The Vertical Herringbone Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #70

Stitch Description

The Vertical Herringbone Stitch pattern is created by selectively using increases and decreases to make a series of columns with a zig-zag motif. The effect is similar to that of herringbone fabric. This pattern travels vertically, but there is also a horizontal herringbone stitch.

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Materials Used

Wool-Ease Thick & Quick

Wool-Ease Thick & Quick is the super bulky member of the Wool-Ease family, a classic yarn that is so beloved by knitters and crocheters that it inspired an entire family of yarns. Wool-Ease is appreciated for its versatility and value. It has the feel, warmth and softness of wool, combined with the easy care of machine wash-and-dryability from its added acrylic. Perfect for extra warm sweaters, jackets, vests, slippers and hats. It’s an ideal beginner yarn.

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Addi Natura Bamboo Double Pointed Needles

These eco-friendly Addi Natura double point needles are created from strong bamboo stock and have a natural touch. Yarns slide easily over the smooth finish. The approximate US size and exact metric size are stamped on the needle. Perfect for knitting in the round to create that warm winter hat or pair of socks! They carry a lifetime warranty from manufacturer’s defect. A great bamboo needle for effortless knitting!

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Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
Knit Two Together
Knit Right Loop

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 7 + 1

Stitch Characteristics


Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 7 + 1

  • Row 1 (WS): Purl.
  • Row 2: *K2tog, k2, krl, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.
  • Row 3: Purl.
  • Row 4: K1, *k2, krl, k2, k2tog; rep from * to end.
  • Repeat rows 1 – 4 until you have reached your desired length.

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Learn how to knit the Vertical Herringbone Stitch

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