Today we are knitting up this very classy Herringbone Stitch!  It gets it’s name because it resembles the scales of a fish.

The Herringbone Stitch is a horizontal pattern and it’s great for home interior projects, like pillows, because it is a very tight weave. So, it’s nice and strong and sturdy.

And we are going to be knitting just two rows to achieve this pattern. We repeat those two rows over and over.

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I also have an extra special slip stitch technique in this pattern to have this really nice smooth edge.

Let’s look at the back. I think this is gorgeous. There are these raised horizontal lines that I think would be splendid to show off, as well.

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KNITTING ABBREVIATIONS
K = Knit
P = Purl
** = Repeat pattern between asterisks

KNITTING TECHNIQUES for the Herringbone Stitch Pattern
Slip Knot 
Cast On Long Tail Method 
Knit Stitch 
Purl Stitch 
Bind Off

MATERIALS for the Herringbone Stitch Pattern
• Yarn in any weight, fiber, & color of your choice.
• Knitting Needles sized appropriately for your yarn.
• Scissors
• Tapestry Needle
In this video, I’m using size 11 US knitting needles with bulky weight wool yarn.


KNITTING PATTERN for the Herringbone Stitch

Cast On Any Number of Stitches

Row 1: * K2Tog Thru Back Loop – Removing 1st Stitch off Needle with 2nd Stitch Remaining * Slip Last Stitch

Row 2: * P2Tog – Removing 1st Stitch off Needle with 2nd Stitch Remaining * Slip Last Stitch

Cast On Any Number of Stitches

So, let’s begin with our beloved slip knot.  This pattern is unique because we are casting on absolutely any number of stitches of your choice.  So, you can knit an odd number of stitches, an even number of stitches, absolutely any number you would like, it totally works, trust me on this one!

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Row 1: * K2Tog Thru Back Loop – Removing 1st Stitch off Needle with 2nd Stitch Remaining * Slip Last Stitch

Once you have cast on however many stitches you chose, then to begin we are knitting two through the back loop.  While you put your right needle through the back, you are actually going to knit that through, but you’re going to keep those two stitches on your needle. Knit it through, and I like to pull a little bit of yarn out so it’s not too tight. With your left needle, let go of that first stitch, taking that off the needle but keep the second stitch on.

Knit this pattern all the way down your needle. With one stitch remaining on your needle, just slip that last stitch.

How to Knit the Herringbone Stitch with Easy, Free Knitting Pattern + Video Tutorial by Studio Knit

How to Knit the Herringbone Stitch with Easy, Free Knitting Pattern + Video Tutorial by Studio Knit

How to Knit the Herringbone Stitch with Easy, Free Knitting Pattern + Video Tutorial by Studio Knit

Row 2: * P2Tog – Removing 1st Stitch off Needle with 2nd Stitch Remaining * Slip Last Stitch

Row two is very similar but we’re going to Purl two together.

To begin, we start out by purling two. Of course when we purl, our yarn is in the front, and we’re going to take our yarn and we’re going to wrap it around and we’re going to purl through.

Next, on the left needle take one stitch off, leave the second stitch on, and then we repeat.

Finally, on your very last stitch, we are simply going to slip the last stitch.

How to Knit the Herringbone Stitch with Easy, Free Knitting Pattern + Video Tutorial by Studio Knit

How to Knit the Herringbone Stitch with Easy, Free Knitting Pattern + Video Tutorial by Studio Knit

How to Knit the Herringbone Stitch with Easy, Free Knitting Pattern + Video Tutorial by Studio Knit

I hope you are inspired to try this Herringbone Pattern.

Because it is a very tight weave, make sure to give yourself a lot of slack, ha ha!

So, I really hope you enjoy it and please share your knitting photos with me.

I love seeing and collecting everything you guys are making up!

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