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Slip stitch colourwork - the principles

Our Faye buttoned purse, made using our FREE yarn, features a tweed-like pattern. We have used this as an example of how to work slip stitch patterns. This design is worked over a multiple of four sts + five. Unless instructed otherwise you should slip the stitches purlwise.

  • Slip stitch colourwork - the principles - Step 1

    Step 1

    on Row 1, using yarn B, k1, p1, now take the yarn back between the needles (yb)

  • Slip stitch colourwork - the principles - Step 2

    Step 2

    insert your RH needle into the next st as if to purl and transfer the st from the LH to RH needle

  • Slip stitch colourwork - the principles - Step 3

    Step 3

    now bring the yarn back between the needle tips to the front of the work (yfwd)

  • Slip stitch colourwork - the principles - Step 4

    Step 4

    Continue with the pattern as instructed. See how the slipped stitches are left unworked and create a multicoloured effect on the row. This is how it looks during Row 3 of the pattern repeat

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