Pinterest has been overflowing with chevron patterns lately, not that I’m complaining. I love the trend! It’s a modern, fresh take on design, so why not apply it to a knitting pattern as well?
Turns out we’re in luck! Quick Knits has a Chevron Cuddler pattern for a knit throw on pages 66–67. I thought I’d mix up the color scheme and knit a swatch of the stitch pattern with a white background and lilac stripes to show you the different color possibilities you can try with this easy pattern.
Whether you’re an experienced knitter or more of a beginner, you’ll enjoy knitting this fun pattern. It’s worked in multiples of 11 stitches. Beyond basic knit and purl stitches, you’ll need to know how to k2tog (knit 2 together), k1f&b (knit into the front and back of the same stitch), and ssk (slip 1 knitwise, slip 1 knitwise, knit the 2 slipped stitches together through back loops).
If those terms are unfamiliar to you, don’t be thrown off. These are easy techniques to learn, and you’ll use them again and again in future projects. This pattern is a great starting point for mastering these increase and decrease stitches. And besides, it’s always a bit more fun learning a new technique when you are working them into a fabulous, new design!
You could also use this stitch pattern for a decorative pillow or a scarf if you prefer. Just knit up a swatch, measure out your gauge, and calculate how wide you want your final project to be. Then you’re on your way!