In this tutorial, I’m sharing how to knit the Two-Color Slip-Stitch pattern. A fluffy four-row repeat pattern that doesn’t curl, (and so easy, that there is no need to purl, yay!).
It’s a nice option for blankets, baby stuff, but also, any kind of home decorations (table runner, placemats, cushions, etc.).
Before anything else, I’d like to share some guidelines to obtain the best results when knitting the two-color slip-stitch pattern:
In the first place, although rows 1 and 3, look very similar, as well as rows and 2 and 4, they are indeed different.
So, please pay attention, because it’s easy to get confused the first time you try it. (I didn’t, and this is why there is a black line on my swatch).
Secondly, use two contrasting colors of the same thickness, quality, and brand, when possible.
Finally, because this stitch produces a thick fabric, use needles one number above the manufacturers’ suggestion on the label.
Ok then, grab your needles + yarn, and let’s get busy!
CO: Cast on
RS: Right side of the work
Sl: Slip one stitch
wyib: With yarn in back
wyif: With yarn in front
CA: Color A (lighter color)
CB: Color B (darker color)
BO: Bind off
The odd rows create the RS.
The cast-on row should be looser than normal (don’t tighten up the stitches).
Always slip the stitches purl wise (pass one stitch onto the right-hand needle as if to purl).
The first and the last stitches are selvedge stitches, and they will be knitted on each row.
In the video tutorial I’m using pale blue as color A, and scarlet red as color B.
How to knit the Two Color Slip-Stitch pattern
With CA, CO an even number of st (it will include 2 selvage stitches).
1º row: With CB, K1, *K1, wyib sl1*. Repeat from *to *, ending with K1.
2º row: With CB, K1, *wyif sl1, K1*. Repeat from *to *, ending with K1.
3º row: With CA, K1, *wyib sl1, K1*. Repeat from *to *, ending with K1.
4ª row: With CA, K1 *K1, wyif sl1*. Repeat from *to *, ending with K1.
These four rows form the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached.
When finished, BO knitwise after a row 4 (with CA).
This is the other side of the work:
Hugs, and happy knitting 🙂
Carolina – So Woolly
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