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Day 19 : Herringbone Lace Knit Stitch : #21daysoflaceknitstitches

Swatch of the Herringbone Lace Knit Stitch

Welcome to Day 19 of the 21 Days of Lace Knit Stitches Series! Learn how to knit this beginner lace knit stitch in the video tutorial below.

I don’t know about y’all, but I needed something a little on the simple side to give my brain a break and this is a nice break from some of those long stitches! :) What series is complete without a herringbone stitch?!


Materials:

Size US 11 {8mm} Knitting Needles
Yarn: Lana Grande by Cascade Yarns

Video Tutorial:


Pattern, Knit Flat:

CO in multiples of 6 STS
For my swatch I CO 18 STS

Row 1 {WS}: *P*
Row 2 {RS}: *K2TOG, K2, YO, K2*
Row 3 {WS}: *P*
Row 4 {RS}: *K2TOG, K2, YO, K2*
Row 5 {WS}: *P*
Row 6 {RS}: *K2TOG, K2, YO, K2*
Row 7 {WS}: *P*
Row 8 {RS}: K3 *YO, K2, SKP, K2* YO, SKP, K1
Row 9 {WS}: *P*
Row 10 {RS}: K3 *YO, K2, SKP, K2* YO, SKP, K1
Row 11 {WS}: *P*
Row 12 {RS}: K3 *YO, K2, SKP, K2* YO, SKP, K1
Repeat rows 1-12 until desired length.


Tip:

The sides curl a little bit, so this one needs a border, but I’m not sure what would look best since it zig-zags. I recommend playing with different stitches to see what will work best: garter stitch, seed stitch, an I-cord or a crocheted border… there’s no shortage of options! :)

I’m very happy with the outcome and I’d probably skip blocking it. I think it looks great just the way it is, but that’s my personal preference, to each their own :)

Increase and decrease on the same row, so the stitch count is the same on all rows.

This would look pretty going up the center of a sweater or add a border to make it a scarf.


Lace Knit Stitch Yarn Options:

Read my article Best Yarn For Lace Knit Stitches to learn about the good, the bad and the exceptions when choosing a yarn for lace knitting!


Abbreviations:

* – * – repeat pattern
CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}
K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}
K2TOG – knit 2 stitches together
P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}
RS – right side
SKP – slip 1 stitch knit-wise, knit the next stitch, pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch
STS – stitches
WS – wrong side
YO – yarn over


Front:

Swatch of the Front Side of the Herringbone Lace Knit Stitch


Back:

Swatch of the Back Side of the Herringbone Lace Knit Stitch


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Swatch of the Back Side of the Herringbone Lace Knit Stitch
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