The Zig Zag Stockinette Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #180

Stitch Description

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the zig zag stockinette stitch. This stitch uses a twisted knit stitch to create a very subtle texture. The zig zag stockinette stitch is a great way to add subdued texture and a earthy feel to sweaters, skirts, pillows and afghans.

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Video Tutorial

Materials Used

Afghanistan Cashmere

Sourced and spun entirely in Afghanistan, this 100% cashmere yarn is the ultimate in “feel good” yarn. The yarn is spun by Afghan women from their homes and they receive a fair wage for their labor. As a fair trade product, it not only feels good while you are wearing it, but you can feel good knowing that your purchase is helping someone live a better life.

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Montana Mountain Bocote Double Pointed Knitting Needles

These beautiful knitting needles are made from Bocote wood. This wood comes from Mexico and has a beautiful and unique grain pattern, creating dark swirls against a golden backdrop. Because of this wood’s striking, zebra-like contrasts, these needles are eye-catching. Montana Mountain Knitting Needles hand-makes these excellent tools in Seeley Lake, Montana.

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Purl Stitch
Knit Through the Back Loop

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 2

  Pattern Repeat 
Any number of stitches

Stitch Characteristics


Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Any number of stitches

  • Row 1: Knit all sts through the back loop.
  • Row 2: Purl
  • Repeat rows 1-2 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Zig Zag Stockinette Stitch Right Side

Example of the Zig Zag Stockinette Stitch Right Side (Click for Larger)

Example of the Zig Zag Stockinette Stitch Wrong Side

Example of the Zig Zag Stockinette Stitch Wrong Side (Click for Larger)

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