Tiny Bobbles Stitch II

The Tiny Bobbles Stitch II is a multi-color version of the Tiny Bobbles Stitch. For those of you who are looking to add extra color to your Tiny Bobbles Stitch pattern, this stitch is what you’re looking for. This stitch pattern is suited for edgings and extra detail add-ons to a larger piece. The first four rows will be knitted in Color A (yellow) and the last two rows will be done in Color (teal). Pattern remains the same as the original.

Tiny Bobbles Stitch II

 

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 2 sts + 2
Color A (shown in yellow)
Color B (shown in teal)

Row 1 (RS) (Color A): knit.
Row 2 (Color A): purl.
Row 3 (Color A): knit.
Row 4 (Color A): purl.
Row 5 (Color B): k1, *(k1, yo, k1) into the next st, sl 1 wyib; rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 6 (Color B): p1, *sl 1 wyib,  k3tog tbl; rep from * to the last st, p1.

Repeat Rows 1-6.

Abbreviations:

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

tbl=through back loop

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.

More knitting abbreviations, HERE.

 

 

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.

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.

Knitted Broomstick Stitch

The Knitted Broomstick stitch is a knitted version of the original Broomstick stitch which is a crochet stitch. This stitch is very unique and requires advanced techniques to produce the “broomstick” look. Knitted in a multiple of 5 stitches plus 2 and done in a 4-row repeat, the Knitted Broomstick stitch is easy to remember despite its time-consuming techniques. Blocking is highly recommended for optimal results.

Knitted Broomstick Stitch - Purl Avenue

Pattern

Skill: advanced
Multiple of 5 sts + 2

Row 1 (RS): knit.
Row 2: knit.
Row 3: k1, *wrap technique (insert right-hand needle into stitch as if to knit, wrap yarn 3 times around the right-hand needle and pull through the stitch); repeat this wrap technique with every stitch until you reach the last stitch, k1.
Row 4: p1, *slip 5 sts purlwise (allowing the wraps to drop, creating elongated stitches), place the elongated stitches back on the left-handed needle, (k1, p1, k1, p1, k1) into the 5 elongated stitches; repeat from * to the last st, p1.

Repeat 1-4.