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How to Knit Herringbone Stitch

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About the Herringbone Knit Stitch

I have always loved the herringbone stitch in knitting, and recently I’ve learned it in crochet so of course, I wanted to update the knit version and share it with you. Do you know How to Knit Herringbone Stitch? Keep reading to learn or get a refresher.

Knit Herringbone cozy

In this tutorial, the herringbone knit stitch is created back and forth in rows.

Of course, it is possible to knit the herringbone stitch in the round, and the stitch pattern appears rotated from what you see in the basket images.

With a fantastic thick fabric and beautiful texture, this stitch can create a variety of items from home decor to garments.

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About the Size

Feel free to work this stitch with any weight of yarn, but it needs a little bit of space to breathe, so use a needle that is a little bit larger than recommended for the size of yarn and be sure to experiment. I love my ChiaoGoo Needles.

Knit Herringbone cozy

Notes:

k2togtbl: more info and instructions found HERE.

k- knit: more info and instructions found HERE.

p2tog – purl two together: more info and instructions found HERE.

Knit Herringbone Stitch Video:

Herringbone Stitch Fabric:

Cast on in multiples of two.

Row 1 (RS):

k2togtbl but only dropping off the first stitch and leaving the second stitch on the needles. Repeat across until the last stitch, knit the last st.

Row 2 (WS):

p2tog but only dropping off the first stitch and leaving the second stitch on the needles. Repeat across until the last stitch, purl the last st.

Repeat Rows 1 & 2 to continue creating the herringbone knit fabric.

Joining the Herringbone Flat Fabric

Join the starting row and ending row together with a mattress seam. Read more about how to do a Mattress seam HERE.

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Are you ready to create a home decor item with this stitch? Click on the image below or HERE to view the basket pattern.

Knit Herringbone cozy

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