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How to Knit the Zig Zag Stitch in the Round

January 17, 2020

How to Knit the Zig Zag Stitch in the Round- ideal for beginners!

How to Knit the Zig Zag Stitch in the Round

The Zig Zag stitch is one of my favorite beginner knitting stitches. It looks complicated, but it is actually very simple. A while back, I posted a pattern for a Zig Zag Scarf

The Zig Zag pattern is created using a mix and knit and purl stitches. 

Terms: YO- yarn over. This means to To make a yarn over, you simply bring the knitting yarn (the “over” strand) over the needle between two existing stitches on one row, and then work that strand as a stitch when you work your way back to it in the next row. 

SSK- slip, slip, knit. This is used as a decrease. Work to the place where the decrease is to be made. Slip the next 2 stitches, one at a time as if to knit, to the right needle. Insert the left needle into the fronts of these two stitches and knit them together. One stitch is decreased. This decrease slants to the left.

How to Knit the Zig Zag Stitch in the Round

Cast on multiples of 6.

Round 1: *K3, K2tog, Yo, K1; rep from * to end.
Round 2: *K2, K2tog, Yo, K2; rep from * to end.
Round 3: *K1, K2tog, Yo, K3; rep from * to end.
Round 4: *K2tog, Yo, K4; rep from * to end.
Round 5: *K1, Yo, SSK, K3; rep from * to end.
Round 6: *K2, Yo, SSK, K2; rep from * to end.
Round 7: *K3, Yo, SSK, K1; rep from * to end.
Round 8: *K4, Yo, SSK; rep from * to end.
Rep Rounds 1- 8.

Zig Zag Cowl Knitting Pattern

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-East Thick & Quick in Clay (I used the “Bonus Bundle” for this pattern because it’s what I has on hand. The regular-sized Wool-Ease Thick & Quick skein will be enough)

Needles: Size US 13 circular, 16 inch

Gauge: not important

Cast on 66 sts. Join together and place a marker.

Round 1: *K3, K2tog, Yo, K1; rep from * to end.
Round 2: *K2, K2tog, Yo, K2; rep from * to end.
Round 3: *K1, K2tog, Yo, K3; rep from * to end.
Round 4: *K2tog, Yo, K4; rep from * to end.
Round 5: *K1, Yo, SSK, K3; rep from * to end.
Round 6: *K2, Yo, SSK, K2; rep from * to end.
Round 7: *K3, Yo, SSK, K1; rep from * to end.
Round 8: *K4, Yo, SSK; rep from * to end.
Rep Rounds 1- 8 for pattern.

After 24 rows, bind off. Weave in ends. 

How to Knit the Zig Zag Stitch in the Round

How to Knit the Zig Zag Stitch in the Round

How to Knit the Zig Zag Stitch in the Round

Instructions

Cast on multiples of 6.

Round 1: *K3, K2tog, Yo, K1; rep from * to end.

Round 2: *K2, K2tog, Yo, K2; rep from * to end.

Round 3: *K1, K2tog, Yo, K3; rep from * to end.

Round 4: *K2tog, Yo, K4; rep from * to end.

Round 5: *K1, Yo, SSK, K3; rep from * to end.

Round 6: *K2, Yo, SSK, K2; rep from * to end.

Round 7: *K3, Yo, SSK, K1; rep from * to end.

Round 8: *K4, Yo, SSK; rep from * to end.

Rep Rounds 1- 8 for pattern.

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How to Knit the Zig Zag Stitch in the Round

How to Knit the Zig Zag Stitch in the Round

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    Dina
    January 17, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    Beautiful cowl!

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