The Chevron and Feather Stitch is an easy way to dress up any pattern, as the chevron pattern combined with eyelets creates a classy yet modern look. It would be an excellent choice for an afghan or shawl.
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.