Learn how to knit the Diagonal Openwork knit stitch. 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.
To practice this beautiful stitch, check out the block pattern that I designed – it’s a free knit pattern just for you.
Scroll to the bottom of the post to see the chart for this stitch.
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Stitches and abbreviations used:
Written using US terms
K2tog: Knit 2 together
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
Stitch pattern for Diagonal Openwork Knit Stitch:
1 (RS): *K1, yo, sk2po, yo: rep * to last 2 sts, k2
2 and all WS rows: Purl
3: K2, *yo, sk2po, yo, k1; rep * to end
5: K2tog, yo, k1, yo, *sk2po, yo, k1, yo; rep * to last 3 sts, skpo, k1
7: K1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, *sk2po, yo, k1, yo; rep * to last 2 sts, skpo
Rep these 8 rows to desired length
I hope you enjoyed learning this stitch as much as I did. When you make something with it, could you please tag me @handmadebystacyj or #handmadebystacyJ – I’d love to see what you create!
💕 Stacy J