Saturday, March 11, 2017

Stitchy Saturday: Herringbone Stitch

Hello friends,


This week I was busy catching up on the infinity scarf that I had started in February, I bought some more yarn at Michael's to complete the scarf and got back to work on it on Tuesday afternoon. On Friday I knitted this swatch of the Herringbone stitch and I really enjoyed its two row repeat. Here is information on this week's stitch the Herringbone.

What stitch:

This week I tried the Herringbone Stitch
My knitted swatch in Herringbone stitch

Pattern:

pattern worked in 2 


Row 1: K1, Sl1, K1, Insert left needles into the slipped stitch, lift it over the knitted stitch but don't drop it off the needle, insert needle into the slipped stitch right to left, wrap the yarn, pull it through and complete stitch as a regular stitch. Repeat for the rest of the row. 
Row 2: Purl two stitches together, keep them on the needle, purl into the first stitch on the left needle once again, slip stitches off needle, Repeat for the rest of the row. 
Continute repeating these two rows in order to create the Herringbone stitch. The right side is zig- zagged and the wrong side is bumpy.

If the written pattern is confusing, I followed the Wool and the Gang video they posted and their pattern from their website .

What I thought: 
I really enjoyed working on this stitch pattern. Once I had the pattern in memorized, it was fun to knit the pattern without thinking about it. I loved watching Youtube videos as I knit this repetitive pattern. I love how the herringbone stitch looks with its V's going horizontally and that is what first drew me to the stitch pattern. I think this stitch pattern would be great for a blanket using larger needles and yarn or as detail on hats and scarves. 

Knitter level: 
I would put this knitting pattern at intermediate, it does get a bit fiddly and if you aren't familiar with slip stitches and just learning knits and purls this one might be a challenge. Once you have a grasp of knitting and purling and want to try something a little more challenging then this is the pattern for you.  

Thank you so much for visiting my blog, it is always nice to read your comments and get your feedback. Have you knitting this stitch pattern before? if so, what did you knit with the pattern? If you would like to see other Stitchy Saturday posts you can click here.
Thank you and have a great day!



4 comments:

  1. Very pretty. In a soft wool that would make a perfect scarf or cowl. It looks pretty squishy and would be warm.

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    1. Thank you Dee! I agree with you, using a soft wool with this pattern would look so pretty as a scarf!

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  2. That's another lovely stitch that I haven't come across before, I'm learning lots here along with you. I can see a scarf knit in this stitch, it would look lovely.

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    1. I am glad you are also learning with me! there are so many beautiful stitches that I have never knitted and it is fun choosing a stitch each week that speaks to me. A scarf would look great in this stitch I agree!

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