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The Chevron Stitch Pattern is a very popular pattern. It consists of transverse zigzags of the “Vandyke” type.
In fact, the pattern produces a fully reversible fabric. However, having said that, even if the pattern looks the same at both sides of the fabric, the chevron pattern is in fact reversed.
This makes this zigzag pattern a very popular stitch pattern to use for knitted items where both sides of the fabric is on display. For instance, you will often see it used in baby blanket patterns.
Furthermore, when knitting the Chevron Stitch Pattern, you should note the change that takes place in the second half of the pattern.
In the second part of the pattern, the odd-numbered rows are switched to the even-numbered side.
Techniques Needed for Chevron Stitch Pattern
Other Abbreviations Used
ws wrong side
rs right side
Instructions (Knitted Flat)
For the Chevron Stitch pattern, cast on in a multiple of 8 sts plus 1.
Row 1: K1, * p7, k1; rep from *.
Row 2: P1, * k7, p1; rep from *.
Row 3: K2, * p5, k3; rep from *, end p5, k2.
Row 4: P2, * k5, p3; rep from *, end k5, p2.
Row 5: K3, * p3, k5; rep from *, end p3, k3.
Row 6: P3, * k3, p5; rep from *, end k3, p3.
Row 7: K4, * p1, k7; rep from *, end p1, k4.
Row 8: P4, * k1, p7; rep from *, end k1, p4.
Row 9: Repeat Row 2 (P1, * k7, p1; rep from *).
Row 10: Repeat Row 1 (K1, * p7, k1; rep from *).
Row 11: Repeat Row 4 (P2, * k5, p3; rep from *, end k5, p2).
Row 12: Repeat Row 3 (K2, * p5, k3; rep from *, end p5, k2).
Row 13: Repeat Row 6 (P3, * k3, p5; rep from *, end k3, p3).
Row 14: Repeat Row 5 (K3, * p3, k5; rep from *, end p3, k3).
Row 15: Repeat Row 8 (P4, * k1, p7; rep from *, end k1, p4).
Row 16: Repeat Row 7 (K4, * p1, k7; rep from *, end p1, k4).
Repeat rows 1-16 until you have reached your desired length.