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

Materials Used

Merino Lambs Wool

This unbelievably soft wool is made from shrink treated Merino Lambs Wool. It offers the wonderful qualities of traditionally spun wool, but with the convenience of machine washing and drying. Garments made from this yarn will not shrink or fade after numerous machine washings and dryings. Made in the USA.

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Addi Lace Click Interchangeable Needle Set

Have all the needles you’ll ever need in one convenient carrying case! The addi Lace Click system provides 8 different sizes of addi Lace tips, five different lengths of our new, extremely pliable blue cord, and one connector piece which helps to either store stitches or combine your cords. The Click tips require no tools to change; simply insert the cord deep into the tip, twist and release. The tips will remain secure until you change them, thanks to the Click's revolutionary locking mechanism. The addi Click tips are nickel plated. Our nickel plating process is electro-static, which produces a smooth, rounded edge, where the tip and the cord "click" together.

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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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