In case you wonder, “Herringbone” is a V-shaped pattern usually found in tweed fabrics and wooden floors. It’s similar to the “Chevron” pattern but, if you look closely you will note that the zig-zag lines are broken in Herringbone. The pattern owes its name to the herring fish, to whose skeleton it resembles.
Herringbone stitch knitting has become very popular over the last few years, so I thought to give you a beginner level approach to this design. The “BIG” in today’s pattern name might give you a clue that this one won’t be the only herringbone in my 52SP series 🙂
Ok, let’s go to the pattern, shall we? I hope you like this one as much as I do.
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The entire pattern is below.
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– CO 43 sts with US 7 (4.5 mm) needles.
|I always cast on and bind off stitches with larger needles than I use for the main work. This prevent my cast on and bind off rows from being too tight.|
– With US 6 (4 mm) needles, knit 4 rows.
|Slip first stitch on every row as if you were to knit it, but without knitting it (except on the first row). It will form a neat and sturdy border.|
– Continue working as follows:
4 garter sts, BIG HERRINGBONE pattern over 35 sts, 4 garter sts until you have a total length of 8’’ (20.5 cm).
I knitted 3 times the BIG HERRINGBONE pattern complete + rows 1) to 7) again.
– Knit 4 rows.
– Bind off with US 7 (4.5 mm) needle. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
k all sts, all rows.
(Over a multiple of 10 sts. I added 5 more sts to reach the needed 35.)
Repeat instructions between brackets as many times as needed. For this block, make them a total of 3 times, horizontally.
Row 1) (RS) [k4, p1, k2, p3], k4, p1
Row 2) k2, p3, [k2, p3, k2, p3]
Row 3) [k2, p3, k4, p1], k2, p3
Row 4) k4, p1, [p5, k4, p1]
Row 5) [p5, k5], p5
Row 6) k5, [p5, k5]
Row 7) [p5, k5], p5
Row 8) p1, k4, [p6, k4]
Row 9) [p3, k2, p1, k4], p3, k2
Row 10) p3, k2, [p3, k2, p3, k2]
Row 11) [p1, k4, p3, k2], p1, k4
Row 12) p5, [p1, k4, p5]
Row 13) [k5, p5], k5
Row 14) p5, [k5, p5]
Row 15) [k5, p5], k5
Row 16) p5, [k4, p6]