The Herringbone Edging Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #160

Stitch Description

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the Herringbone Edging stitch. This edging stitch creates a herringbone motif that adds a little bit of interest to sweater hems, sleeve cuffs, or scarf edges.

Video Tutorial


Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
Right Twist
Left Twist

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 14

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 2

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast on in multiples of 2

  • Row 1: (right side) Knit.
  • Row 2: Knit.
  • Row 3: Knit.
  • Row 4: Purl.
  • Row 5: k1, *RT; rep from *to last st, k1.
  • Row 6: Purl.
  • Row 7: k2, *RT; rep from *to last st, k2.
  • Row 8: Purl.
  • Row 9: k1, *LT; rep from *to last st, k1.
  • Row 10: Purl.
  • Row 11: k2, *LT; rep from *to last st, k2.
  • Row 12: Knit.
  • Row 13: Knit.
  • Row 14: Knit.
  • Continue in stockinette until you reach your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Herringbone Edging Stitch Right SideExample of the Herringbone Edging Stitch Wrong Side

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