Today, you’ll learn how to knit the Diagonal Ladders stitch, another pattern great for beginners.
Well, because there is no need to increase or decrease…yep!
Actually, the only techniques required are knit + purl… easy-peasy!
It reminds me of the Double Andalusian stitch we practiced a while ago… we could say they share the same DNA 😉
The Diagonal Ladders stitch is a four-row repeat pattern, and the repeat is short, so it doesn’t matter if you are just starting to knit.
In addition, it’s a reversible stitch; although both sides aren’t identical, they look adorable, so you are free to choose which one will be the right side of the work.
Finally, it’s an ideal pattern for a wide range of projects: From baby/adult stuff to home-decor pieces (cushions, placemats, dishcloths, table runners, etc.).
So, grab your needles and a little bit of yarn, and let’s get started.
CO: Cast on
RS: Right side of the work
BO: Bind off
WS: Wrong side of the work
N.B.: The odd rows form the right side of the work
Diagonal Ladders knit stitch pattern
CO multiples of 5 + 1; i.e.: 5 * 3 = 15 + 1 = 16 stitches.
1º row (RS): *P2, K3*. Repeat from * to *, to last st, P1
2º row: P1, *P2, K1, P1, K1*. Repeat from * to *, to end
3º row: *P1, K2, P1, K1*. Repeat from * to *, to last st, P1
4º row: K1, *K1, P3, K1*. Repeat from * to *, to end
This four rows create the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached.
When finished BO working each stitch as it presents, after a row 3 (WS).
This is the other side of the work:
Enjoy the video tutorial:
I hope you like it!
Hugs, and happy knitting 🙂
Carolina – So Woolly
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