Simple Vertical Stripes Pattern [FREE Knitting Stitch Pattern]

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White and pink knitted fabric with a vertical stripe pattern followed by a text area that says "Learn how to knit Simple Vertical Stripes Pattern ," and a back side of a white and pink knitted fabric with a a vertical stripe patternThe Simple Vertical Stripes Slip-Stitch Pattern is an easy way to add some color to your knitting project.

And best of all, as this is a color-change slip-stitch pattern, you do not have to worry about the usual issues that stranded knitting throws up.

In fact, knitting with two colors when using slipped stitches is super easy. You only need to knit with one color for two rows. Then, you change color and knit another two rows – easy!

All mosaic or color-change patterns are designed using this same principle. So, this makes them perfect for novice knitters who want to try out knitting with two colors at the same time.

However, as with all colorwork, the choice of contrasting colors is important. To make your pattern really pop, do not choose colors that are too close to each other.

Looking to learn more about this wonderful knitting technique? We have a comprehensive article on mosaic knitting.

The article discusses all the basic information you need to know about how to knit mosaic patterns. You can find it here: All You Need to Know About Mosaic Knitting.

In addition, we also have a step-by-step tutorial on how to slip stitches the correct way. To learn more about slipping stitches, check out the tutorial here: Slipping Stitches Knitwise or Purlwise

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

Techniques Needed for Simple Vertical Stripes 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

wyib                                            with yarn in back

Instructions (Knitted Flat)

Multiple of 4 sts. Colors A and B.

Cast on with Color B and purl one row.

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

Row 2: With A, k1, * sl 2 wyif, p2; rep from *, end sl 2, k1

Row 3: With B, k1, * k2, sl 2 wyib; rep from *, end k3

Row 4: With B, k1, * p2, sl 2 wyif; rep from *, end p2, k1

Repeat rows 1-4 until the desired length has been reached.

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