How to knit the woven horizontal herringbone stitch:
Multiple of 4
CO 40 sts with size 7 needle or size to obtain 8″ x 8″ square.
Row 1 (RS): K3, *yf, sl2, yb, k2; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 2: P2, *yb, sl2, yf, p2, rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Row 3: K1, yf, sl2, yb, *k2, yf, sl2, yb: rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 4: P4, * yb, sl2, yf, p2; rep from * to end.
Rep rows 1-4 two more times (3 total).
Row 13: As row 3.
Row 14: As row 2.
Row 15: As row 1.
Row 16: As row 4.
Repeat rows 13-16 two more times (3 total).
Start back with row 1 to repeat this pattern until square measures 8 inches.
Patterns to try for the Woven Horizontal Herringbone Stitch
There are a lot of patterns that say herringbone but the question is which herringbone are we talking about? I recently did another article on the herringbone I stitch and listed some patterns however that was also my problem which herringbone pattern was actually used. Some were easy to tell what stitch was used and other’s not so much. Here are a few patterns that I can say should definitely be the woven horizontal herringbone stitch. However, if you don’t like any of these lovely patterns you could try to make your own pattern with this easy little pattern that I’ve listed above.
The photo below is called Herringbone by Amblinglia for a simple and easy scarf pattern. This pattern was listed on Ravelry but had no photo so I followed her link to her blog page and now you have a new blog to follow and this scarf. You can also just take the pattern I shared above for this weeks sampler afghan square and just keep knitting until you have the length of scarf you like. Voila, a scarf!
The problem I had finding patterns with this particular stitch is that there are so many types of herringbone style patterns. If you recall I showed another herringbone stitch and I had a lot of the same problem. I have to say that I believe a lot of patterns that say they are herringbone are really just zig zag patterns. The previous Herringbone I pattern I did earlier in the 2016 Sampler Afghan Knit Along.
This pattern is a simple cup cuddler by Kara L Mayfield for cold days to help keep our coffee and cocoa hot and our hands safe. Also, it’s fast and an easy pattern for beginning knitters.
Another fairly easy pattern using the horizontal herringbone is this wonderfully textured accent pillow by Lion Brand Yarn
I chose a hat by Lori Versaci for those who love matching sets this will be perfect to go with a scarf or some fingerless mitts.
I was able to find 2 purse patterns for those who love making purses. The first bag is by Talitha Kuomi, I really like this pattern for pocket books with or without a lining because the weave is so snug and tight. You can find more purse patterns in my previous article 20 Classy Felted Bag Patterns.
Here’s the 2nd purse by Mel Clark the traditional doctor’s bag style just pick the handles you love best and you have a nice handbag.
For the more experienced knitter, I chose this pullover sweater pattern by Veera Valimak. Plus it would be great for anyone who just wants a challenge or larger project to try. I think this would be really pretty in a pale pink, my favorite color of course.
I hope everyone is ready for cooler temperatures with Autumn just days away I can hardly wait to break out the sweaters and boots. Unfortunately, it’s still in the 90’s here with Hurricane Hermine safely gone we were lucky to just have experienced some winds and rain here in Surf City, NC. September is usually when we get the most storms here but I’m hopeful we won’t see anymore.
I will be starting the Architexture wrap/shawl by Jennifer Weisman this week. Plus, I’ll have an update for you in next week’s article along with some Autumn shawl, wraps, capes, and poncho patterns so please stay tuned.
I hope this article has inspired you to start knitting or designing your own pattern from the beautiful woven horizontal herringbone stitch. Enjoy!