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Herringbone Stitch in the Round

I adore the Herringbone stitch, it creates squishy, big, textural projects fast!

Perfect for a beginner as it only uses a knit 2 together and a knit 2 together through the back of the loop.  It uses up chunky wool like a dream.

Building on the herringbone in the flat tutorial I’m showing you how to knit this fab stitch in the round, a completely different technique.

You Will Need:

  • yarn at least DK
  • matching sized needles, check the yarn band for details
  • stitch marker to fit your needles

Lets Cast on!

The Herringbone stitch will work over any stitch count so you can quickly cast on. I’m casting on 30 sts.

Make sure the working yarn is on the right hand needle and that the row hasn’t twisted.

Slip the first stitch from the right hand needle to the left and place a stitch marker on the right hand needle.

Rnd 1: Knit 2 together, dropping ONLY the first stitch from the left needle.  Repeat until the last stitch

Slip the last stitch from left to right needle and remove the marker, slip st from right to left needle and replace marker on right needle. Make one last K2tog, dropping only 1 stitch.

Twist the first stitch on the left needle and replace on the left needle.  It sounds complex but it really isn’t.

Rnds 2: Knit 2 together through the back of the loop, dropping ONLY the first stitch.  Repeat until the last stitch.

Slip the last stitch from left to right needle and remove the marker, slip st from right to left needle and replace marker on right needle. Make one last K2togTBL, dropping only 1 stitch.

Twist the first stitch on the left needle and replace on the left needle.

As you can see from these first two rounds the k2tog creates a stitch that slants to the right, the k2togtbl creates stitches that slant to the left.  Together these create the stunning herringbone texture.

Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 until you have the desired length, then cast off.

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Babs Rudlin
 

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