The Zigzag Openwork Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #186

Stitch Description

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the zigzag openwork stitch. This stitch creates a delicate yet utilitarian open fabric. The zigzag openwork stitch would be great for making market bags, summer sweaters and stoles!

Video Tutorial


Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
k2tog
Knit 2 Together
M1
Make One


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 2 + 1

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 2 + 1

  • Note: Sts should only be counted after 2nd and 4th rows.
  • Row 1: (right side) K1, *k2tog; rep from * to end.
  • Row 2: k1, *M1, k1; rep from * to end.
  • Row 3: *k2tog; rep from * to end.
  • Row 4: k1, *M1, k1; rep from * to end.
  • Repeat these 4 rows until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Zigzag Openwork Stitch Right Side

Example of the Zigzag Openwork Stitch Right Side (Click for Larger)

Example of the Zigzag Openwork Stitch Wrong Side

Example of the Zigzag Openwork Stitch Wrong Side (Click for Larger)


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