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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Knit With Me 8

Broken Chevron Stitch

Back to some brain work this week but it's not as bad as it seems. Once you've done a couple of the 4 x sets, you'll start to get a rhythm for it. The photograph above must be slightly angulated (yeah that's another word from the Tanya Dictionary) and it will actually knit up looking more like zig-zagging diagonals. Very effective pattern. I started it a bit earlier this week to test it out for suitability and I really think you will enjoy it for the result and variety.

It's knit over a multiple of 18 stitches and I have decided to cast on 54 stitches for this one.

Broken Chevron Stitch
Row 1: *K1, P2, K2, P2, K1, P1*
Row 2: *K3, P2, K2, P2, K1, P2, K2, P2, K2*
Row 3: *P1, K2, P2, K2, P3, K2, P2, K2, P2*
Row 4: *K1, P2, K2, P2, K5, P2, K2, P2*

Looks complicated but it's not. Remember, we are only working with knit and purl stitches.
Another way to look at a pattern is to do it in draft form like a grid pattern.
If Knit = + and Purl = 0 the pattern would look like
If you are a "visual" learner then you might prefer to plot the above pattern into a sheet of grid paper rather than follow all the Ks and Ps.
When I have followed complicated patterns, especially cables, I find following a "pattern" like above easier than the K/P instructions. It visually translates better for me...if that makes sense? I suspect half of you will know what I mean.
(I must be a bit "aural" learner too because I will often mutter under my breath too)


  1. That pattern is a good one and i talk (usually in my head,but sometimes out loud) the pattern out as I go just makes it easier for me....everyone around me thinks I am going loony talking to myself.

  2. Funny...
    I too am a talker...especially when I am counting stitches.
    This looks like fun...
    My friday night watching tv entertainment!
    Many thanks.
    When I can get the kids to show me how to upload I will show what I have done so far.
    Julie in Geraldton.

  3. This stitch is quite a challenge. Firstly I have adjusted your pattern so I only cast on 46 stitches because I am trying to keep all my squares the same size... below is my take on your pattern ..
    CAST on 46 stitches
    Row 1: *K1 P2 K2 P2 K1 P1* finish with extra K1
    Row 2: Start row with P1 K1 P2 K2 P2 K2...... then this is pattern for remainder of row *K3 P2 K2 P2 K1 P2 K2 P2 K2*
    Row 3: *P1 K2 P2 K2 P3 K2 P2 K2 P2* row ends on P3
    Row 4: Start row with K4 P2 K2 P2...... then this is pattern for remainder of row *K1 P2 K2 P2 K5 P2 K2 P2*

    Cheers... Leeann of Launceston


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