Diagonal Stripe Pattern [FREE Knitted Stitch Pattern]

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White and pink knitted fabric with a diagonal striped pattern followed by a text area that says "Learn how to knit Diagonal Stripe Pattern, learnknittingonline.com" and a back side of a white and pink knitted fabric with a diagonal striped patternThe Diagonal Stripe Pattern is an easy-to-knit slip-stitch pattern that creates a nice impact. The diagonal stripes can easily be worked into any stockinette pattern to jazz it up a bit.

In fact, it is a great color-change pattern for novices to cut their teeth on. Unlike stranded knitting, you only work with one color at a time.

Actually, you knit the same color over 2 rows, while slipping the contrasting-color stitches. This knitting technique means that you do not have to worry about catching floats, etc.

This type of color-change pattern is typical of mosaic knitting. If you would like to find out more about mosaic knitting, we have a great article on the topic.

Our comprehensive mosaic knitting article discusses all the ins and outs of mosaic knitting. In addition, it also gives you a step-by-step guide on how to knit mosaic patterns. You can find the article here: All You Need to Know About Mosaic Knitting.

Likewise, we have a great tutorial on how to slip stitches. The step-by-step slip-stitch tutorial also shows you how to work wyif and wyib. You can find the tutorial here: Slipping Stitches Knitwise or Purlwise

This free knit stitch pattern is ideal for Level 3 - Easy Level Knitters

Techniques Needed for Diagonal Stripe Pattern

Abbreviation                       Description                               Tutorial

k                                                   knit                                              Knit Stitch Continental Style 
                                                                                                            Knit Stitch English Style

p                                                   purl                                              Purl Stitch Continental Style
                                                                                                            Purl Stitch English Style

sl                                                  slip                                                Slipping Stitches Knitwise or Purlwise

Other Abbreviations Used

ws                                               wrong side

rs                                                 right side

rep                                              repeat

st(s)                                            stitch(es)

wyif                                             with yarn in front

wyib                                            with yarn in back

Instructions (Knitted Flat)

Multiple of 4 sts. Colors A and B.

Cast on with Color A and purl one row.

Row 1 (RS): With B, k1, * sl 2 wyib, k2; rep from *, end sl 2, kl

Row 2: With B, k1, * sl 1 wyif, p3; rep from *, end sl 1, p1, k1

Row 3: With A, k1, sl 1 wyib, * k2, sl 2 wyib; rep from *, end k2

Row 4: With A, k1, p1, * sl 1 wyif, p3; rep from *, end sl 1, k1

Row 5: With B, k1, * k2, sl 2 wyib; rep from *, end k3

Row 6: With B, k1, p2, * sl 1 wyif, p3; rep from *, end k1

Row 7: With A, * k2, sl 2 wyib; rep from *, end k2, sl 1. k1

Row 8: With A, k1, * p3, sl 1 wyif; rep from *, end p2, k1

Repeat rows 1-8 until the desired length has been reached.

One Comment

  1. Pat Bartoshesky

    I’d love to know how to knit this patter in the round for a hat.

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