Knitting stitches – Lace Chevron Pattern

Third square of my knitted blanket project. I decided to try Lace Chevron pattern this time.

It wasn’t until I finished the first repeat that I remembered that I had used this stitch before. To make a cardigan. The knitting pattern suggested that the whole cardigan should be knitted using this stitch. My version of the cardigan has one line of zigzags at the bottom and the sleeves, and the rest is stocking stitch. It is knitted in 2ply so it shows the lacey effect more clearly. AJ loved this cardigan when I made it for her.

It came flooding back to me, how much I don’t like knitting this pattern.  It looks straightforward, but around about row 6, I loose one stitch. Just one. Every time. If I had sat quietly without any interruptions, I would still not find this easy. The only reason that my mistakes don’t show much is that every other row is purl. Fortunately my missing stitch disappears somewhere at the end of the row, so the zig zags line up.

I could probably use this stitch on the sleeves of a jumper, but I am not rushing to do this one again! I bet you guessed that. It is pretty and the little girls cardigan was beautiful. Maybe someone with more patience would find this easy. Just not me!

Lace Chevron Pattern

Cast on 41 stitches. Needles 4.5mm.

Abbreviation: P (purl), K (Knit), Yo ( yarn over), K2tog (knit 2 stitches together), psso (pass slipped stitch over the knitted stitch), s1s (slip one stitch)

Repeat the stitches between the pair of *s until the end of the row.

Row 1: purl

Row 2: *K5, Yo, s1s, K1, psso, K3,* K1

Row 3: purl

Row 4: *K3, K2tog, Yo, K1, Yo, s1s, K1, psso, K2,* K1

Row 5 : purl

Row 6: *K2, K2tog, Yo, K3, Yo, s1s, K1, psso, K1,* K1

Row 7: purl

Row 8: *K1, K2tog, Yo, K5, Yo, s1s, K1, psso,* K1

Row 9: purl

Row 10: K2tog, Yo, K7, *Yo, s1s, K2tog, psso, Yo, K7,* Yo, s1s, K1, psso

I repeated these ten rows five times to make the square.

(Just in case anyone has noticed, third and fourth square are out of order. The heart stitch just begged to go up first. For once, my crafting is ahead of my blogging. I have three more squares ready to show and another great one on the needles. Do I dare say it, but I think I might finish this project. Ahead of the schedule I set myself. Eek! I’m in a rhythm.)

9 thoughts on “Knitting stitches – Lace Chevron Pattern

  • Wednesday 16 February, 2011 at 3:33 am

    A rhythm is Good..way to go :0)

    • Wednesday 16 February, 2011 at 10:54 am

      I sit and knit, listening to the children read and do their music practise. I know when this blanket is finished, that each square will bring back memories of harp music and keyboard tunes. Not forgetting Biff and Kipper (who comes up with these names?)

      • Thursday 17 February, 2011 at 12:24 am

        but who can resist Floppy dog???

        • Thursday 17 February, 2011 at 10:33 am

          Too true. He is the star. (In fact he is the only character that I can put the right name to each time.)

  • Thursday 17 February, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Why can I not print these patterns?

    • Friday 18 February, 2011 at 10:08 am

      I’m not sure. There is nothing preventing printing. I have not set up a printer version, but copy and paste should work.

  • Tuesday 21 January, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Hi, These can not be printed or copied and pasted. I had to write then out by hand – please fix!

    • Tuesday 21 January, 2014 at 11:27 pm

      Hi Sarah. Unfortunately, since writing this series, lots of my photos have been lifted and used elsewhere, without permission or credit. In some cases, passing them off commercially as their own. I have added security to deter this happening. I really wish it was different and I am sorry that it inconveniences people who do play nicely.

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