Knitting a box pleat is far easier than it may seem… some slipped stitches, some folds and some knitting three together! This box pleat is worked over 28 stitches, with each fold taking up 7 stitches, but the same techniques applies to any number of stitches divisible by four. Make one or two simple box pleats for dramatic effect or try a whole row of them for full and cascading skirts or curtains. Here’s you do it!

Our Box Pleat Top features this clever technique and is a great starter project if you’re eager to give it a try!

Knit Box Pleat | Purl Soho