Left Diagonal Slip Stitch

The Left Diagonal Slip Stitch

Description

The Left Diagonal Slip Stitch creates a wonderful diagonal ribbing effect by using Slip Stitches.

The stitch gives a fantastic variation on normal vertical ribbing that can be used for jumpers, cardigans, scarves and whatever else you can think of.

So, what is a Left Diagonal Slip Stitch? The stitch uses a repeating six stitch pattern of two slip stitches that is offset in each rows to create the diagonal rib. The techniques itself is not especially tricky, but keep a keen eye on where you are in the pattern and row to ensure you don't have the yarn forward or back at the wrong time!

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Instructions

Start by casting on multiples of 6 + 4 stitches.

Begin the first row by knitting one, then start a repeat consisting of slipping two stitches purlwise (with the yarn in front) and then knitting four. Continue repeating this pattern until you have reached the last three stitches, then slip two purlwise with the yarn forward and knit one.

The second row begins by purling one, slipping one purlwise (with the yarn to the back) and then purling four. Once you have completed this then continue with a repeating pattern of slipping two stitches purlwise (with the yarn to the back) then purling four. Continue this pattern until the last four stitches then slip two with yarn back and purl two.

For the third row you will start by knitting three, then repeat; slip two stitches purlwise (with the yarn forward) and then knit four. Continue repeating until the last stitch and knit one.

Start the fourth row by purling four stitches. You should then continue with a six stitch repeat; slip two stitches purlwise (with the yarn to the back), and then purl four stitches, repeating this to the end of the row.

The fifth row begins by knitting five stitches, then make a repeat of the following; slip two stitches purlwise with the yarn forward and then knitting four. Continue until the last five stitches, slip two stitches purlwise (with the yarn forward) then knit three.

The sixth and final row in the pattern starts by purling two. Then enter a six stitch repeat of slipping two stitches with the yarn to the back followed by six purl stitches. Keep repeating this until the final two stitches and slip one purlwise (with the yarn to the back) and then purl one.

Repeat rows 1-6 until you reach the desired length of fabric.

Difficulty Level:

Intermediate Knitting Stitch Difficulty

Cast on:

Cast on multiples of 6 + 4 stitches. This is a repeating 6 row pattern.

Techniques Used in this Stitch:

k
p
sl
wyfd
wyb

Knit
Purl
Slip Stitch
With yarn forward
With yarn back

 

Traditional Instructions

Row 1: k1, * sl 2 wyfd, k4; repeat from * to last 3 stitches, sl 2 wyfd, k1.
Row 2: p1, sl1 wyb, p4, * sl 2 wyb, p4; repeat from * to last 4 stitches, sl 2 wyb, p2.
Row 3: k3, * sl 2 wyfd, k4; repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
Row 4: p4, * sl 2 wyb, p4; repeat from * to end.
Row 5: k5, * sl 2 wyfd, k4; repeat from * to last 5 stitches, sl 2 wyfd, k3.
Row 6: p2, * sl 2 wyb, p4; repeat from * to last 2 stitches, sl 1 wyb, p1.

Repeat rows 1-6 till you reach the desired length.

Left Diagonal Slip Stitch Chart

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Left Diagonal Slip Stitch Swatch Examples

Example of Left Diagonal Slip Stitch - RS

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Example of Left Diagonal Slip Stitch - WS

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Knitting projects using the Left Diagonal Slip Stitch

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