passion for soft wools and semisolid colors, and her hats have their own dedicated dresser. She learned to knit in 2004 and has been making up her own designs pretty much ever since. Follow along with her knit-ventures at

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