Herringbone Lace

Three repeats of herringbone lace from Home Work. Published in 1891.

Updated Pattern

In Words

Abbreviations

sl = slip 1 purlways with the yarn at the back of the work
k = knit
p = purl
yo = yarn over
k2tog = knit 2 together

Pattern

Cast on 35 stitches and knit 2 rows plain
R1 (RS): sl, k2, yo, k2tog, k1, (yo, k2tog) 4 times, k7, (yo, k2tog) twice, k2, (yo, k2tog) three times, yo, k2
R2 (WS): k12, (yo, k2tog) twice, k20
R3: sl, k2, yo, k2tog, k2, (yo, k2tog) four times, k6, (yo, k2tog) twice, k3, (yo, k2tog) three times, yo, k2
R4: k13, (yo, k2tog) twice, k20
R5: sl, k2, yo, k2tog, k3, (yo, k2tog) four times, k5, (yo, k2tog) twice, k4, (yo, k2tog) three times, yo, k2
R6: k14, (yo, k2tog) twice, k20
R7: sl, k2, yo, k2tog, k4, (yo, k2tog), four times, k4, (yo, k2tog) twice, k5, (yo, k2tog) three times, yo, k2
R8: k15, (yo, k2tog) twice, k20
R9: sl, k2, yo, k2tog, k5, (yo, k2tog) four times, k3, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k6, (yo, k2tog) three times, yo, k2
R10: k16, (yo, k2tog) twice, k20
R11: sl, k2, yo, k2tog, k6, (yo, k2tog) four times, k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, k7, (yo, k2tog) three times, yo, k2
R12: k17, (yo, k2tog) twice, k20
R13: sl, k2, yo, k2tog, k7, (yo, k2tog) four times, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, k16
R14: k17, (yo, k2tog) twice, k20
R15: sl, k2, yo, k2tog, k6, (yo, k2tog) 7 times, k16
R16: Bind off 6, k11, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1, (yo, k2tog) four times, k11
R17: sl, k2, yo, k2tog, k16, (yo, k2tog) twice, k2, (yo, k2tog) three times, yo, k2
R18: k12, (yo, k2tog) twice, k2, (yo, k2tog) four times, k10
R19: sl, k2, yo, k2tog, k16, (yo, k2tog) twice, k3, (yo, k2tog) three times, yo, k2
R20: k13, (yo, k2tog) twice, k3, (yo, k2tog) four times, k9
R21: sl, k2, yo, k2tog, k16, (yo, k2tog) twice, k4, (yo, k2tog) three times, yo, k2
R22: k14, (yo, k2tog) twice, k4, (yo, k2tog) four times, k8
R23: sl, k2, yo, k2tog, k16, (yo, k2tog) twice, k5, (yo, k2tog) three times, yo, k2
R24: k15, (yo, k2tog) twice, k5, (yo, k2tog) four times, k7
R25: sl, k2, yo, k2tog, k16, (yo, k2tog) twice, k6, (yo, k2tog) three times, yo, k2
R26: k16, (yo, k2tog) twice, k6, (yo, k2tog) four times, k6
R27: sl, k2, yo, k2tog, k16, (yo, k2tog) twice, k7, (yo, k2tog) three times, yo, k2
R28: k17, (yo, k2tog) twice, k7, (yo, k2tog) four times, k5
R29: sl, k2, yo, k2tog, k16, (yo, k2tog) twice, k16
R30: k17, (yo, k2tog) twice, k8, (yo, k2tog) four times, k4
R31: sl, k2, yo, k2tog, k16, (yo, k2tog) twice, k16
R32: Bind off 6, k11, (yo, k2tog) twice, k20
Rows 1 – 32 form the pattern. Repeat for the desired length

Chart

Cast on 35sts and knit two rows plain. Commence from row 1 of the chart.Chart for knitting herringbone laceRows 1-32 form the pattern. Repeat for the desired length.

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