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Parallelogram Stitch Knitting Pattern for Beginners

The Parallelogram Stitch Pattern creates a modern texture of interconnecting diagonal angles.

This 16-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern is a simple combination of knits and purls. When lightly blocked, it holds a flat shape that is perfect for scarves, pillows, and blankets.

Get your free written pattern instructions with video tutorials below. You may also purchase my ad-free Knit Stitch Pattern Book in both hardcopy and e-book formats.

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Parallelogram Knit Stitch Pattern texture in white yarn on knitting needle.

CLOSER LOOK at the Parallelogram Stitch Pattern

Take a look at how easy knits and purls are knitted together to create this graphic design. The Parallelogram shape has opposite sides both parallel and equal in length, creating a beautiful symmetry.

As a result, the diagonals of the parallelogram bisect each other with congruent triangle shapes. Intersecting Chevron shapes emerge, as well!

Additionally, the Parallelogram Stitch is a reversible pattern, meaning that on both sides of your work, the Right and Wrong sides look identical.

Check Out Similar Stitch Patterns: Chevron Seed, Chevron Zigzag, and Pique Triangle

Parallelogram Stitch Knitting Right and Wrong Sides

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KNITTING MATERIALS

You may use any size yarn and needles for your creative project.

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HOW TO KNIT THE PARALLELOGRAM STITCH

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

Parallelogram Knitting Stitch Pattern

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Find the Parallelogram Stitch on pages 67-68 of my Knit Stitch Pattern Book. Get free printable pattern further down in this post!
Knit Stitch Pattern Book with Parallelogram Stitch Pattern


HOW TO KNIT THE PARALLELOGRAM STITCH
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ROWS 1 – 8 OF THIS 16-ROW REPEAT

Close-Up of Parallelogram Stitch Knitting Pattern

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ROWS 9 – 16 OF THIS 16-ROW REPEAT

Parallelogram Stitch Knitting Pattern

Parallelogram Printable Knitting Pattern

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

The Parallelogram Stitch Pattern creates a modern texture of interconnecting diagonal angles with a 12 row repeat 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: Multiples of 12

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): * K1, P5, K5, P1 *
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): * K2, P4, K4, P2 *
  3. Row 3: * K3, P3 *
  4. Row 4: * K4, P2, K2, P4 *
  5. Row 5: * K5, P1, K1, P5 *
  6. Row 6: * K6, P6 *
  7. Row 7: * K6, P6 *
  8. Row 8: * K6, P6 *
  9. Row 9: * P1, K5, P5, K1 *
  10. Row 10: * P2, K4, P4, K2 *
  11. Row 11: * P3, K3 *
  12. Row 12: * P4, K2, P2, K4 *
  13. Row 13: * P5, K1, P1, K5 *
  14. Row 14: * P6, K6 *
  15. Row 15: * P6, K6 *
  16. Row 16: * P6, K6 *

or

IN THE ROUND ON CIRCULAR NEEDLES:

Cast On: Multiples of 12

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): * K1, P5, K5, P1 *
  2. Row 2: * K2, P4, K4, P2 *
  3. Row 3: * K3, P3 *
  4. Row 4: * K4, P2, K2, P4 *
  5. Row 5: * K5, P1, K1, P5 *
  6. Row 6: * K6, P6 *
  7. Row 7: * K6, P6 *
  8. Row 8: * K6, P6 *
  9. Row 9: * P1, K5, P5, K1 *
  10. Row 10: * P2, K4, P4, K2 *
  11. Row 11: * P3, K3 *
  12. Row 12: * P4, K2, P2, K4 *
  13. Row 13: * P5, K1, P1, K5 *
  14. Row 14: * P6, K6 *
  15. Row 15: * P6, K6 *
  16. Row 16: * P6, K6 *

Notes

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

Repeat pattern between the * * asterisks

Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern

16-Row Repeat

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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

Parallelogram Stitch Knitting Chart

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