It might be Monday tomorrow, but we're not putting down our needles yet! This week, we're exploring slipped-stitches with the irresistible Valley Stitch. Whip up a stunning jumper or cowl with this cable-esque pattern. If you've missed some of our previous weekly patterns, then simply click here to find them.
To knit the Valley Stitch pattern, just follow this stitch pattern to the desired length:
Cast on a multiple of 8 sts plus 2.
Row 1 (WS) K2, *P6, K2; rep from * to end.
Row 2 P2, *K2, sl2 wyib, K2, P2; rep from * to end.
Row 3 K2, *P2, sl2 wyif, P2, K2; rep from * to end.
Row 4 P2, *K2, sl2 wyib, K2, P2; rep from * to end.
Row 5 K2, *P2, sl2 wyif, P2, K2; rep from * to end.
Row 6 P2, *sl next 2 sts, drop next st to front of work, sl the last 2 sts back onto left-hand needle, pick up dropped sl st with left-hand needle and knit it, K2, drop next st to front of work, K2, pick up dropped sl st and knit it, P2; rep from * to end.
wyif with yarn in front
wyib with yarn in back
sl slip stitch
For a full list of abbreviations click here.
This stitch feels as good as it looks! The slipped stitches add a cable-like texture that keeps in warmth while creating a stunning pattern – perfect for adding quick detail to plain garments or accessories.