Vertical Herringbone Stitch

Learn how to knit the Vertical Herringbone Stitch

About This Stitch Pattern

The Vertical Herringbone Stitch pattern is created by selectively using increases and decreases to make a series of columns with a zig-zag motif. The effect is similar to that of herringbone fabric. This pattern travels vertically, but there is also a horizontal herringbone stitch.

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Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 7 + 1

Row 1 (WS):
Row 2:
*K2tog, k2, krl, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 3:
Row 4:
K1, *k2, krl, k2, k2tog; rep from * to end.

Repeat rows 1 – 4 until you have reached your desired length.

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