Speckled Slip Stitch

 

The Speckled Slip Stitch is multi-colored knit stitch which involves slipped stitches. The usage of color creates a polka dot effect which runs throughout the work. This stitch is straight-forward with half of the rows being a combination of knit and purl techniques while the other half are slipped stitch techniques. Worked in a multiple of 2 stitches plus 1, the Speckled Slip Stitch consists of an 8-row repeat.

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 2 sts + 1
Color A (shown in yellow)
Color B (shown in green)

Row 1 (RS): knit. (Color A)
Row 2: purl. (Color A)
Row 3: k1, *sl 1 purlwise, k1; rep from * to the end. (Color B)
Row 4: k1, *yf, sl 1 purlwise, yb, k1; rep from * to the end. (Color B)
Row 5: knit. (Color A)
Row 6: purl. (Color A)
Row 7: k2, *sl 1 purlwise, k1; rep from * to the last st, k1. (Color B)
Row 8: k2, *yf, sl 1 purlwise, yb, k1; rep from * to the last st, k1. (Color B)

Repeat Rows 1-8.

Abbreviations:

yf (a.k.a wyif)
(yarn forward)=bring the yarn forward as if to perform a PURL stitch.

yb (a.k.a wyib)
(yarn back)=This term is used when the yarn is at the front of the work (after a PURL stitch has been performed) but has to be put to the back before the next action is performed.  Take the yarn from the front to back between the two needles.

More knitting abbreviations, HERE.