Little Tent Slip-Stitch Pattern [FREE Knitted Stitch Pattern]

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White knitted fabric with a triangular pattern followed by a text area that says "Learn how to knit: Little Tent Slip-Stitch Pattern," and a back side of white knitted fabric with a triangular patternThe Little Tent Slip-Stitch Pattern is a really delightful knit stitch pattern. In fact, it has elements of the Quilted Lattice Stitch Pattern incorporated into it.

However, in the Little Tent Pattern, the elements are arranged vertically. In addition, they intersperse with panels of Garter Stitch. The resulting fabric does indeed resemble little tents.

Actually, this is a very easy and fun slip-stitch pattern to knit. The tent effect is created by lifting a loose strand on every 4th row.

As a matter of fact, the pattern is just knitted over 4 rows, making it very easy to memorize.

Furthermore, it is a pattern that lends itself really well to a wide range of different knitting projects. For instance, you could try using it for knitting a deep-textured sweater in a heavy yarn.

If you are not familiar with how to slip knitted stitches, we have a great tutorial. The step-by-step tutorial can be found here: Slipping Stitches Knitwise or Purlwise.

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

Techniques Needed for Little Tent Slip-Stitch 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

Instructions (Knitted Flat)

Multiple of 8 sts plus 1

Row 1 (WS): K2, * p5, k3; rep from *, end p5, k2

Row 2: K2, * sl 5 wyif, k3; rep from *, end sl 5 wyif, k2

Row 3: K2, * p5, k3; rep from *, end p5, k2

Row 4: K4, * insert needle under loose strand and knit next st, bringing st out under strand; k7; rep from *, end last repeat k4

Repeat rows 1-4 until the desired length is reached.

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