How Do You Knit A Zig Zag Lace Pattern?
A zig zag lace pattern usually involves creating wavy lines out of eyelets in the knitted fabric. Most of these are complex. This one, however, only looks complicated. You just need to know three techniques to create a mesh texture with zig zag lines running down it. It’s appropriate for dishcloths, washcloths, blankets and scarves. Use a worsted or double-knit (DK) weight yarn in a light color so you can see the zig zag pattern. Check the ball band for the suggested needle size. Since the pattern is in the arrangement of stitches and not the eyelets, there’s no need to pick a larger size needle as you would with other lace work. Cast on 26 stitches. This zig zag lace pattern works over an even number of stitches and 12 rows but you need the extra 2 stitches for selvedge (see Step 1 in Section 2.) Purl all stitches on the odd-numbered rows except for the selvedge stitches. Make selvedge stitches for each row to frame the pattern. Slip the first stitch of each row onto the right needle