Stitches – Week 3 – Herringbone

This week let’s try a simple Herringbone Stitch. This is a perfect stitch for scarves and jumpers when using a flatter yarn without much of it’s own characteristics.

Worked over a multiple of 7sts plus 1st and starting on the wrong side of work:

Row 1 & 3 (WS): Purl

Row 2 (RS): *K2tog, k2, K1b then knit st above, k2; rep. from * to last st, k1.

Row 4: K3, K1b then knit st above, k2, k2tog, *k2, K1b then knit st above, k2, k2tog; rep. from * to end.

Repeat these 4 rows.

Stitch explained:

K1b – Knit one stitch below: insert right needle into next stitch but in the row below the stitch on the left needle. Then knit the same stitch as normal = one stitch increased.

I hope you enjoy trying out this stitch.

Stay safe, Heike xo