Simple knit/purl patterns

CHEVRON STITCH

The fourth stitch in the series of patterns using just knit and purl the Chevron Stitch.

It creates an interesting, all over pattern for a cardigan, jumper, afghan, or could even be used as a border at the bottom of a plain knit jumper or cardigan, or the edge of an afghan.

For a free pattern using this stitch, click here

Instructions

Cast on a multiple of 8 sts + 1

Row 1: k1, *p7, k1; rep from *
Row 2: p1, *k7, p1; rep from *
Row 3: k2, *p5, k3; rep from *, end p5, k2
Row 4: p2, *k5, p3; rep from *, end k5, p2
Row 5: k3, *p3, k5; rep from *, end p3, k3
Row 6: p3, *k3, p5; rep from *, end k3, p3
Row 7: k4, *p1, k7; rep from *, end p1, k4
Row 8: p4, *k1, p7; rep from *, end k1, p4
Row 9: Rep Row 2
Row 10: Rep Row 1
Row 11: Rep Row 4
Row 12: Rep Row 3
Row 13: Rep Row 6
Row 14: Rep Row 5
Row 15: Rep Row 8
Row 16: Rep Row 7

Repeat rows 1 to 16.


DIAGONAL RIB

Using just knit and purl stitches, Diagonal Rib does not pull in like traditional ribbings but gives a simple raised pattern to your project. On the wrong side, the ribs move in the opposite direction.

Instructions

Cast on a multiple of 4 stitches.

Row 1: *k2, p2; rep from *
Row 2: Rep Row 1
Row 3: k1, *p2, k2; rep from *, end p2, k1
Row 4: p1, *k2, p2; rep from *, end k2, p1
Row 5: *p2, k2; rep from *
Row 6: Rep Row 5
Row 7: Rep Row 4
Row 8: Rep Row 3

Rep rows 1 to 8.

Click here for a free pattern using this stitch.

Instructions and images
http://www.knittingonthenet.com/stitches.htm


BOX STITCH

For Box Stitch you will need a multiple of 4 stitches. The pattern would be great for a scarf, a panel in a jumper or even for a baby blanket.

So long as you use the correct multiple of stitches you can use any yarn you desire along with needles appropriate to the weight of the yarn.

Instructions

 

CO a multiple of 4 sts.

Row 1: *k2, p2; rep from *
Row 2: Rep Row 1
Row 3: *p2, k2; rep from *
Row 4: Rep Row 3

Rep rows 1 to 4

Instructions and images
http://www.knittingonthenet.com/stitches.htm


BASKET WEAVE

Front of pattern

As with all the patterns featured in this first set, Basket Weave is achieved with a combination of just knit and purl stitches.

It can be adapted for any project as long as you use the correct number of stitches.

You will need a multiple of 10 stitches to create this simple pattern.

Instructions

Cast on a multiple of 10 stitches.

Reverse side of pattern

Row 1: Knit
Row 2: K6, P4
Row 3:
K4, P6
Row 4:
K6, P4
Row 5:
K4, P6
Row 6: K6, P4
Row 7:
Knit
Row 8: P4, K6
Row 9:
P6, K4
Row 10:
P4, K6
Row 11:
P6, K4
Row 12: P4, K6

Repeat Rows 1-12.

Instructions and images
http://www.knittingonthenet.com/stitches.htm