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.

Knitting Abbreviations

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

More knitting abbreviations, HERE.

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.