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.
(Multiple of 7) + 1
Instructions for this free knitting pattern are written in US terms. You can also check out other common knit abbreviations.
|st (s)||Stitch (es)|
|wyib||With yarn in back|
|wyif||With yarn in front|
- From the top, insert the point of right needle into back of st below next st on left needle and knit it.
- Knit st above that st on left needle.
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 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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Check out other easy-to-learn, beginner-friendly ‘Textured Knitting Patterns‘:
- Little Hourglass Rib Stitch Pattern
- Eyelet Mock Cable Ribbing Stitch Pattern
- Raised Diamonds Stitch
- Plaited Rib Stitch Pattern
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