Links-links, also known as garter stitch in hand knitting, has knitting alternating rows on the front and back bed. After each row on either bed, all stitches are transferred to the other bed. Because the knitting needs to be transferred after every row of knitting, this stitch is pretty time-consuming.
Because both beds are used equally throughout the knitting, the edges of the fabric won't roll. This makes it great for blankets and scarves, as there is no need to finish the edges. It has plenty of stretch vertically, and regular stretch horizontally.
- No rolling tendency;
- Both sides of the fabric have the same stitch appearance;
- Good elasticity in horizontal and vertical direction;
- Slightly thicker than Single Jersey;
- Also called Purl or Purl stitch structure
This is what the structure looks like in the app. As you can see, all needles need to be transferred to the opposite needle bed after each knitted row.
Here are the recommended parameters for a links-links structure (nm7):
- Roller: 450
- Stitch size: 7-8
- Roller: 0
- Stitch size: 3