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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.
Techniques Needed for the Zigzag Eyelet Stitch Pattern
Abbreviation Description Tutorial
yo yarnover Open Yarnover Increase
k2tog knitting 2 stitches Basic Right-Slanting Decrease
ssk slip one, slip one Basic Left-Slanting Decrease
knit 2 together
Other Abbreviations Used
ws wrong side
rs right side
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.