Great minds think alike!
My latest design, Diamond Funnelneck, uses a slipped stitch pattern I found in Barbara Walker's Treasury of Knitting Patterns. The beauty of this stitch pattern is found in its simplicity. The simple geometry of the diamonds created by picking up the slipped stitch makes it a versatile pattern with a subtle texture.
The Purl Bee just released another beautiful pattern the Trellis Scarf. It is beautiful, again in its simplicity, and utilizes this stitch pattern in a similar way bringing it all the way to the edges to create an allover backdrop showcasing the yarn and piece.
You'll find clear pictures and written instructions on how to perform this stitch on the Purl Bee blog. It's not a difficult stitch, but may be confusing to understand at first. You'll also see what the reverse side looks like. A knitter recently asked me if my sweater design was reversible. At first I thought "no", but the purl underside is just as alluring as the slipped stitches. If you like exposed seams for a deconstructed look, then "yes" is my answer to reversibility!
Thank you Purl for posting yet another project that needs to be queued, and wonderful instructions!