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Flag Stitch Knitting Pattern for Beginners

This Flag Stitch Knitting Pattern has such a beautiful depth of texture. This 6-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern is an easy-level project in a simple combination of knits and purls.

This is also a reversible pattern because it looks great on both the right and wrong sides of your work.

Get all your materials, techniques, and free written pattern instructions to knit this pattern both flat on straight needles and in the round on circular needles. This pattern is also found on page 29 of my Knit Stitch Pattern Book

Knitted Flag Stitch Pattern in purple yarn on knitting needle.

CLOSER LOOK at the Flag Stitch

Let’s take a close look at our Flag 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 pattern when looking for knitted items that show off both sides of your work, like scarves or blankets.

Reversible Sides of the Flag Knit Stitch Free Pattern with Video Tutorial by Studio Knit

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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

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.

Flag Knit Stitch Free Pattern with Video Tutorial by Studio Knit

KNIT STITCH: 50 KNIT + PURL PATTERN BOOK

Find the Flag Stitch on page 29 of my Knit Stitch Pattern Book. Get your free printable pattern further down in this post!

Knit Stitch Pattern Book with Flag and Reverse Rib Stitch


FLAG STITCH PATTERN
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Flag Stitch 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

Tools

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

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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