This post is sponsored by Red heart Yarns
Want to knit chevrons?
If so, you’ll be delighted to know it’s very easy and even doable for beginners! The knit chevron stitch is made up of one increase (kfb) and two decreases (k2tog & S1 K1 psso) which we’ll cover in detail in the tutorial as well as the familiar knits and purls. What a great opportunity to learn some knew stitches!
For my demonstration today I’ll be using my Hiya Hiya interchangeable needles in a size 6.5 mm and a brand new (gorgeous!) yarn from Red Heart called Colorscape. The colorway you’ll see in the video is called “Rome” and it absolutely reminds me of fall!
The great thing about the knit chevron stitch is that you can use any yarn, of any color and weight! I’m personally drawn to roving yarns with long sweeping colorways and Colorscape is exactly that. It makes my heart pitter patter to see it paired with this stitch! Once again, this colorway is called Rome but it also comes in 12 different color options ranging from cool neutrals to brights. I’m sure you’ll find a colorway that speaks to your soul!
One last thing I’ll say about Colorscape yarn – it’s velvety soft.
Let’s Give it a Try!
In this tutorial we’re going to work up a test swatch with Colorscape yarn. You’ll also need a 6.5 mm knitting needle.
- Red Heart Colorscape (Rome shown)
- 6.5 mm knitting needle
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How to Knit Chevron Stitch
To show you how incredibly easy it is to learn and master this stitch pattern, I prepared a video tutorial to walk you through the entire process from cast on to bind off. In it I’ll work up a test swatch (which I recommend you start with) but if you’re anxious to dive into a project using this stitch, you can apply what you learn from the tutorial to you project.
As always, I recommend that you watch the tutorial first and then follow up with the written instructions below. When you can see something in action before reading any instructions, a stitch always seems much easier to master!
This tutorial is also available in a left-handed version. Click on the link below to be directed to the left-handed tutorial on YouTube.
You’ve heard me preach it before and I’ll say it again – with practice you’ll not only memorize the stitches used in the knit chevron stitch but you’ll also master the way you hold the yarn so your knitting looks flawless!
Before you start a project with the chevron stitch, I recommend knitting up one or two swatches for practice. That way you’ll work out all the kinks (literal and figuratively) before you invest time in a project that you want to look perfect. This will only take you an hour or two and the payoff is well worth the wait!
Knit Chevron Stitch Pattern
This is a teaching website first and foremost. My job is to not only demonstrate how to do a technique but also teach you so that you can take this new skill and apply it to future knitting projects.
This is also true for reading written instructions. Because you’ll inevitably come across a pattern you love without a tutorial, learning to read a knitting pattern is crucial to you success. As you begin to read the instructions below, follow along with the tutorial again so you can put the pieces together; so you can see what’s written and make the visual connection with the stitches.
- K – Knit
- k2tog – Knit Two Together
- kfb – Knit Front Back
- P – Purl
- Rep – Repeat
- RS – Right Side
- S1 K1 psso – Slip One Knit One Pass Slipped Stitch Over
- St(s) – Stitch(es)
- WS – Wrong Side
Cast on a multiple of 14 + 2
Row 1 (ws): P all sts
Row 2 (rs): K, kfb, *k4, S1 K1 psso, k2tog, k4, kfb twice. Rep from * to last two sts. Kfb then k last st.
Rep rows 1 and 2 until your project reaches the desired length.
Bind off instructions
If you want a straight (flat) edge at the bind off edge (this will not match cast on edge) simply bind off with knit stitches. If you want the bind off edge to have the same “zig zag” shape as the cast on edge, you will need to bind off in pattern on a right side row, using row 2 as your guideline.
Refer to the video tutorial for step-by-step instructions on this bind off. You can find it at minute mark 13:30!
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