The Double Herringbone Mesh Stitch

Stitch Description

The double herringbone mesh is a beautiful and delicate lace panel stitch. Using a variety of lace eyelet knitting techniques, this pattern creates a geometric design with zig zagging lines of stitches. Each repeat of the pattern develops into something of a diamond motif. These motifs stack and interlock, making a wide column of openwork with a bold impact.

This lace stitch is good for knitters who want to move into more difficult lace knitting patterns. There’s a lot to keep track of, so a lifeline is encouraged.

The double herringbone mesh is best used as a decorative insert in larger pieces of fabric, like shawls, blankets, and light sweaters.

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Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
YO
Yarn Over
SSK
Slip Slip Knit
PSSO
Pass Slip Stitch Over
K2TOG
Knit Two Together

Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 12

  Pattern Repeat 
Panel of 21 sts

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Panel of 21 sts.

  • Row 1 (WS): Purl.
  • Row 2: K2, (yo, ssk) 3 times, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, (yo, k2tog) 4 times, yo, k2.
  • Row 3: Purl.
  • Row 4: K3, (yo, ssk) 3 times, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, (yo, k2tog) 3 times, yo, k3.
  • Row 5: Purl.
  • Row 6: K4, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, (yo, k2tog) 3 times, yo, k4.
  • Row 7: Purl.
  • Row 8: K2, k2tog, yo, k1, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2.
  • Row 9: Purl.
  • Row 10: K1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k3, yo ssk, k1.
  • Row 11: Purl.
  • Row 12: K2tog, yo, k5, yo, ssk, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, ssk.

Repeat rows 1-12 until you reach your desired length.

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