Slip Stitch Knitting
(Color Pattern The Easy Way)
At first glance, Slip-Stitch Knitting appears to be very complex; however, after reading the introduction and working through the basic instructions, the technique will begin to make sense.
Slip stitches are worked in with knit and pearl stitches in various patterns. This knitting technique was originally called mosaic knitting. Both rows and rounds can be worked with slip-stitch knitting. Slip-stitch knitting is a way to color knit and only use one yarn at a time.
How to read the charts is explained with illustrations and a photo provided for each sample. It really helps to see a chart in black and white and then the motif worked in color as a sample. There are tips for how to create rich textures and to design your own graphs. Yarn options are discussed for various texture and color effects.
There are 14 projects, from sweaters to hats and socks, using the skills you have learned. In addition to making these projects, the graphs can be used for bead knitting and bead crochet, plus loom weaving and square stitch to create other items. In some cases, one motif would make a small beaded bag or stitch it onto a hat, vest or quilt. All the sample charts can also be adapted to beads.
In the pattern section there are instructions for a long tail cast-on, two-color cast-on, invisible cast-on, cable cast-on, one-row buttonhole, Kitchener stitch, I-chords and other techniques required to finish the projects.
Slip-Stitch Knitting is not for beginners, however, intermediate and advanced knitters will find Roxana’s book a great addition to their library and knitting skills.