Technique Tuesday – Slipped & Elongated Stitches

Happy Tuesday! Today I am going to show you the pattern I’m using in my latest design. The design is a baby blanket that is knit in panels using a slipped stitch. The pattern is from Barbara Walker’s Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns and I’ve had my eye on using it for a while. As you can see below, it’s a really cute pattern that looks like ribbons are running through the main color background and tied off in bows every sixth row.

To have a loose enough tension on the slipped stitch so that it can be slipped over six rows, an elongated stitch is knit. Instead of knitting the stitch as normal, you wrap the yarn around the needle multiple times, in this case three, before pulling the loop through.

I do hope you enjoy these short technique videos! If there are any other techniques you wish to see, please let me know in the comments. Until next time….happy knitting! Kim

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