Diagonal Stripes Stitch

If you are looking for a multi-colored stitch that is fast and easy to knit, then the Diagonal Stripes stitch is the stitch for you. Knitted in a multiple of 3 stitches plus 2 and worked in a 12-row repeat, this stitch requires simple techniques that are easy to memorize. Note: the Diagonal Stripes stitch involves slip stitch techniques.

Pattern

Skill: easy
Multiple of 3 sts + 2
Note: slip all stitches purlwise. (Color A – Yellow, Color B – Teal)

Foundation Row (Color A): purl.

Row 1 (RS) (Color B): k3, sl 1, *k2, sl 1; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 2 (Color B): p1, *sl 1, p2, sl 1; rep from * to the last st, p1.
Row 3 (Color A): k1, *sl 1, k2; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 4 (Color A): p3, sl 1, *p2, sl 1; rep from * to the last st, p1.
Row 5 (Color B): k2, *sl 1, k2; rep from * to the end.
Row 6 (Color B): p2, *sl 1, p2; rep from * to the end.
Row 7 (Color A): k3, sl 1, *k2, sl 1; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 8 (Color A): p1, *sl 1, p2, sl 1; rep from * to the last st, p1.
Row 9 (Color B): k1, *sl 1, k2; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 10 (Color B): p3, sl 1, *p2, sl 1; rep from * to the last st, p1.
Row 11 (Color A): k2, *sl 1, k2; rep from * to the end.
Row 12 (Color A): p2, *sl 1, p2; rep from * to the end.

Repeat Rows 1-12.

Abbreviations:

sl 1
(slip) 1=slip the next stitch onto the right-hand needle without knitting it.

More knitting abbreviations, HERE.