The Woven Ladders Stitch is an easy pattern which uses slipped stitches to create a design that looks like ladders, hence its name. This stitch pattern is rated easy due to its use of simple knit and purl techniques. Knitted in a multiple of eight stitches plus one and with an eight-row repeat, the Woven Ladders Stitch is a quick knit pattern that requires very little concentration (great for TV knitting). So if you’re looking for a fast and easy slipped stitch pattern, be sure to give the Woven Ladders Stitch a try!
Multiple of 8 sts+1
Row 1 (RS): *k5, sl 3 wyif; rep. from * to the last st, k1.
Row 2: p1, *sl 3 wyib, p5; rep. from * to the end.
Row 3: repeat Row 1.
Row 4: purl.
Row 5: k1, *sl 3 wyib; rep. from * to the last st, p1.
Row 6: *p5, sl 3 wyib; rep. from * to the last st, p1.
Row 7: repeat Row 5.
Row 8: purl.
wyib (with yarn in 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.
wyif (with yarn in front): bring the yarn forward as if to perform a PURL stitch.
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