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Knitting Chevron Stripes

how to knit chevron stripes

Knitting Chevron Stripes will give the lower edge of your garment an attractive zig-zag finish. If knitted in one colour they have an interesting striped texture, and when worked in two colours the zig-zag effect is more pronounced.

Chevrons can also be worked to great effect as an overall design for blankets, scarves,hats, wraps and even sweaters.

The Pattern:-
Cast on a multiple of 10 stitches + 1.
Foundation Rows, K1 row and then P1 row.
Row 1, *K1,M1 ( pick up loop between stitch just worked and the next stitch, place on left-hand needle then K into the back of this loop.)K3, dec 2 ( insert needle into next 2 stitches as if to K2 tog and slip onto right-hand needle.k1, pass both slipped sts over last stitch and off needle.) K3, M1, rep from * to last st, K1.
Row 2, P to end.
These 2 rows form the pattern.

how to knit chevron stripesM1-Making a Stitch

Insert the right-hand needle into the next 2 stitches on the left-hand needle as if to K2tog.Slip these 2 stitches onto the right-hand needle.

how to knit chevron stripesDec 2, decrease 2 stitches fig2

The finished pattern- vertical bands of a single knit stitch run up between the zig-zag bands.

Pick up the loop lying between stitch just worked and the next stitch and place it on the left-hand needle. K into the back of this loop in order to avoid making a hole.

how to knit chevron stripesDec 2, decrease 2 stitches fig1

Knit the next stitch then pass the 2 slipped stitches over and off the needle.

how to knit chevron stripesThe Finished Pattern

Knitting Chevron Stripes with Variations

chevron stripes with eyeletChevron Stripes with Eyelet Variation

Row 2, P to end.
These 2 rows form the pattern.

how to knit chevron stripesChevron Stripes with Double Rib Variation

Row 2, P to end.
These 2 rows form the pattern.

Chevron Stripes with Eyelet Variation. The Pattern:- Cast on a multiple of 10 stitches + 1.
Foundation Rows, K1 row and then P1 row.
Row 1, *K1, pick up ( pick up loop between stitch just worked and the next stitch, place on left-hand needle then K into the front of this loop, thus forming an eyelet)K3, dec 2 ( insert needle into next 2 stitches as if to K2 tog and slip onto right-hand needle.k1, pass both slipped sts over last stitch and off needle.) K3, pick up one, rep from * to last st, K1.



Chevron Stripes with Double Rib Variation. The Pattern:- Cast on a multiple of 12 stitches + 2.
Foundation Rows, K1 row and then P1 row.
Row 1, *K2, pick up ( pick up loop between stitch just worked and the next stitch, place on left-hand needle then K into the front of this loop, thus forming an eyelet)K3, K2tog,skpo,K3,pick up 1, k2, rep from * to end.

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