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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.

This 8-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern looks complex, but it really just a simple combination of knits and purls. As a result, it is a great choice for knitting up pillows.

Keep reading to 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 on page 35 of my Knit Stitch Pattern Book.

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

CLOSER LOOK at the Pennant Pleating Stitch Pattern

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. Each 6-stitch column is stacked atop each other, so the stitches create a pleated, overlapping texture.

This is a reversible pattern, meaning that both sides of your work, the Right and Wrong sides, are identical. The Flag Stitch and Pique Triangle Stitch are similar to this design. Here is a wonderful design to create knitted items that show off both sides of your work, like scarves or blankets.

A close up of the right and wrong sides of the Pennant Stitch knitted swatch in white yarn on straight knitting needle

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KNITTING MATERIALS

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HOW TO KNIT THE PENNANT PLEATING STITCH

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

KNIT STITCH: 50 KNIT + PURL PATTERN BOOK

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

Pennant Pleating Knitting Pattern

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.

Materials

  • Yarn - Any Gauge

Tools

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

Instructions

KNITTED FLAT ON STRAIGHT NEEDLES:

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 *

or

IN THE ROUND ON CIRCULAR NEEDLES:

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 *

Notes

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

Repeat pattern between the * * asterisks

Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern

8-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

Knitting Chart of the Pennant Pleating Knitting Pattern

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