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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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.

Abbreviations:

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

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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.

Slipped Zigzag Stitch

The Slipped Zigzag stitch is a textured stitch which involves slipping stitches to produce a zigzag look. Knitted in a multiple of 6 stitches plus 2, this stitch is easy to remember and is perfect for those looking for a unique “woven” look. If you enjoy the Slipped Zigzag stitch, check out the more challenging Chevron stitch!

Slipped Zigzag Stitch - Purl Avenue

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 6 sts + 2

Note: slip stitches purlwise.

Row 1 (RS): k1, *wyif sl 2, k4; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 2: p1, *p3, wyib sl 2, p1; rep from * to the last st, p1.
Row 3: k1, *k2, wyif sl 2, k2; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 4: p1, *p1, wyib sl 2, p3; rep from * to the last st, p1.
Row 5: k1, *k4, wyif sl 2; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 6: repeat Row 4.
Row 7: repeat Row 3.
Row 8: repeat Row 2.

Repeat Row 1-8.