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Pennant Pleating Stitch Knitting Pattern for Beginners

This Pennant Pleating Stitch is an easy design of overlapping vertical columns of interlocking triangles in Garter and Stockinette textures.

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Pennant Pleating Knit Stitch Pattern in white yarn on knitting needle.
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Pennant Pleating Texture Design

Let’s take a close look at our Pennant Pleating Stitch Pattern, seeing exactly how those knits and purls are knitted together to make this graphic design.

  • Knit and Purl Design: Each 6-stitch column is stacked atop each other with a simple combination of knits and purls, so the stitches create a pleated, overlapping texture.
  • 8-Row Repeat: This 8-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern looks complex, but it’s an repeat of easy techniques.
  • Reversible: This is a reversible pattern, meaning that both sides of your work, the Right and Wrong sides, are identical.
  • Knitted Project Ideas: Here is a wonderful design to create knitted items that show off both sides of your work, like scarves or blankets.
  • Similar Knit Stitch Patterns: The Flag Stitch and Pique Triangle stitches are similar to this design.
A close up of the right and wrong sides of the Pennant Stitch knitted swatch in white yarn on straight knitting needle

Knitting Techniques

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

Pennant Pleating Knitting Pattern Close-Up Swatch

Pennant Pleating Scarf Project

My new Pennant Pleating Scarf pattern is an easy knit and purl design that is great for beginners. This scarf design is an easy eight-row repeat knitted flat on straight needles that creates a reversible texture. This wide, soft scarf design can also be worn as an elegant wrap.

Knitted Pennant Pleating designed by Studio Knit scarf wrapped on mannequin in blue color yarn.

Printable Knitting Pattern (ad-free)

Find the Pennant Pleating Stitch on page 35 of my Knit Stitch Pattern Book. Get your free printable pattern further down in this post!

Knit Stitch Pattern Book with Pennant Pleating and Simple Seed Stitch

Printable Knitting Instructions

Pennant Pleating Knit Stitch Pattern in white yarn on knitting needle.

Pennant Pleating Stitch Printable Knitting Pattern

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

This Pennant Pleating Knitting Pattern is an easy design that creates overlapping vertical columns of triangles in the Garter and Stockinette textures.


  • Yarn - Any Gauge


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



Cast On: Multiples of 6 Stitches

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): * K1, P5 *
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): * K4, P2 *
  3. Row 3: * K3, P3 *
  4. Row 4: * K2, P4 *
  5. Row 5: * K5, P1 *
  6. Row 6: * K2, P4 *
  7. Row 7: * K3, P3 *
  8. Row 8: * K4, P2 *



Cast On: Multiples of 6 Stitches

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): * K1, P5 *
  2. Row 2: * K2, P4 *
  3. Row 3: * K3, P3 *
  4. Row 4: * K4, P2 *
  5. Row 5: * K5, P1 *
  6. Row 6: * K4, P2 *
  7. Row 7: * K3, P3 *
  8. Row 8: * K2, P4 *


Repeat Rows 1 – 8 until your piece is the length you desire

Repeat pattern between the * * asterisks

Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern

8-Row Repeat



  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



Knitting Chart of the Pennant Pleating Knitting Pattern

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