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Diagonal Chevron Zigzag Stitch Knitting Pattern for Beginners

This Chevron Zigzag Stitch Pattern has a bold graphic design. With this 16-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern, an intricate pattern emerges.

Since this is a reversible pattern that easily lies flat, I think it’s a great knit stitch pattern to knit up an elegant scarf for both men and women. This knitting project, also called Rib and Welt Diagonals, is an easy-level project created with a simple combination of knits and purls.

Get all of your materials, techniques, with written and charted pattern instructions, both flat on straight needles and in the round on circular needles below. This pattern is also found on pages 61 – 62 of my Knit Stitch Pattern Book!

Diagonal Chevron Zigzag Knit Stitch Pattern in blue yarn on knitting needle.

CLOSER LOOK at the Chevron Zigzag Stitch Pattern

You can see that it tends to lean a bit toward the left from the right side. Your piece straightens out as you continue knitting its length and/or do some light blocking.

The Chevron Zigzag Stitch stitch is a reversible pattern, meaning that both sides of your work, the Right and Wrong sides, are identical.

Right and Wrong Sides of the Chevron Zigzag Knit Stitch Pattern by Studio Knit with Free Pattern and Video Tutorial

PROJECT IDEA: SCARF PATTERN IN DIAGONAL ZIGZAG STITCH  

Knit up an impressive Infinity Scarf in this Diagonal Zigzag pattern with the “long” instructions or create a faster cozy cowl when following the pattern for the “short” size. I also have a fun Color Block Scarf with this stitch pattern, too!

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KNITTING MATERIALS

Feel free to use any size yarn and needles for your creative project.

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Materials for Knit Stitch Pattern Written Instructions with Video Tutorial by Studio Knit

KNITTING TECHNIQUES for Chevron Zigzag Stitch

The Chevron Zigzag Stitch is an easy combination of simple Knit and Purl Stitches. Find my entire library of Knitting Techniques to help knit up this project.

Chevron Zigzag Knit Stitch Pattern by Studio Knit with Free Pattern and Video Tutorial

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Find the Diagonal Zigzag Stitch on pages 61 – 62 of my Knit Stitch Pattern Book. Get your free printable pattern further down in this post!

Knit Stitch Pattern Book with Diagonal Zigzag Stitch Pattern by Studio Knit

DIAGONAL CHEVRON ZIGZAG STITCH
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Swatch of Diagonal Chevron Zigzag Knit Stitch Pattern by Studio Knit with Free Pattern and Knitting Chart

Diagonal Chevron Zigzag Stitch Printable Knitting Pattern

Yield: Diagonal Chevron Zigzag Stitch Pattern
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty: Experienced Beginner

This Diagonal Chevron Zigzag Knit Stitch Pattern has a really bold graphic design with just a 16-row repeat of knit and purl stitch combinations.

Materials

  • Yarn - Any Gauge

Tools

  • Knitting Needles - Appropriate Size for Yarn
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Instructions

KNITTED FLAT ON STRAIGHT NEEDLES:

Cast On: Multiples of 8

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): * K1, P1, K1, P5 *
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): * K5, P1, K1, P1 *
  3. Row 3: * K1, P1, K5, P1 *
  4. Row 4: * K1, P5, K1, P1 *
  5. Row 5: * K1, P5, K1, P1 *
  6. Row 6: * K1, P1, K5, P1 *
  7. Row 7: * K5, P1, K1, P1 *
  8. Row 8: * K1, P1, K1, P5 *
  9. Row 9: * P4, K1, P1, K1, P1 *
  10. Row 10: * K1, P1, K1, P1, K4 *
  11. Row 11: * K3, P1, K1, P1, K2 *
  12. Row 12: * P2, K1, P1, K1, P3 *
  13. Row 13: * P2, K1, P1, K1, P3 *
  14. Row 14: * K3, P1, K1, P1, K2 *
  15. Row 15: * K1, P1, K1, P1, K4 *
  16. Row 16: * P4, K1, P1, K1, P1 *

or

IN THE ROUND ON CIRCULAR NEEDLES:

Cast On: Multiples of 8

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): * K1, P1, K1, P5 *
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): * K1, P1, K1, P5 *
  3. Row 3: * K1, P1, K5, P1 *
  4. Row 4: * K1, P1, K5, P1 *
  5. Row 5: * K1, P5, K1, P1 *
  6. Row 6: * K1, P5, K1, P1 *
  7. Row 7: * K5, P1, K1, P1 *
  8. Row 8: * K5, P1, K1, P1 *
  9. Row 9: * P4, K1, P1, K1, P1 *
  10. Row 10: * P4, K1, P1, K1, P1 *
  11. Row 11: * K3, P1, K1, P1, K2 *
  12. Row 12: * K3, P1, K1, P1, K2 *
  13. Row 13: * P2, K1, P1, K1, P3 *
  14. Row 14: * P2, K1, P1, K1, P3 *
  15. Row 15: * K1, P1, K1, P1, K4 *
  16. Row 16: * K1, P1, K1, P1, K4 *

Notes

Repeat Rows 1 - 16 until your piece is the length you desire.

Pattern Repeat: Repeat pattern between the * * asterisks

Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern

16-Row Repeat

Lies Flat

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KNITTING TECHNIQUES

  1. Slip Knot 
  2. CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
  3. K = Knit Stitch 
  4. P = Purl Stitch
  5. BO = Bind Off
  6. Weave In Ends

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KNITTING CHART

Knitting Chart Chevron Zigzag Knit Stitch Pattern

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