The single chevron stitch is a lovely textured pattern using knit and purl stitches.
It creates pretty wavy lines or zigzags across your knitting.
It's very similar to the ripple stitch, zigzag stitch and the afghan stitch patterns which are all pattern variations.
This one in particular seems more dainty and pretty and that's why I chose it.
It's a nice way to add some textured stitches and it's fun to knit too.
If you're knitting a sweater in Stockinette you may enjoy trying the single chevron stitch instead to add more interest.
Chevrons can be thicker by using more rows to create the zigzag pattern or more rounded looking. Or the 'V's can be more elongated.
Some knitted chevron patterns are made with pretty little eyelets for a very feminine, delicate texture.
And some pattern variations are made with different colors for a really colorful effect.
This chevron stitch pattern is a nice simple pattern to try. And it's so fun to knit.
You can knit practically anything with the single chevron stitch and I'm sure it'll be lovely, here are a few ideas:
You'll also find many pattern variations for the chevron stitch or zigzag stitch. Some chevron patterns look more rounded and much thicker.
I chose the single chevron stitch because it's quite simple to do and it uses knit and purl stitches only. It's also kind of dainty looking.
Abbreviations: k = knit, p = purl, rep = repeat
Pattern is worked on a multiple of 8 stitches.
If you'd like to knit a sample cast on 16, 24 or 32 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, k 1; repeat from the * all along row to end
4th Row: *Purl 2, k1, purl 1, knit 1, p3; rep from * all along row to end
Keep working these 4 rows to create pattern
I found a lovely free chevron scarf pattern for you to try and it looks pretty easy too. It's made by Red Heart Yarns and looks quite simple to knit. Hope you enjoy making it.