How to knit the herringbone stitch in the round

In this DROPS video we show you how to knit the herringbone stitch in the round. This pretty herringbone texture is not as complicated as it may look. The classic texture is perfect for patterns like scarfs, neck warmers, hats and interior design. The fabric gets dense so you need to work on a larger needle than recommended for the yarn size.

HERRINGBONE PATTERN (divisible with an even number):
Make sure the stitches aren’t twisted around the needle, and join by slipping the last stitch you cast on from the right needle to the left needle (so that it is next to the first stitch you casted on). Place a stitch marker on the right needle. K2tog and slip only the first stitch off the left needle (leaving the second stitch on the needle).

Round 1: K2tog and slip only the first stitch off the left needle, repeat until 1 stitch remains before the stitch marker.

When you have 1 st left before the stitch marker, remove the stitch marker and place it on the right needle. K2tog, slipping the first stitch off the left needle. Remove the next stitch on the left needle, twist it the other way and put it back on the needle.

Round 2: K2tog through the back loop and slip only the first stitch off the left needle, repeat until 1 st remains before the stitch marker.

When you have 1 st left before the stitch marker, remove the stitch marker and place it on the right needle. K2tog through the back loop and slip only the first stitch off the left needle. Remove the next stitch on the left needle, twist it the other way and put it back on the needle.

Repeat round 1 and 2.

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Comments (7)

Beatrice 17.02.2019 - 10:56:

Sehr originell und interessant. Werde gleich versuchen, das Muster zu stricken. Herzlichen Dank

Catherine 24.03.2018 - 12:24:

Bonjour, faut-il monter un nombre de mailles pair ou impair ? Merci et bonne journée.

DROPS Design 26.03.2018 - 13:27:

Bonjour Catherine, on tricote sur un nombre de mailles pair. Bon tricot!

Pamela 04.01.2018 - 13:16:

Just how do you bind off ?

Eva 02.12.2017 - 07:51:

Simple clean pattern. I will definally try knitting it . Thank you for sharing

Camille 13.01.2017 - 13:48:

Bonjour, vous dîtes qu'il faut prendre des aiguilles d'une taille supérieure à celle recommandée pour le fil. Combien de tailles au dessus? Des aiguilles de 9 pour un fil tricoté normalement en 4,5-5 est-ce suffisant? trop gros? Merci de votre réponse. Camille

DROPS Design 13.01.2017 - 18:17:

Bonjour Camille, faites un essai en fonction de la texture que vous souhaitez, vous serez ainsi certaine de la taille d'aiguilles que vous devez choisir. Bon tricot!

Veronica 02.10.2016 - 21:22:

This is a very pretty stitch. How would you bind off? Do you bind off with the 2ktog or the regular way?

DROPS Design 03.10.2016 - 11:31:

Dear Veronica, you can bind off as usual, with K sts and pulling over, or any other technique you will find suitable to you. Happy knitting!

Irene 26.06.2016 - 13:30:

Hallo, ich würde das Muster gerne nacharbeiten, weiß aber nicht welches Model damit gearbeitet werden kann. Danke für eine schnelle Antwort Irene

DROPS Design 06.07.2016 - 12:35:

Liebe Irene, es gibt z.B. Modell DROPS 158-34 in dieser Technik.

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