The single chevron stitch pattern is a lovely delicate pattern that you create by knitting zigzags. It's another fun way to spice up your knitting.
You can knit pretty much anything with this chevron stitch pattern too.
It's particularly nice for knitting blankets, throws and scarves and of course it also looks lovely on pullovers and cardigans too.
There are many pattern variations for knitting chevrons and they all create nice wavy lines across your knitting. In fact it's very similar to a zigzag stitch and I'm not sure if there is a true difference or not. Sometimes I wonder how these stitch patterns are named. Haha
But it doesn't matter, they're all lovely and they're all fun to knit up. You just have to choose the one you like the best.
Chevrons can be thicker or more rounded looking. Or the 'V's are more elongated. Some knitted chevron patterns are made with pretty little eyelets for a very feminine, delicate texture. And some stitch patterns are made with different colors for a really vibrant and exciting look and feel.
Of course if you are knitting a sweater in all one color and want to add a little more interest you can use this pretty stitch pattern instead of using stocking stitch. It will look just lovely and have such a nice texture.
I chose this chevron stitch pattern because it's quite simple to do and it uses knit and purl stitches only.
And besides all that..
Every knitter needs to have a least one chevron stitch pattern in their library. They have been around since the dawn of time, they're very popular and the best part of all is they're pretty.
Abbreviations: k = knit, p = purl, rep = repeat
Pattern is worked on a multiple of 8 stitches.
1st Row (right side): *Purl 1, knit 3; rep from * all along row to end
2nd Row: *Knit 1, purl 5, k1, p1; rep from * all along row to end
3rd Row: *Knit 2, p1, k3, p1, knit 1; repeat from the * all along row to end
4th Row: *Purl 2, k1, purl 1, knit 1, p3; repeat from * all along row to end
Keep working these 4 rows to create pattern