How to knit the Herringbone stitch

from Gaia Gualtieri - 1 March 2019

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Today we’re going to teach you how to do the Herringbone stitch. As this unique stitch tends to tighten up, equip yourselves with much bigger needles than the ones indicated on the label of the yarn you want to use. Take for example, we’ve chosen our fabulous Piuma yarn and the recommended needles for it are no.7/8 but we’ve gone for no. 10 ones to do the Herringbone stitch.

Let’s get started!

How to knit the Herringbone stitch

Herringbone stitch - Tutorial

Cast on an even number of stitches.

1st row: purl

2nd row: right side of the work. Knit 1, inserting the right needle into the 2 stitches on the left needle, knit 1 and drop the first. Repeat for all the row. Knit the last 2 stitches of the left needle.

3rd row: wrong side. Purl 1, insert the right needle into the 2 stitches of the left needle and drop the first stitch. Repeat for all the row. Purl the last 2 stitches of the left needle.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 alternating them.

Have you ever come across a stitch quicker than this, yet so impressive at the same time? We haven’t. Lovely, easy-peasy, and ideal for those who have little time on their hands.

Looking for that something extra? Our printed Piuma!

Speaking of Piuma, check out the tutorial on the English fisherman’s rib stitch which has also been done using our cherished pure merino wool sliver. The outcome? See for yourselves!

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