Is a garter stitch the same as a knit stitch?
Correspondingly, what is the difference between garter stitch and stockinette stitch?
garter stitch is knit on both sides. In order to do stockinette and get the V's on one side, you need to do one row of knit, then turn and the next row in purl. When you knit in the round, as with your friend, you get stockinette by knitting every round, since you're always knitting on the right side.
Also, what is a knit stitch? : a basic knitting stitch usually made with the yarn at the back of the work by inserting the right needle into the front part of a loop on the left needle from the left side, catching the yarn with the point of the right needle, and bringing it through the first loop to form a new loop — compare purl stitch.
Keeping this in view, what is garter stitch in knitting terms?
Garter stitch is one of the easiest and most common stitch patterns in knitted fabrics. You create garter stitch by knitting every row. You can recognize garter stitch by the horizontal ridges formed by the tops of the knitted loops on every other row.
Why is it called garter stitch?
Like stockinette stitch, garter stitch is not an individual stitch: it is the stretchy and corrugated fabric that results when you knit every row. The name for the stitch was taken from the name for these bands—supposedly garters were knit in garter stitch (which is much more elastic than stockinette stitch).