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Vertical Herringbone Stitch | Knit with Aabhar

Pattern Description

Vertical Herringbone knitting stitch features columns of zig-zag motifs created by increasing and decreasing stitches. Another variation, the Horizontal Herringbone, features zig-zag shapes in horizontal orientation.

It is a slightly complex knitting pattern that creates a knitted fabric with an edge having a slight curl. If you are planning any projects with this one, make sure that either you want the curl and wave at the end or you use a stiffer border at the edge. You can design scarves and pullovers using this textured knitting stitch.

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Pattern Details

Skill Level

Row Count

Pattern Repeat
(Multiple of 7) + 1

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Instructions for this free knitting pattern are written in US terms. You can also check out other common knit abbreviations

COCast on
RSRight side
slSlip stitch
st (s)Stitch (es)
WSWrong side
wyibWith yarn in back
wyifWith yarn in front

Special stitch:


  1. From the top, insert the point of right needle into back of st below next st on left needle and knit it.
  2. Knit st above that st on left needle.

Pattern Instructions

CO (Multiple of 7 stitches) + 1 stitch. For example, you can cast on (7 x 3) + 1 = 22 stitches to knit a sample swatch.

Row 1 (WS):Purl.
Row 2:* k2tog, k2, k1b-back-k1, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 3:Purl.
Row 4:k3, k1b-back-k1, k2tog, * k2, k1b-back-k1, k2, k2tog; rep from * to end.

Repeat these free knitting pattern instructions (4 rows) until you have reached the desired length for your work.

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