The Dutch Pyramids Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #521

Stitch Description

The Dutch Pyramids stitch is a textural pattern made up of only knit and purl stitches. It creates a large but subtle triangular motif throughout the fabric. This pattern is great for afghan blocks.

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Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
K tbl
Knit Through the Back Loop
P tbl
Purl Through the Back Loop Stitch


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Easy

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 12

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiple of 15 stitches plus 7

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 15 stitches + 7

  • Row 1 (RS): *p1, k5 tbl, p1, k8; rep from * to last 7 sts, end with p1, k5 tbl, p1
  • Row 2: *k1, p5 tbl, k1, p8; rep from * to last 7 sts, end with k1, p5 tbl, k1
  • Row 3: *p1, k5 tbl, p9; rep from * to last 7 sts, end with p1, k5 tbl, p1
  • Row 4: *k1, p5 tbl, k9; rep from * to last 7 sts, end with k1, p5 tbl, k1
  • Row 5: *p2, k3 tbl, p3, k6, p1; rep from * to last 7 sts, end with p2, k3 tbl, p2
  • Row 6: *k2, p3 tbl, k3, p6, k1; rep from * to last 7 sts, end with k2, p3 tbl, k2
  • Row 7: *p2, k3 tbl, p10; rep from * to last 7 sts, end with p2, k3 tbl, p2
  • Row 8: *k2, p3 tbl, k10; rep from * to last 7 sts, end with k2, p3 tbl, k2
  • Row 9: *p3, k1 tbl, p5, k4, p2; rep from * to last 7 sts, end with p3, k1 tbl, p3
  • Row 10: *k3, p1 tbl, k5, p4, k2; rep from * to last 7 sts, end with k3, p1 tbl, k3
  • Row 11: *p3, k1 tbl, p11; rep from * to last 7 sts, end with p3, k1 tbl, p3
  • Row 12: *k3, p1 tbl, k11; rep from * to last 7 sts, end with k3, p1 tbl, k3

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

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