Vertical Stripe Slip Stitch

Ask Me Monday: Vertical Stripe Slip Stitches

Vertical Stripe Slip Stitch

I’m on a vertical strip slip stitch kick lately, including them in designs for everything from light-weight flowing shawls, to chunky Christmas stockings. This week on Ask Me Monday I show how to use the technique both flat and in-the-round, plus offer some great vertical stripe slip stitch project options. Enjoy!


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Vertical Stripe Slip Stitch Worked Flat

With A, CO 16 sts.

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: Purl.

Join B.

Row 3 (RS): With B, *k1, sl1 wyib; rep from * to end.

Row 4 (WS): With B, *sl1 wyif, p1; rep from * to end.

Row 5: With A, *sl 1 wyib, k1; rep from * to end.

Row 6: With A, *p1, sl1 wyif; rep from * to end.

Rep Rows 3-6, until piece is square. Cut B.

Last 2 Rows: Rep Rows 1-2.


Make Me!

HOME for the Holidays Stocking by Vickie Howell

HOME for the Holidays Stocking, shown in Vickie Howell for Mad | Tosh HOME in colors, Shush Finger and Pinky Swear


Vertical Stripe Slip Stitch In-the-Round

Note: For this swatch, I recommend either using double-pointed needles or the Magic Loop method with a long circular needle.

With A, CO 20. Join rnd, taking care not to twist.

Rnd 1: Knit.

Join B.

Rnd 2: *With B k1, sl 1 wyib; rep from * around.

Rnd 3: *Sl 1 wyib, with A k1; rep from around.

Rep Rnds 2-3 until you have 4″ from CO edge.

Cut B.

Last Rnd: With A, knit.




Make Me!

Slipping Around Knit Cowl by Vickie Howell

Slipping Around Knit Cowl, shown in Vickie Howell for Mad | Tosh HOME in colors, Shush Finger and Spirit FIngers