Consider Slip Stitch for Color -- It's fun, It's Easy, and It's a Quick Way to De-stash!

Consider Slip Stitch for Color -- It's fun, It's Easy, and It's a Quick Way to De-stash!

We've all done it.  We've all fallen in love.  With yarn.  With a colorful, seductive hand-painted yarn and before we can say baa-ram-ewe, it's in our stash.  One of my favorite ways to use these colorful yarns, like Skinny Singles from Hedgehog Fibres, is with a slip stitch pattern.  

My favorite slip stitch pattern is the half-linen stitch.  It looks good on both sides, so it's great for scarves or twisted cowls.  It's almost as easy as stockinette once you get going. And ultimately, it's a lot of fun to watch the color combinations come to life!  Tip: use a garter or seed stitch border to prevent curling. 

More benefits of slip stitch patterns

  1. Slip stitch patterns break up horizontal striping.
  2. With two colors you can create a color-stranded effect without color-stranding.
  3. Blend one color into the next for a more subtle gradient.
  4. Help superwash wools and plant-based fibers keep their shape with slip stitch patterns.

Project Ideas

  • Colorful Coasters
  • Placemats, napkins or a table runner
  • Socks, hats, scarves or cowls.
  • Add an elegant accent with a mosaic insert-- like the Pagosa Rose Tee 

Gallery of Inspiration

Coming Soon: Summer Rainbow Table Linens by Catherine

Pagosa Rose Tee by Catherine

Butterfly Coasters by Arella Seaton

Coming Soon!  Floating Diamonds Poncho by Catherine made with Hedgehog Fibres Yarn

Seto Mittens by Hilly Knits, using Jamieson's of Shetland Spindrift

Pressed Flower Cardigan by Amy Cristoffers , shown here in Jamieson's of Shetland Spindrift


May the sun shine on your knitting, may your skeins never tangle, and have a great day!


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