Diagonal Chevron Zig Zag Stitch is a reversible and highly textured knitting pattern that’s super easy. It only has basic knits and purls that create an embossed arrangement of chevrons stacked diagonally. Unlike many other knitting patterns, it almost lays flat after knitting, and you may only need minimal blocking to straighten it out completely. ‘Rib and Welt Diagonals’ or simply ‘Welt’ stitch are other popular names for this knitting pattern.
Diagonal Chevron Zig Zag Stitch is a strikingly graphic pattern with bold textures and will look amazing in projects like baby blankets, scarves, cowls, and afghans.
Multiple of 8
Instructions for this free knitting pattern are written in US terms. You can also check out other standard knit abbreviations.
|st (s)||Stitch (es)|
CO a Multiple of 8 sts. For example, you can cast on (3 x 8) = 24 stitches to knit a sample swatch.
|Row 1 (RS):||* k1, p1, k1, p5; rep from * to end.|
|Row 2:||* k5, p1, k1, p1; rep from * to end.|
|Row 3:||* k1, p1, k5, p1; rep from * to end.|
|Row 4:||* k1, p5, k1, p1; rep from * to end.|
|Row 5:||Rep Row 4.|
|Row 6:||Rep Row 3.|
|Row 7:||Rep Row 2.|
|Row 8:||Rep Row 1.|
|Row 9:||* p4, k1, p1, k1, p1; rep from * to end.|
|Row 10:||* k1, p1, k1, p1, k4; rep from * to end.|
|Row 11:||* k3, p1, k1, p1, k2; rep from * to end.|
|Row 12:||* p2, k1, p1, k1, p3; rep from * to end.|
|Row 13:||Rep Row 12.|
|Row 14:||Rep Row 11.|
|Row 15:||Rep Row 10.|
|Row 16:||Rep Row 9.|
Repeat these free knitting pattern instructions (Rows 1 – 16) until you have reached the desired length for your work.
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