What is Garter Stitch?
8 ways to knit Garter Stitch
Garter Stitch Inspiration

8. Hand knitting

Considering all the time and fuss it takes to create garter stitch on the machine (except for the g-carriage)… if you want garter stitch hems, hand knit them, then hang the work back on the machine to finish.

If you want a stripe of garter stitch, remove the work from the machine on a hand knitting needles, hand knit the stripe and hang it back on the machine.

There is NO law that says your entire project has to be done on the knitting machine. There is also NO law that says all knitting must be done by hand …. (machine knitting is NOT cheating).