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Herringbone Stitch

Learn how to work in herringbone stitch in this simple tutorial

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In this video we will show you how to work the herringbone stitch, a great, textured stitch for interior projects.

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Step By Step

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1.

Let's get ready to knit the herringbone stitch! Start off by simply knitting 1 stitch.

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2.

Then slip 1 stitch knit-wise.

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3.

Knit 1 stitch.

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4.

Next, insert the left needle into the slipped stitch.

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5.

Lift it over the knitted stitch, but do not drop it off the left needle.

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6.

Insert the right needle into the slipped stitch from right to left.

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7.

Wrap the yarn, pull it through and complete the stitch as for a regular stitch. Repeat steps 2-7 for the rest of the row.

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8.

Row 2 (wrong side): Purl 2 stitches together, but don't slip them off the left needle.

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9.

Purl into the first stitch on the left needle again.

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10.

Slip both stitches off the left needle.

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11.

Repeat steps 8-10 for the rest of this row. Then repeat these 2 rows to keep working in herringbone stitch.

The wrong side is bumpy, while the right side has a great zigzag texture.

We use the herringbone stitch for projects such as the Koselig Blanket. Have fun knitting!

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