The Knife Pleats Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #213

Stitch Description

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 Tutorial

Materials Used

Merino Lambs Wool

This unbelievably soft wool is made from shrink treated Merino Lambs Wool. It offers the wonderful qualities of traditionally spun wool, but with the convenience of machine washing and drying. Garments made from this yarn will not shrink or fade after numerous machine washings and dryings. Made in the USA.

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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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Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 2

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 13

Stitch Characteristics

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.

Swatch Photos

Example of A Knife Pleats Stitch (Reversible)

Example of A Knife Pleats Stitch Reversible (click for larger image)

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