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Learn to Knit: How to Knit Slip Stitch Colourwork

11th June 2021 colourwork 5 min read
Learn to Knit: How to Knit Slip Stitch Colourwork | Stolen Stitches Tutorial

 Slip Stitch colourwork is a very easy way to create colourwork patterns. Using this technique you slip the stitches in the second colour so you are only ever working in one colour at a time.

How to work:

You can create different effects with slipped stitches depending whether you leave the strand of yarn across your slipped stitches behind or in front of your work.

To keep the 'strand' at the back of your work:

  1. On the right side, work to where you want to slip your stitches, slip the stitches purlwise, with the yarn in the back.
  2. On the wrong side slip the same stitches purlwise with the yarn in the front.

To keep the 'strand' at the front of your work:

  1. On the right side, work to where you want to slip your stitches, slip the stitches purlwise, with the yarn in the front.
  2. On the wrong side slip the same stitches purlwise with the yarn in the back.

You can find out how you slip your stitches and where you position your yarn in this video:

 


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