Herringbone Twill Stitch

The Herringbone Twill Stitch

Description

The Herringbone Twill Stitch uses Slip Stitches to create a side-to-side zigzag pattern than produces a very firm fabric.

The stitch gives a very distinct and very firm pattern, particularly useful for projects (or areas of projects) that you do not want a lot of stretch or give.

The effect is created by slipping stitches knitwise in a series of progressively moving four stitch repeats, offset with a couple of knit (or purl) stitches to create the overall effect.

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Instructions

Cast on any multiple of four stitches for your project.

Starting out, the first row consists of a four stitch repeat of knitting two, then with the yarn forward slip two stitches knitwise and then move the yarn to the back again. Keep repeating this until the end of the row. Repeat this for row five.

The second row begins by slipping one knitwise, then entering a four stitch repeat; with the yarn forward, purl two, move the yarn to the back and slip two. Repeat this until you reach the last three stitches and purl all three. Repeat this for row six.

The third row consists entirely of the following four stitch pattern; with the yarn forward slip two stitches knitwise, then move the yarn back and knit two. Keep repeating this for the entire row and repeat for rows seven, nine and thirteen.

The fourth row starts by purling one, then into a four stitch repeat of; move the yarn to the back and slip two stitches knitwise, then move the yarn forward and purl two. Keep this pattern going until you reach the last three stitches, then with the yarn back slip two knitwise, then move the yarn forward and purl one. Repeat this for rows eight, twelve and sixteen.

For the tenth row, begin by slipping one stitch knitwise then entering a four stitch repeat; with the yarn forward, purl two stitches then move the yarn back and slip two stitches knitwise. Keep repeating this until the last three stitches and move the yarn forward, purl two then move the yarn back and slip one knitwise. Repeat this for row fourteen.

The eleventh row is a four stitch repeat; with the yarn to the back, knit two stitches and then move the yarn forward before slipping two stitches knitwise. Continuing repeating this pattern across the whole row and for row fifteen.

Once you have completed row sixteen, continue repeating rows 1-16 until you have the desired size.

Difficulty Level:

Advanced Knitting Stitch

Cast on:

Cast on any multiple of 4 stitches.
16 row pattern repeat.

Techniques Used in this Stitch:

k
p
sl
yfwd
ybk

Knit
Purl
Slip Stitch Knitwise
With Yarn Forward
With Yarn Back

Wool Yarns from knitpicks.com
Worsted Weight Yarns from knitpicks.com

Traditional Instructions

Rows 1 & 5: *k2, yfwd, sl2, ybk; repeat from * till the end of the row.
Rows 2 & 6: sl1, *yfwd, p2, ybk, sl2; repeat from * till the last three stitches, p3.
Rows 3 & 7: *yfwd, sl2, ybk, k2; repeat from * till the end of the row.
Rows 4 & 8: p1, *ybk, sl2, yfwd, p2; repeat from * till the last 3 stitches, ybk, sl2, yfwd, p1.
Rows 9 & 13: *yfwd, sl2, ybk, k2; repeat from * till the end of the row.
Rows 10 & 14: sl1, *yfwd, p2, ybk, sl2; repeat from * till the last three stitches, p2, sl1.
Rows 11 & 15: *ybk, k2, yfwd, sl2; repeat from * till the end of the row.
Rows 12 & 16: p1, *ybk, sl2, yfwd, p2; repeat from * till the last three stitches, ybk, sl2, yfwd, p1.

Repeat rows 1-16 to desired length.

Herringbone Twill Stitch Chart

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Herringbone Twill Swatch Examples

Herringbone Twill Stitch Example - RS

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Herringbone Twill Stitch Example - WS

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Knitting projects using the Herringbone Twill Stitch

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