There is a stitch pattern with a simple one-row repeat that forms a beautiful chevron fabric with zigzag motifs throughout. This pattern is based on garter stitch, so the fabric is flat and reversible when worked in a solid colour – perfect for scarves and blankets.
If we make this pattern with several colours changing the colours every two rows, our projects will look a lot like the famous stripy patterns designed by the Missoni fashion house.
As an additional bonus, this colourful pattern works great for using up leftover yarn. If you have odd balls of yarn in your stash, you can easily make a scrap scarf or a scrap blanket that doesn’t look like a “scrap project” at all.
Here’s how you can do it.
To avoid any yarn waste, you can use the secure knot to join yarns even in the middle of a row. Then your project will resemble charming vintage rugs with the colours changing in a chaotic pattern.
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