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Diagonal Chevron Zigzag Stitch Knitting Pattern for Beginners

This Chevron Zigzag Stitch Pattern has a bold graphic design. 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 or cozy blanket. This knitting project is also known as called Rib and Welt Diagonals.

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

This is an easy-level project created with a simple combination of knits and purls. 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. It’s a 16-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern that creates a visually interesting graphic motif.

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

Knitting Techniques

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.


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Project Ideas

Zigzag Infinity Scarf

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!

Knitted Scarf in Chevron Zigzag Knit Stitch Pattern texture with blue yarn color on dress form.

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Zayante Zigzag Blanket

NEW BLANKET! This stitch has been modified into a bold and larger motif for this Zayante Zigzag Blanket pattern. The stockinette and reverse stockinette shapes have opposite sides both parallel and equal in length, creating symmetrical horizontal and vertical zigzag texture. Select among five blanket sizes and enjoy knitting up your new cozy home decor today.

Blue knitted blanket in zigzag texture on beige leather couch.

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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!

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Printable Knitting Instructions

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

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

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