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ColourSpun in Stitches – Herringbone Stitch

Herringbone Stitch

This stitch produces a very tight fabric so I suggest that you use a size bigger needles than you normally would for the yarn you are going to use. Herringbone stitch will make a very warm garment or a lovely handbag. It also uses a fair amount more yarn than stocking stitch would.

You will need:

Yarn of your choice

Knitting needles a size bigger than recommended to suite your yarn


C/on      cast on

C/off     cast off

K             knit

P             purl

P2tog    purl the next 2 stitches together

Psso       pass the slipped stitch over

S1           slip the next stitch purl wise


C/on an even number of stitches

Row1: K1; (S1, K1, psso – knitting through the back of the stitch at the same time) repeat to last st; K1  

Row 2: P2tog and keep on left needle, P the 1st stitch again and then drop both stitches off the needle together.

Rows 1 and 2 form the pattern; repeat until you reach your required length.


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