Knife Pleats Stitch

About this Stitch Pattern

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the knife pleats. This stitch creates the illusion of tiny pleats in fabric. The knife pleat stitch would be great for pillows, purses or wraps!

[VIDEO] Stitch Pattern Tutorial

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Stitch Pattern Details

Skill Level


Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 13

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 13

  • Row 1: (right side) *k4, [p1, k1] 3 times, p3; rep from * to end.
  • Row 2: *k3, [p1, k1] 3 times, p4; rep from * to end.
  • Repeat rows 1-2 until you have reached your desired length.

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Stitch Pattern Characteristics


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3 thoughts on “Knife Pleats Stitch

  1. Sally says:

    What weight yarn are you using with some of your projects? I love all of your work you don’t mention it in your great tutorials. I was just wondering.

    Thank you

    • Johnny Vasquez says:

      Hi Sally!

      The weight of the yarn is irrelevant since the stitch can be performed with any size yarn.

      But we always post what yarn is used in the video and in the post so you can get more info about that specific yarn when you visit their website.

  2. says:

    I think it is just great to be able to go back and check these short tutorials while learning new stitches.
    Thank you for such a good web sight

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