The Diagonal Knot Stitch is an interesting stitch that creates it’s diagonal effect by making knots. As a result, that knots adds interest and create a lovely airy, yet dense fabric that would be a great to use for a dishcloth, scarf or a slouchy beanie. This stitch is worked in stitch multiples of 3 + 1 over a 6 row repeat.

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Materials needed

(listed below is what I used to create the sample of the stitch pattern)

Stitches and abbreviations used

K: Knit

P: Purl

RS: Right side

St(s): Stitch (es)

Rep: Repeat

WS: Wrong side

Special stitch used:

Mk: Make knot – Purl 3 stitches together leaving the stitches on needle, yarn over, then purl same 3 stitches together again


  • Stitch is worked in multiples of 3 + 1; for the YouTube video I cast on 22

Directions for the Diagonal Knot Stitch:

  • Row 1 and every RS row: Knit
  • Row 2 (WS): *Mk; rep * across to last st, p1
  • Row 4: P2, *Mk; rep * to last 2 sts, p2
  • Row 6: P1, *Mk; rep * to end

Repeat rows 1-6 to desired length and then bind off in pattern.

If you enjoyed this stitch, here are a few more stitches to check out 🙂

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How to knit the Waffle Stitch pin from Handmade by Stacy J


I hope you enjoyed learning this stitch as much as I did. Please tag me @handmadebystacyj when posting on social media – I’d love to see your makes!

Stacy J

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