There’s no shortage of lace stitch patterns to knit. You can knit lace chevrons, leaves, and so much more. One category of lace stitches I really love are zigzag lace stitch patterns. I love that with them you can make something that is both delicate and geometric at the same time. Not to mention that they are super fun to knit!
This particular zigzag pattern is worked over a multiple of 6 plus 4 stitches. For example, if you plan to make a worsted weight scarf with this stitch pattern, you might start with 40 stitches (6 x 6 = 36; 36 + 4 = 40 stitches). Remember, this is just for the stitch pattern itself. You’ll likely want some kind of border on each side to keep the fabric from rolling, so plan to add another 2-3 stitches to each side for a garter stitch border or border of your choosing.
No matter what project you choose to incorporate this stitch pattern, it’s guaranteed to be lovely. Don’t forget to let us know what you make with it!
Zigzag Lace Chart:
This pattern is worked over a multiple of 6 plus 4 stitches using the following chart:
Zigzag Lace Written Instructions:
If you prefer written instructions, this pattern is worked over a multiple of 6 plus 4 stitches as follows:
Row 1 (RS): K2, *k1, yo, ssk, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 2 and all even-numbered rows (WS): Purl all sts.
Row 3: K2, *k2, yo, ssk, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 5: K2, *k3, yo, ssk, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 7: K2, *k4, yo, ssk; rep from * to last 2 sts, k1.
Row 9: K2, *k2, k2tog, yo, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 11: K2, *k1, k2tog, yo, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 13: K2, *k2tog, yo, k4; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 15: K1, k2tog, *yo, k4, k2tog; rep from * to last st, m1, k1.
Row 16: Purl all sts.
Rep Rows 1 – 16 for pattern.
k2tog: knit two stitches together
m1: with the left-hand needle, make one by lifting a strand in between the stitch just worked and the next stitch, bringing the needle from front to back and knitting it, knitting through the back loop
RS: Right Side
ssk: slip a stitch as if to knit to right needle, slip a second stitch as if to knit to right needle, slip both stitches back to left needle and knit them together through the back loops
WS: Wrong Side
yo: yarn over