The Herringbone Edging Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #160

How to Knit the Herringbone Edging Stitch

About this Stitch Pattern

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.

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Stitch Pattern Details

Skill Level


Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 2

Stitch 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.

Stitch Pattern Swatch Photos

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

Stitch Pattern Characteristics


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