The Openwork Mullions Stitch

Stitch Description

The openwork mullions stitch creates a textured checkered fabric. Made with a stranded technique, it’s a simple but effective knitting pattern. By using basic slip stitches long horizontal floats are used to give the appearance of offset squares with different textures. The beauty of this method is it’s being composed mostly of stockinette knitting, so beginners can easily knit it up.

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Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
SL
Slip Stitch
WYIF
With Yarn in Front


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Easy

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 12

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiple of 6 + 2

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiple of 6 sts + 2.

  • Row 1 (Right Side): K1, *wyif, slip 3, k3; rep from * until the last st in the row, k1.
  • Row 2: Purl.
  • Row 3: K1, *wyif, slip 3, k3; rep from * until the last st in the row, k1.
  • Row 4: Purl.
  • Row 5: K1, *wyif, slip 3, k3; rep from * until the last st in the row, k1.
  • Row 6: Purl.
  • Row 7: K1, *k3, wyif, slip 3; rep from * until the last st in the row, k1.
  • Row 8: Purl.
  • Row 9: K1, *k3, wyif, slip 3; rep from * until the last st in the row, k1.
  • Row 10: Purl.
  • Row 11: K1, *k3, wyif, slip 3; rep from * until the last st in the row, k1.
  • Row 12: Purl.

Repeat rows 1-12 until you have reached your desired length.

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