Zigzag Eyelet Stitch Pattern [FREE Knitted Stitch Pattern]

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This Zigzag Eyelet Stitch Pattern has a delightful symmetry to it.

In fact, this particular pattern is just one of many variations of the Zigzag Eyelet pattern.

This variation is a popular choice for baby blankets as it has a lovely and delicate feel about it. Even though it is not reversible, the backside is still reasonably attractive.

With its decorative left and right leaning decreases, it is a great pattern for those who would like to practise their ktog and ssk decreases.

Furthermore, it is a fairly quick knit as every wrong row is a purl row. In addition, it is easy to adapt this stitch pattern, so you can knit it in the round, if you prefer.

This pattern is a great example on how you can use some simple decreases and yarnovers to create a simple, yet very decorative pattern.

This free knit stitch pattern is ideal for Level 3 - Easy Level Knitters

Techniques Needed for the Zigzag Eyelet Stitch Pattern

Abbreviation                       Description                                     Tutorial

k                                                   knit                                                    Knit Stitch Continental Style 
                                                                                                                  Knit Stitch English Style

p                                                   purl                                                   Purl Stitch Continental Style
                                                                                                                 Purl Stitch English Style

sl                                                  slip                                                    Slipping Stitches Knitwise or Purlwise

yo                                                yarnover                                        Open Yarnover Increase

k2tog                                         knitting 2 stitches                    Basic Right-Slanting Decrease 
                                                      together

ssk                                              slip one, slip one                        Basic Left-Slanting Decrease
                                                      knit 2 together

Other Abbreviations Used

ws                                               wrong side

rs                                                 right side

rep                                              repeat

st(s)                                            stitch(es)

Instructions (Knitted Flat)

Cast a multiple of 11 sts plus 2.

Row 1 (WS): Purl

Row 2: K6, * yo, ssk, k9; rep from *, end last rep k5

Row 3: Purl

Row 4: K7, * yo, ssk, k9; rep from *, end last rep k4

Row 5: Purl

Row 6: K3, * k2 tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k4; rep from *, end last rep k3

Row 7: Purl

Row 8: * K2, k2 tog, yo, k5, yo, ssk; rep from *, end k2

Row 9: Purl

Row 10: K1, * k2 tog, yo, k9; rep from *, end k1

Row 11: Purl

Row 12: * K2 tog, yo, k9; rep from *, end k2

Repeat rows 1-12 until you have reached the desired length.

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