The Chevron Lace Stitch can’t be missing from your knitting repertoire! It is a great knitting stitch for experienced knitters and for those who only have the basics but are looking for a challenge to learn new knitting techniques and create original designs.
Tops, sweaters, scarves, hats, but also blankets and pillowcases are just a few project ideas for this super versatile stitch.
The term “Chevron” generally refers to a zigzag pattern, which is available in countless different variations in the world of knitting and crochet. In this version, the design is enriched by rows of eyelets that follow the diagonal lines obtained with the inclined decreases.
The base of this stitch is worked in Stocking Stitch, while the eyelets are obtained by making yarn over stitches in combination with decreases. Depending on the inclination of the decreases (whether they’re leaning to the right or to the left), it is possible to create diagonal lines, as seen in the Chevron Lace Stitch.
Once you understand how this stitch works, it becomes really simple to knit and it is possible to increase or reduce the design measurements depending on the yarn you are using and the type of project you chose.
Curious to know how to knit it? Read the blog post on how to make a pullover in wool and alpaca or download the free pattern!
Keep reading to find the Chevron Lace Stitch pattern and step-by-step instructions!
Chevron Lace Knitting Stitch: pattern and instructions
- 5 mm (US 8) beechwood knitting needles – you can choose the right needle size adjusting to your yarn and tension
- Bettaknit’s Woolpaca in the color Sage Green
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Stitches and techniques used to knit the Chevron Lace Stitch
- Knit stitch
- Purl stitch
- Yarn over stitch
- Left-leaning decrease (SKP decrease)
- Right-leaning decrease (knit 2 stitches together)
Check out the Video Tutorials section on our website to find many knitting tutorials and much more to practice your stitches!
How to knit the Chevron Lace Stitch
The Chevron Lace Stitch design is made by repeating 10 rows in the same order until you reach the desired length.
Note: be careful to keep an even tension throughout your work to make it as neat as possible.
Cast on a multiple of 14 stitches.
- Row 1 [Right Side]: *knit 1 stitch, yarn over, 1 SKP decrease (slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 1 stitch, pass the slipped stitch over the knit stitch), knit 8 stitches, knit 2 stitches together, yarn over, knit 1 stitch*, repeat from * to * until the end of the row.
- Row 2 [Wrong Side] and following even rows: purl the stitches.
- Row 3: *knit 2 stitches, yarn over, 1 SKP decrease, knit 6 stitches, knit 2 stitches together, yarn over, knit 2 stitches*, repeat from * to * until the end of the row.
- Row 5: *knit 3 stitches, yarn over, 1 SKP decrease, knit 4 stitches, knit 2 stitches together, yarn over, knit 3 stitches*, repeat from * to * until the end of the row.
- Row 7: *knit 4 stitches, yarn over, 1 SKP decrease, knit 2 stitches, knit 2 stitches together, yarn over, knit 4 stitches*, repeat from * to * until the end of the row.
- Row 9: *knit 5 stitches, yarn over, 1 SKP decrease, knit 2 stitches together, yarn over, knit 5 stitches*, repeat from * to * until the end of the row.
Repeat from Row 1 to Row 10 until your work reaches the desired length.
Chevron Lace Stitch Chart
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If you enjoyed this geometrical knitting stitch, we’re sure you’ll love the Trellis Stitch too!
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