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How to Knit the Slip Knit Yarn Over Pass Stitch (SKYP)

music in video is from demo 2008 by (Latchxe9 Swing) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the slip knit yarn over pass stitch. This pattern creates a lacey rib stitch that has a diagonal design and a great texture. It’s perfect for socks, afghans, and washcloths.

Skill: Intermediate

Cast On: Multiples of 2 + 2

For this pattern you will need to know the following techniques:

Knit – k

Purl – p

Yarn Over – yo

Slip Stitch – sl

Pass Slip Stitch Over – psso


Row 1: K1, *sl 1, k1, yo, psso; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 2: Purl all stitches.

Repeat rows 1-2 until you have reached your desired length.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Example of the Slip Knit Yarn Over Pass Stitch (SKYP)

Example of the Slip Knit Yarn Over Pass Stitch (SKYP)