How to Knit the Herringbone Stitch with Studio Knit
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Today we are knitting up this very classy Herringbone Stitch!  It gets its name because it resembles the scales of a fish. The Herringbone Stitch is a horizontal cable knit stitch 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. 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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RIGHT SIDE (front) OF THE HERRINGBONE STITCH

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

WRONG SIDE (back) OF THE HERRINGBONE STITCH

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


KNITTING TECHNIQUES for Herringbone Stitch Pattern

Slip Knot 
Cast On Long Tail Method 
Knit Stitch 
Purl Stitch 
Bind Off

KNITTING TECHNIQUES for Herringbone Stitch Pattern

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Slip Knot 
• CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
• K2Tog = Knit Two Stitches Together
• P2Tog = Purl Two Stitches Together
• BO = Bind Off
Weave In Ends


MATERIALS for Herringbone Stitch Pattern

In this example, I’m using size 11 US knitting needles with bulky weight wool yarn.

• Yarn in any weight, fiber, & color of your choice.
• Knitting Needles sized appropriately for your yarn.
• Scissors
• Tapestry Needle


KNITTING PATTERN for the Herringbone Stitch Pattern

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

Cast On Any Number of Stitches

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!

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.

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. 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.


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