Zig Zag Loop Stitch knitting pattern is a vertical arrangement of a zig zag chain embroidery stitch on a background of garter stitches. Just like the other loop knitting patterns, it prominently features the Right and Left Twist Loops.
The Zig Zag Loop Stitch is a slightly complex knitting pattern, and it will work gorgeously in home decor projects such as cushions, pillow covers, and even afghans. You can use yarn of any weight, but choosing a decorative yarn will affect the pattern appearance.
(Multiple of 4) + 2
Instructions for this free knitting pattern are written in US terms. You can also check out other common knit abbreviations.
|st (s)||Stitch (es)|
|wyib||With yarn in back|
|wyif||With yarn in front|
RTL (Right Twist Loop):
- sl 3 wyib, drop the next stitch off the left needle towards the front of your work.
- Transfer the slipped stitches back to the left needle, then pick up the dropped stitch with the left needle. k1 wrapping yarn twice around needle, k3.
LTL (Left Twist Loop):
- Drop the next stitch off the left needle towards the front of your work.
- k3, then pick up the dropped stitch with the left needle. k1 wrapping yarn twice around the needle.
CO (Multiple of 4 sts) + 2 sts. For example, you can cast on (5 x 4) + 2 = 22 stitches to knit a sample swatch.
|Row 1 (RS):||k1, * k3, k1 wrapping yarn twice around needle; rep from * to last st, k1.|
|Row 2:||k1, * sl 1 wyif dropping extra loop, k3; rep from * to last st, k1.|
|Row 3:||k1, * k3, sl 1 wyib; rep from * to last st, k1.|
|Row 4:||k1, * sl 1 wyif, k3; rep from * to last st, k1.|
|Row 5:||k1, * RTL; rep from * to last st, k1.|
|Row 6:||k1, * k3, sl 1 wyif dropping extra loop; rep from * to last st, k1.|
|Row 7:||k1, * sl 1 wyib, k3; rep from * to last st, k1.|
|Row 8:||k1, * k3, sl 1 wyif; rep from * to last st, k1.|
|Row 9:||k1, * LTL; rep from * to last st, k1.|
Repeat these free knitting pattern instructions (Rows 2 – 9) until you have reached the desired length for your work.
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