STITCHES 101: HERRINGBONE STITCH (KNIT)

Im finally sharing a new knitting tutorial! **Does a happy dance** The herringbone knit stitch is one of my favorites and it works up beautifully. Keep reading below for a quick tutorial.


The herringbone knit stitch is a two row repeat stitch. When working with this stitch, you will repeat rows 1 and 2 to create the herringbone texture.


Before we dive into the tutorial, here are a few notes:

  1. There are multiple methods used to create this stitch. I will only be sharing one of them in this post.

  2. For this tutorial, I used a worsted weight yarn and 12mm needles. (I have also used 10mm needles with this weight of yarn). You can use any yarn or size needles for this stitch but you may have to experiment to get the gauge you want. A major tip is that you will need to use needles that are larger than the size suggested on the ball band in order to prevent your stitches from being too tight.

  3. You can cast on any number of stitches.

  4. When you are ready to cast off, switch to smaller size needles so that your cast off edge is nice and neat. For worsted weight yarn, I usually cast off with 6.5mm needles. (If you cast off in the larger size needles your edge will appear stretched out and loose.)


Okay lets get started! Below you will find both written instructions with pictures and two short videos.


Row 1: The first row involves knitting two stitches together through the back loop. This is abbreviated in patterns as k2tog tbl.


Insert the right needle into the back of the two stitches.


Wrap the working yarn around the right needle.


Pull the loop through both stitches.


Only drop the first stitch off the left needle.



Continue [k2tog tbl and only drop the first stitch] until there is only one stitch remaining on the left needle. To finish the row, slip the stitch through the back onto the right needle. Turn your work.




Row 2: The second row involves purling two stitches together. This is abbreviated in patterns as p2tog.


Insert the right needle into two stitches purl wise.

Wrap the working yarn around the right needle.


Pull the loop through both stitches.


Only drop the first stitch off the left needle.



Continue [p2tog and only drop the first stitch] until there is one stitch remaining on the left needle. To finish the row, slip the stitch onto the right needle purl wise. Turn your work.




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That concludes the tutorial! I hope you enjoyed learning this stitch. Updates to the Amina Collection are coming next week so definitely make sure to subscribe to the blog so you dont miss out.


If you have any questions, post them in the comments below. Again, thank you for stopping by!


Happy Crafting!

Krysten

#yarnth3orytaughtme

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