How to Knit The Horizontal Herringbone Stitch



This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the horizontal herringbone stitch. This is a complicated, but beautiful stitch that creates a woven looking fabric similar to the herringbone material used to make men’s suits. It’s gorgeous lines add class and sophistication to patterns like scarfs, cowls, and bags.

Skill: Advanced
Cast On: Multiples of 2

For this pattern you will need to know the following techniques:
Slip Slip Knit – ssk
Purl Two Together – p2tog

Pattern:

Row 1: *Ssk, dropping only the first stitch off your needle,* rep from * to last st, k.
Row 2: *P2tog, dropping only the first stitch off your needle,* rep from * to last st, p.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have reached your desired width.
Note this pattern will not reveal itself until two rows have been completed

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Example of the Horizontal Herringbone

Example of the Horizontal Herringbone

music in video is from demo 2008 by (Latch\xe9 Swing) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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