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Stitch of the Week: Woven Transverse Herringbone Stitch

March 26th, 2012

 
The Woven Transverse Herringbone stitch creates a thick and close knitted textured design which adds beauty. The stitch is used for knitted items such as cowls, scarves, mittens, purses, wash cloths or plate mats.
  
Knit a 4 x 4 inch swatch gauge  multiple of  4 + 2 stitches.  For example, multiply 4 x 5 + 2= 22 which gives a total of 22 cast-on stitches.
 
Abbreviations
 
With yarn in front (wyif)
With yarn in back (wyib)
Slip stitch (Sl)
Always slip stitches with the yarn on the right side.
 
Note that the stitches are always slipped with the yarn on the right side.
 
Row 1:  Work on the right side of garment (rs) K2, *sl2 wyif, k2; repeat from * to the end of row.
Row 2: P1, *sl2 wyib, p2; rep from *, end p1.
Row 3: Sl2 wyif, *K2, sl2 wyif; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 4: P3, *sl2 wyib, p2; repeat from *, end last repeat p1 instead of p2.
Rows 5-12: Repeat rows 1-4 twice.
Row 13: Repeat row 3.
Row 14: Repeat row 2.
Row 15: Repeat row 1
Row 16: Rep Row 4
Rows 17-24: Repeat rows 13-16 twice
Repeat rows 1- 24 for pattern.