Simple Slipped Stitch Stripes

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Slipped stitch stripes are a joy to knit and look a lot more difficult than they actually are. If you can knit and purl, you can learn to work this easy stitch pattern. In this video, Jen Lucas demonstrates how to knit a slipped stitch stripe pattern.

Jen begins by showing some examples of projects where she used this stitch pattern. She shows a dishcloth, placemat, and shawl. The dishcloth and placemat feature this stitch used as an allover stitch pattern. For the shawl, the slipped stitches are used along two edges as a pretty detail.

With two colors, the stitch pattern is worked over a multiple of 12 plus 7 stitches. Jen casts on 19 stitches with Color A to demonstrate the stitch pattern.


With CA, CO multiple of 12 plus 7 sts.
Knit 1 row on WS.

Row 1 (RS): Sl1 wyif, with CB, *k5, sl1 wyib, p5, sl1 wyib; rep from * to last 6 sts, k6.
Row 2 (WS): Sl1 wyif, *k5, p7; rep from * to last 6 sts, k6.

Row 3: Sl1 wyif, with CA, *k5, sl1 wyib, p5, sl1 wyib; rep from * to last 6 sts, k6.
Row 4: Sl1 wyif, *k5, p7; rep from * to last 6 sts, k6.

Rep Rows 1 – 4 until to desired length, ending with Row 2.

Next Row (RS): With CA, *k7, p5; rep from * to last 7 sts, k7.
Next Row (WS): Knit all sts.


CA: Color A
CB: Color B
CO: cast on
k: knit
p: purl
rep: repeat
RS: Right Side
sl: slip stitch purlwise
st(s): stitch(es)
WS: Wrong Side
wyib: with yarn in back
wyif: with yarn in front