Speckled Tweed Stitch

The Speckled Tweed stitch is a multi-colored slip stitch pattern that is knitted in a multiple of 4 stitches plus 3. -The interesting design of this pattern creates a diamond-like motif which runs vertically throughout the work. With its most complicated technique being slipped stitches and also knitted in a short 4-row repeat, the Speckled Tweed stitch is rated easy, making it perfect for knitters who are just starting out knitting with multiple colors.

Speckled Tweed Stitch - Purl Avenue

Pattern

Skill: easy
Multiple of 4 sts + 3
Note: slip all stitches purlwise. (Color A – Yellow, Color B – Teal)

Row 1 (WS) (Color A): p1, vb, sl 1, yf, *p3, yb; sl 1, yf; rep from * to the last st, p1.
Row 2 (Color A): k1, sl 1, *k3, sl 1; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 3 (Color B): p3, *yb, sl 1, yf, p3; rep from * to the end.
Row 4 (Color B): k3, *sl 1, k3; rep from * to the end.

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.

Speckled Slip Stitch II

This stitch is another variation of the Speckled Slip Stitch which involves three colors. Worked in a multiple of 2 stitches plus 1, the Speckled Slip Stitch II consists of an 8-row repeat. Colors are alternated every two rows, regardless of the row sequence. For example, you might begin the first two rows with the color yellow but as you repeat these two rows again the second time around, you will begin with the color teal and not yellow.

Speckled Slip Stitch - Purl Avenue

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 2 sts + 1
Color: beginning with the 1st row, work 2 rows in Color A, 2 rows in Color B, and 2 rows in Color C throughout the project. (Color A – Yellow, Color B – Teal, Color C – Coral)

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

Repeat Rows 1-8.

Knitting 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.

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 teal)

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

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.

Do you like this stitch? If so, check out the Speckled Slip Stitch Cup Cozy pattern.

Reversible Little Ropes Stitch

If you are looking for a cable stitch that looks elaborate but is easy to knit then the Reversible Little Ropes Stitch is perfect for you! Knitted in a four-row repeat, this stitch requires only two cable techniques. And as a bonus, this stitch is completely reversible thus adding versatility to your knitwear!

Little Ropes Stitch RS - Purl Avenue

Right Side

Little Ropes Stitch WS - Purl Avenue

Wrong Side

 

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 8 sts

Row 1 (RS): *p4, slip the next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in back, k2, then k2 from cable needle; rep from * to the end.
Row 2, 4: *p4, k4; rep from * to the end.
Row 3: *slip the next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold in front, p2, then p2 from cable needle, k4; rep from * to the end.

Repeat Rows 1-4.

 

 

Fuchsia Stitch

Rated as one of the easier cable stitches, the Fuchsia Stitch is worked in a 10-row repeat and knitted in multiple of 8 stitches. Worked in a large panel, this cabled stitch creates a design which resembles a series of fuchsia flowers running vertically down the project. The Fuchsia Stitch requires only two cable techniques thus making it perfect for beginning cable knitters!

Fuchsia Stitch - Purl AvenueWinged Lace Stitch-min

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 8 sts

Row 1, 3, 5 (RS): *k2, p4, k2; rep from * to the end.
Row 2, 4, 6: *p2, k4, p2; rep from * to the end.
Row 7: knit.
Row 8: purl.
Row 9: *T4B, T4F; rep from * to the end.
Row 10: repeat Row 2.

Repeat Rows 1-10.

Notes:

T4B (Twist 4 Back)
Slip 2 sts onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit 2 sts from left-hand needle, then purl 2 sts from cable needle.

T4F (Twist 4 Front)
Slip 2 sts onto cable needle and hold at front of work, purl 2 sts from left-hand needle, then knit 2 sts from cable needle.

More knitting abbreviations HERE.

Winged Lace Stitch

Knitted in a 10-row repeat, the Winged Lace Stitch is rated advanced due to its complex techniques. Worked in a multiple of 14 stitches plus 1, this stitch pattern is knitted across a large panel where its design resembles bat-like wings.  Like all lace knits, this pattern requires blocking for optimal results. Learn more about blocking here.

Winged Lace Stitch-minWinged Lace Stitch - Purl Avenue

Skill: advanced
Multiple of 14 sts + 1

Row 1 (RS): *k1, yo, k4, ssk, k1, k2tog, k4, yo; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 2: p1, *p1, yo, p3, p2tog,p1, ssp, p3, yo, p2; rep from * to the end.
Row 3: *k3, yo, k2, ssk, k1, k2tog, k2, yo, k2; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 4: p1, *p3, yo, p1, p2tog, p1, ssp, p1, yo, p4; rep from * to the end.
Row 5: *k5, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k4; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 6: p1, *ssp, p4, yo, p1, yo, p4, p2tog, p1; rep from * to the end.
Row 7: *k1, k2tog, (k3, yo) x2, k3, ssk, rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 8: p1, *ssp, p2, yo, p5, yo, p2, p2tog, p1; rep from * to the end.
Row 9: *k1, k2tog, k1, yo, k7, yo, k1, ssk; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 10: p1, *ssp, yo, p9, yo, p2tog, p1; rep from * to the end.

Repeat Rows 1-10.