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When I taught myself to knit, the first pattern I fell in love with was drop stitch on a garter background. Simple and reversible garter stitch was my safety net—easy and forgiving of uneven tension. The drop stitch rows broke up the monotony of garter stitch. With my plastic #10 needles, I became a drop stitch scarf factory and doled them out to my high school friends.
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