The Herringbone stitch is a stunning and, happily, simple texture to create when knitting flat. This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the horizontal herringbone stitch. This beautiful stitch creates a woven looking fabric similar to the herringbone material used to make men’s suits. It’s gorgeous lines add class and sophistication to patterns like scarfs, cowls, and bags. There are two methods described in this article.
yo: Yarn Over
s: slip a stitch
psso: pass slipped stitch over, lift the slipped stitch up, to the left and off the needle
ssk : slip, slip, knit
p2tog: purl two stitches together
There are two rows to the pattern which are written as:
Row 1: K1 (s1, k1, yo, psso) rep to last stitch, k1
Row 2: (P2tog – don’t drop off the left needle, p into the first stitch drop both off the left needle) rep to end
If this instruction appears complex watch the video below:
Row 1: *Ssk, dropping only the first stitch off your needle,* rep from * to last st, k.
Row 2: *P2tog, dropping only the first stitch off your needle,* rep from * to last st, p.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have reached your desired width.
Note this pattern will not reveal itself until two rows have been completed