Diagonal Slip Stitch Blanket
Steadfast and true, classic and uncomplicated, our Diagonal Slip Stitch Blanket is a serious beauty. And in Understory, our gorgeous baby alpaca-baby yak-silk blend, it’s also very special. We used our earthy Field Mint color, a near neutral with a natural punch!
Its diagonal slip stitch pattern gives this blanket extra loft and warmth and also a twill pattern with a very cozy texture. We have a new video tutorial that explains exactly how to do the stitch, including its challenging-but-fun part where you knit into the purl bump of the k2tog below. What? Don’t worry, once you get going, you won’t want to stop!
Sized for strollers or couches, the Diagonal Slip Stitch Blanket is happy to wrap up a little one or drape a couch. Either way, it makes a quiet statement in that keep-forever kind of way.
Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.
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- 6 (11) skeins of Purl Soho’s Understory, 50% baby alpaca, 25% baby yak, and 25% silk. Each skein is 250 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 1545 (2,700) yards required. We used the color Field Mint. (NOTE: We no longer offer Understory, but choose from one of our other light worsted/dk weight yarns.)
- US 8 (5 mm), 40-inch circular needles
34 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches in Diagonal Slip Stitch pattern
Crib Size (Throw Size)
- Finished Dimensions: Approximately 32 inches wide x 40 inches long (48 inches wide x 60 inches long)
Slip all slipped stitches purlwise unless indicated otherwise.
For a step-by-step video tutorial of how to work this stitch pattern, please visit our Diagonal Slip Stitch Tutorial.
This stitch pattern works over any even multiple of stitches.
Cast on 136 (206) stitches. We used a basic Long Tail Cast On.
Row 1 (wrong side): Slip 3 with yarn in front (wyif) (see Notes), purl to end of row.
Row 2 (right side): Slip 3 with yarn in back (wyib), knit to end of row.
Row 3: Slip 3 wyif, *pick up and knit 1 stitch through purl bump in stitch below, slip 1 wyif, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, p3. [266 (406) stitches]
NOTE: To find out about knitting through the purl bump below, watch our Diagonal Slip Stitch Tutorial (see Notes). In the video, you’ll see picking up into the purl bump of a k2tog below, but the concept is the same!
Diagonal Slip Stitch Pattern
Row 1 (right side): Slip 3 wyib, k1, *knit 2 together (k2tog), repeat from * to last 4 stitches, slip 1 wyib, k3. [137 (207) stitches]
Row 2 (wrong side): Slip 3 wyif, p1, *pick up and knit 1 stitch through purl bump in second stitch of k2tog below, slip 1 wyif, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, slip 1 wyif, p3. [266 (406) stitches]
Row 3: Slip 3 wyib, *k2tog, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, k3. [136 (206) stitches]
Row 4: Slip 3 wyif, *pick up and knit 1 stitch through the purl bump in second stitch of k2tog below, slip 1 wyif, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, p3. [266 (406) stitches]
Repeat Rows 1-4 until piece measures 42 (60) inches from cast-on edge, or until desired length, ending with Row 3.
Next Row (wrong side): Slip 3 wyif, purl to end of row.
Next Row (right side): Bind off loosely, knitwise.
Weave in ends and wet block or steam, as desired.