Diagonal Scallop Stitch

Stitch Description

Learn to make this beautiful textured stitch pattern. Combining stockinette with a form of slipped stitch, the loops created form diagonal lines along the fabric. It’s a simple technique that looks much harder than it is. The Diagonal Scallop stitch is great for beginners. Perfect for hats, scarves, washcloths, and even sweaters.

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Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl
PSSO
Pass Slip Stitch Over* (Similar technique used but not exactly the same)


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Easy

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 4 + 2

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 4 + 2

  • Row 1 (WS): Purl
  • Row 2: K1, *insert needle from behind under the running thread between the st just worked and the next st, thus putting an extra strand on the needle; k2, then pass the extra strand over the 2 knit sts; k2; rep from *, end k1.
  • Row 3: Purl
  • Row 4: K3, *insert needle from behind under the running thread between the st just worked and the next st, thus putting an extra strand on the needle; k2, then pass the extra strand over the 2 knit sts; k2; rep from *, end k1.

Repeat rows 1 – 4 until you have reached your desired length.

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