Knitting - Basic Techniques
Garter stitch has a tendency to contract lengthwise, so if it is seamed 1 row at a time, the seam will stretch easily. A better way to work this seam is to pick up the yarn at intervals of every other row, 1 stitch in on 1 side, and 1 half stitch in on the other side.
|Pick up the yarn of the cast-on stitch on the left-hand side.|
|Pick up the yarn of the cast-on stitch on the right-hand side.|
|Repeat, alternately picking up the loop 1 stitch in on the left-hand side, and the loop 1 half stitch in on the right-hand side.|