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 of garter stitch
First recorded in 1905–10
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
British Dictionary definitions for garter stitch
knitting in which all the rows are knitted in plain stitch instead of alternating with purl rows
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012