Friday, September 26, 2008

herringbone stitch



Herringbone stitch has become a new favorite of mine. It makes a lovely dense piece and has wonderful texture to it.
This example is a neck warmer I am almost finished with. I have also been trying to fashion a pair of wrist warmers with this stitch in my own pattern.

Here is how you would knit this stitch

Cast on an even number of stitches

1ST ROW
K1 *S1 K1 psso but before taking it off the needle knit through the back loop first; repeat from star to last stitch, K1
2ND ROW
P2 together and keep on left needle, p 1st stitch again and drop both stitches off needle.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 to desired length

5 comments:

beki said...

Nice! I've been thinking that I need some fall skirts.

Michael said...

ooh. thanks for the info!

carolyn said...

It looks wonderful and textured.

Dacia said...

you're on a knitting spree!

Amelia Plum said...

love the yarn, such great colors. the herringbone stitch is a great texture