Flag Stitch Knitting Pattern

This Flag Stitch Pattern has such a beautiful depth of texture. This 6-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern is an easy level project, with easy-to-follow series of knits and purls. This is also a reversible pattern because it looks great on both the right and wrong sides of your work. Here is an easy level project and perfect for beginners. Keep reading to get all your materials, techniques, and written pattern instructions to knit this pattern both flat on straight needles and in the round on circular needles.

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CLOSER LOOK at the Flag Knit Stitch Pattern

Let’s take a close look at our Flag Knit Stitch Pattern, seeing exactly how those knits and purls are knitted together to make this graphic, simple pattern. You’ll see that the stitches create a pleated, overlapping structure. It looks like each 6-stitch column is stacked atop each other. This is a reversible pattern, meaning that both sides of your work, the Right and Wrong sides, are identical. The Pennant Pleating and Triangle Stitches are similar to this design.  Chose this design when looking for knitted items that show off both sides of your work, like scarves or blankets.

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KNITTING MATERIALS

Feel free to use any size yarn and needles for your creative project. My Flag Stitch sample was created with size 7 US knitting needles and worsted weight yarn, along with a Tapestry Needle and Scissors

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


HOW TO KNIT THE FLAG STITCH

The Flag 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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Flag Stitch Printable Knitting Pattern

Flag Stitch Printable Knitting Pattern

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

This Flag Stitch Pattern has such a beautiful depth of texture. This 6-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern is an easy level project, with easy-to-follow series of knits and purls.

Materials

  • Yarn - Any Gauge

Instructions

KNITTED FLAT ON STRAIGHT NEEDLES:

Cast On in Multiples of 7, plus 1

  1. Row 1: * K1, P1, K5 *, K1
  2. Row 2: P1, * P4, K2, P1 *
  3. Row 3: * K1, P3, K3 *, K1
  4. Row 4: P1, * P2, K4, P1 *
  5. Row 5: * K1, P5, K1 *, K1
  6. Row 6: P1, * K6, P1 *

or

IN THE ROUND ON CIRCULAR NEEDLES:

Cast On in Multiples of 7, plus 1

  1. Row 1: * K1, P1, K5 *, K1
  2. Row 2: * K1, P2, K4 *, K1
  3. Row 3: * K1, P3, K3 *, K1
  4. Row 4: * K1, P4, K2 *, K1
  5. Row 5: * K1, P5, K1 *, K1
  6. Row 6: * K1, P6 *, K1

Notes

Repeat Rows 1 through 6 until your piece is the length you desire.

Repeat pattern between the * * asterisks

Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern

6-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

Chart of Flag Knit Stitch Pattern with Video Tutorial by Studio Knit


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Flag Stitch Knitting Pattern