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A Classic Woven Pattern Re-Imagined for Knitting

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Knit and purl herringbone swatch.

Today’s stitch didn’t have a name other than “no 29”, so I have dubbed it “herringbone stitch” after the classic herringbone broken twill weave.  I think this stitch has quite a masculine feel to it, making it a good stitch for men’s garments such as a sleeveless pullover, or a jazzy pair of calf high business socks.

This is another stitch pattern published around 1870, so once again I have updated the instructions and charted them. Stitch 29 from The Knitted Lace Pattern Book, Herringbone Stitch.

Sarah

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