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Barred Stripes Stitch

About This Stitch Pattern

The barred stripes is a simple and easy mosaic colorwork stitch that creates rows of horizontal, textured stripes. This stitch would be great for afghans, coffee cozies, and phone cases!

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Stitch Repeat

Multiple of 4 sts +2

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiple of 4 sts + 2

  • NOTE: Cast on with color A and purl one row.
  • Row 1 (Right Side): Color B: K1, *sl 2 wyif, k2; rep from *, end k1.
  • Row 2: K1, *p2, sl 2 wyif; rep from *, end k1
  • Row 3: Color A: K3, *sl 2 wyif, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl 2 wyif, k1.
  • Row 4: K1, *sl 2 wyif, p2; rep from *, end k1

Repeat rows 1-4 until you have reached your desired length.

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