Slipped Stitch Squares

Slipped Stitch Squares

This multi-colored stitch pattern involves the usage of slip stitch techniques throughout the work. Knitted in a multiple of 3 stitches plus 3 and a fairly fast knit, the Slipped Stitch Squares pattern is not prone to curled edges thus making it one of the most low maintenance knitting patterns. The design of this pattern allows it to knit up into a thick panel – perfect for blankets and throws.

Pattern

Skill: easy
Multiple of 3 sts + 3

Row 1 (RS) (Color A): knit.
Row 2 (Color A): purl.
Row 3 (Color B): k1, sl1, *k2, sl1; rep. from * to the last st, k1.
Row 4 (Color B): k1, sl1 wyif, *k2, sl1 wyif; rep from * to the last st, k1.

Repeat Rows 1-4.

Knitting Abbreviations

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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Tiny Blocks Stitch

Tiny Blocks Stitch

If you’re tired of the same simple stitch pattern and are looking for something that is a very fast knit then perhaps you should try the Tiny Blocks Stitch. Knitted in a multiple of four stitches and in a twelve-row repeat, this stitch pattern involves a straightforward sequence of knit and purl stitches. This pattern would look great as an edging option or part of the main body design.

Pattern

Skill: easy
Multiple of 4 sts

Row 1 (RS) – 4: *p2, k2; rep from * to the end.
Row 5-6: purl.
Row 7-10: *k2, p2; rep from * to the end.
Row 11-12: purl.

Repeat rows 1-12.

Ribbed Slip Stitch

Resembling the traditional rib stitch, the Ribbed Slip stitch is knitted using the slip stitch technique to create the ribbing effect. Knitted in a multiple of three stitches plus two and done in a short two-row repeat, this stitch is a very fast knit. Unlike the traditional rib stitch, the Ribbed Slip stitch is not reversible and does not produce the same stretchy effect that you’d find with the rib stitch. So if you’re looking for a very fast-knit stitch pattern that has the rib look, you should definitely give this stitch a try!

Pattern

Skill: easy
Multiple of 3 sts + 2

Row 1 (RS): p2, *wyib sl 1, p2; rep from * to the end.
Row 2: k2, *p1, k2; rep from * to the end.

Repeat rows 1-2.

Knitting Abbreviations

Knitting Abbreviations:

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.

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Lacy Eyelet Points Stitch

Lacy Eyelet Points Knit Stitch

Knitted in a multiple of 10 stitches plus 9, the Lacy Eyelet Points stitch is a lace pattern which resembles triangles made of eyelets. Done in a 12-row repeat, this knit stitch is rated easy for its use of basic lace techniques such as yarn over (yo), ssk (slip, slip, knit), and k2tog (knit 2 together). Like most lace stitch patterns, in order to get the full effects of this lace design, blocking is recommended.

Pattern

Skill: easy
Multiple of 10 sts + 9

Row 1 (RS): k3, *k1, yo, ssk, k7; rep from * to the last 6 sts, k1, yo, ssk, k3.
Row 2 and all even rows: purl.
Row 3: k2, k2tog, *yo, k1, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog; rep from * to the last 4 sts, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2.
Row 5: k1, k2tog, yo, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo; rep from * to the last 6 sts, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1.
Row 7: k3, *k6, yo, ssk, k2; rep from * to the last 6 sts, k6.
Row 9: k3, *k4, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1; rep from * to the last 6 sts, k6.
Row 11: k3, *k3, (k2tog, yo) x2, k1, yo, ssk; rep from * to the last 6 sts, k6.
Row 12: purl.

Repeat rows 1-12.

Knitting Abbreviations:

yo (yarn over): wrap the yarn around the right-hand needle from back to front counterclockwise before knitting the next stitch. Then work the next stitch as normal.

ssk (slip, slip, knit): slip the next 2 stitches knitwise, one at a time, insert the left-hand needle through the front of both loops and knit them together.

k2tog (knit 2 together): insert the right-hand needle into the first two stitches on the left-hand needle and wrap the working yarn around the right-hand needle as if you would for a knit stitch. Pull the yarn through both stitches and slide both stitches off the left-hand needle. You have now knitted two stitches together thus resulting in a right-leaning decrease.

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Dots and Dash Stitch

Resembling the mathematical division sign, the Dots and Dash stitch requires slip stitches to create the “dashes” and knit and purl stitches to produce the “dots” effect. Knitted in a multiple of 6 stitches plus 5 and done in a series of 8-row repeats, this stitch is not complicated but extra attention is needed while knitting because of the consistent switching of yarn from front to back or vice versa.

Pattern

Skill: easy
Multiple of 6 sts + 5
Color A (shown in yellow)
Color B (shown in teal)

Note: slip all stitches purlwise.

Row 1 (RS) (Color A): knit.
Row 2 (Color A): purl.
Row 3 (Color B): k1, wyif sl 3, *wyib sl 1, k1, sl 1, wyif sl 3; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 4 (Color B): p1, wyib sl 3, *wyif sl 1, wyib k1, wyif sl 1, wyib sl 3; rep from * to the last st, wyif p1.
Row 5 (Color A): knit.
Row 6 (Color A): purl.
Row 7 (Color B): (k1, sl 1) x2, *wyif sl 3, wyib sl 1, k1, sl 1; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 8 (Color B): p1, sl 1, wyib k1, wyif sl 1, *wyib sl 3, wyif sl 1, wyib k1, wyif sl 1; rep from * to the last st, p1.

Repeat rows 1-8.

Knitting Abbreviations:

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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Hexagon Stitch

Hexagon Knit Stitch

If you’re looking for a stitch that is unique but not complicated to execute, consider the Hexagon Stitch. Knitted in a multiple of six stitches plus nine, this stitch pattern involves a series of yarn over techniques being passed over previously knitted stitches. The pattern sequence is completed in four rows thus making it a fast knit that will add flair to your project.

Pattern

Skill: easy
Multiple of 6 sts + 9

Row 1 (RS): *yo, k3, pass yo stitch over the 3 knit sts, k3; rep from * to the end.
Row 2: purl.
Row 3: k3, *k3, yo, k3, pass yo stitch over the 3 knit sts; rep from * to the last 6 sts, k6.
Row 4: purl.

Repeat rows 1-4.

Knitting Abbreviations:

yo (yarn over): wrap the yarn around the right-hand needle from back to front counterclockwise before knitting the next stitch. Then work the next stitch as normal.

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