Diagonal Openwork Block Pin from Handmade by Stacy J

Learn how to knit the Diagonal Openwork knit stitch by making this block. This is a fairly simple stitch that involves a combination of knits, purls, increases and decreases to create an interesting diagonal design. This Diagonal Openwork knit stitch pattern works in multiples of 4 + 2 over an 8 row repeat.

This block can be used to add to your washcloth collection or to add to a project that uses squares to make a blanket.

Right below is a video tutorial that walks you through how to create this stitch. If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you’ll see the chart for this stitch.

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7.5″ x 7.5″ / 19 cm x 19 cm blocked

Materials needed:

Stitches and abbreviations used:

Written using US terms

Bind off

Cast on

K: Knit

K2tog: Knit 2 together

P: Purl

RS: Right side

Skpo: Slip 1 stitch purl wise, knit the next stitch, pass slipped stitch over knit stitch just made

Sk2po: Slip 1 stitch purl wise, knit the next 2 stitches together, pass the slipped stitch over the knit 2 together stitch just made

St(s): Stitch (es)

WS: Wrong side

Yo: yarn over

Image of Diagonal Openwork block from Handmade by Stacy J

Pattern for Diagonal Openwork Block:

Using long tail cast on method, cast on 36

Knit 3 rows

On row 1, insert stitch markers after the first k3 and before the last k3 (this helps to keep track of where your border is)

  1. (RS): K3, *K1, yo, sk2po, yo: rep * to last 5 sts, k5
  2. (WS) and all WS rows: K3, p30, k3
  3. K5, *yo, sk2po, yo, k1; rep * to last 3 sts, k3
  4. K3, p30, k3
  5. K3, K2tog, yo, k1, yo, *sk2po, yo, k1, yo; rep * to last 6 sts, skpo, k4
  6. K3, p30, k3
  7. K4, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, *sk2po, yo, k1, yo; rep * to last 5 sts, skpo, k3
  8. K3, p30, k3

Rep rows 1-8 to 7” or desired length ending on WS row

WS: Knit

Knit 2 rows

Bind off knit wise

Knitting chart for Diagonal Openwork Knit Stitch

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Stacy J

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