How to Knit a Deep Chevron Pattern

Written by sarah jackson
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This reversible stitch requires a knowledge of how to do a knit and a purl stitch and creates a rugged textured look to any piece with a minimal amount of concentration. This pattern creates thicker rows than the standard chevron pattern.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Yarn
  • Knitting needles

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Choose the yarn you want to work with and needles that match the weight of your yarn (see yarn packaging for needle size suggestions).

  2. 2

    Cast on your stitches in multiples of 12 in your preferred method of casting on (example: 12 x 4 = 48 stitches).

  3. 3

    Row 1: Knit 3, Purl 5, Knit 3, Purl 1, repeat the last 12 stitches to the end of the row.

  4. 4

    Row 2: Knit 1, Purl 3, Knit 5, Purl 3, repeat the last 12 stitches to the end of the row.

  5. 5

    Row 3: Purl 1, Knit 3, Purl 3, repeat the last 6 stitches until 5 stitches remain, Knit 3, Purl 2.

  6. 6

    Row 4: Knit 2, Purl 3, Knit 3, Purl 3, repeat the last 6 stitches until 1 stitch remains, Knit 1.

  7. 7

    Row 5: Purl 2, Knit 3, Purl 1, Knit 3, Purl 3, repeat the last 12 stitches to the end of the row.

  8. 8

    Row 6: Knit 3, Purl 3, Knit 1, Purl 3, Knit 2, repeat the last 12 stitches to the end of the row.

  9. 9

    Row 7: Purl 3, Knit 5, Purl 3, Knit 1, repeat the last 12 stitches to the end of the row.

  10. 10

    Row 8: Purl 1, Knit 3, Purl 5, Knit 3, repeat the last 12 stitches to the end of the row.

  11. 11

    Row 9: Knit 1, Purl 3, Knit 3, repeat the last 6 stitches until 5 stitches remain, Purl 3, Knit 2.

  12. 12

    Row 10: Purl 2, Knit 3, Purl 3, Knit 3, repeat the last 6 stitches until 1 stitch remains, Purl 1.

  13. 13

    Row 11: Knit 2, Purl 3, Knit 1, Purl 3, Knit 3, repeat the last 12 stitches to the end of the row.

  14. 14

    Row 12: Purl 3, Knit 3, Purl 1, Knit 3, Purl 2, repeat the last 12 stitches to the end of the row.

  15. 15

    Repeat these 12 rows until your piece reaches the desired length.

  16. 16

    Bind it off, preferably using the basic bind-off.

Tips and warnings

  • This is a fun stitch to use to spice up a project that would call for your basic stockinet stitch, such as a scarf, blanket, or hat.

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