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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Striped Slip Stitch

Are you looking to incorporate stripes in your project but want to try something fun? Look no further because we’ve got the perfect stitch pattern for you! The Striped Slip Stitch pattern involves stripes with slipped stitches in alternating colors. Knitted in a multiple of four stitches plus three, this stitch is an eight-row repeat with each color covering three rows. Rated easy for its simple knitting techniques, the Striped Slip Stitch is an extremely fast knit–perfect for those of you who prefer quick projects.

Pattern

Skill: easy
Multiple of 4 sts + 3
Color A (shown in yellow)
Color B (shown in teal)

Note: always slip stitches purlwise unless told otherwise.

Foundation Row (WS) (Color A): purl
Rows 1 and 3 (Color B): *k3, sl 1 wyib; rep from * to the last 3 sts, k3.
Row 2 (Color B): p3, *sl 1 wyif, p3; rep from * to the end.
Row 4 (Color B): purl.
Row 5 and 7 (Color A): *k3, sl 1 wyib; rep from * to the last 3 sts, k3.
Row 6 (Color A): p3, *sl 1 wyif, p3; rep from * to the end.
Row 8 (Color A): purl.

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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Speckled Lace Stitch

Speckled Lace Knit Stitch

The Speckled Lace Stitch is a fast and easy knit with only two rows which require lace techniques while the other rows are done in purl and knit stitches. The only knitting technique you might need to take note of is sssk (slip, slip, slip, knit) which is a left-leaning decrease. Similar to the more common ssk (slip, slip, knit), the sssk requires slipping an extra stitch while all other steps are done the same way. Like most lace patterns, the Speckled Lace Stitch requires blocking for optimal results. 

Pattern

Skill: easy
Multiple of 4 sts + 5

Row 1 (RS): k1, yo, sssk, *yo, k1, yo, sssk; rep from * to the last st, yo, k1.
Row 2 and all even rows: purl.
Row 3: knit.
Row 5: k2tog, yo, k1, *yo, sssk, yo, k1; rep from * to the last 2 sts, yo, ssk.
Row 7: knit.
Row 8: purl.

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.

sssk (slip, slip, slip, knit): slip the next 3 stitches knitwise, one at a time, insert the left-hand needle through the front of all 3 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.

Vertical Diamonds Stitch

vertical diamonds knit stitch

The Vertical Diamonds Stitch pattern is knitted through a series of increase and decrease techniques to achieve the look of diamond shapes positioned vertically throughout the work. Done in a multiple of 12 stitches plus 13, this wide-paneled piece is well suited for larger projects such as blankets and stoles or wraps.

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 12 sts + 13

Row 1 (RS): k1, *yo, k1, ssk, k5, k2tog, k1, yo, k1; rep from * to the end.
Row 2 and all even rows: purl.
Row 3: k1, *k1, yo, k1, ssk, k3, k2tog, k1, yo, k2; rep from * to the end.
Row 5: k1, *k2, yo, k1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1, yo, k3; rep from * to the end.
Row 7: k1, *k3, yo, k1, s2kp2, k1, yo, k4; rep from * to the end.
Row 9: k1, *k2, k2tog, (k1, yo) x2, k1, ssk, k3; rep from * to the end.
Row 11: k1, *k1, k2tog, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, ssk, k2; rep from * to the end.
Row 13: k1, *k2tog, k1, yo, k5, yo, k1, ssk, k1; rep from * to the end.
Row 15: k2tog, *k1, yo, k7, yo, k1, s2kp2; rep from * to last 12 sts, k1, yo, k7, yo, k1, ssk.
Row 16: purl.

Repeat rows 1-16.

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.

S2kp2 (slip 2, knit, pass 2) or CDD (central double decrease): on the right side (RS) slip 2 stitches at once knitwise, knit the next stitch, then pass the 2 slipped stitches over the previously knit stitch.

Horse Shoe Stitch

Knitted in a multiple of 14 stitches plus 8, this large-paneled lace pattern resembles horse shoes that are being stacked one above the other.

The difficulty level on the Horse Shoe stitch pattern is rated intermediate as it requires increase and decrease techniques such as yo (yarn over), ssk (slip, slip, knit) and k2tog (knit two together).

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 14 sts + 8

Row 1 (RS): *p1, k1, p4, k1, p1, yo, ssk, p2, k2tog, yo; rep from * to the last 8 sts, p1, k1, p4, k1, p1.

Row 2: k1, p1, k4, p1, k1, *p2, k2, p2, k1, p1, k4, p1, k1; rep from * to the end.

Row 3: * p1, k1, p4, k1, p2, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, p1; rep from * to the last 8 sts, p1, k1, p4, k1, p1.

Row 4: k1, p1, k4, p1, *k8, p1, k4, p1; rep from * to the last st, k1.

Row 5: *p1, yo, ssk, p2, k2tog, yo, p1, k1, p4, k1; rep from * to the last 8 sts, p1, yo, ssk, p4, k2tog, yo, p1.

Row 6: k1, p2, k2, p2, k1, *p1, k4, p1, k1, p2, k2, p2, k1; rep from * to the end.

Row 7: * p2, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, p2, k1, p4, k1; rep from * to the last 8 sts, p2, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, p2.

Row 8: k8, *p1, k4, p1, k8; rep from * to the end.

Repeat Rows 1-8.

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 knit-wise, 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.