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No 29 Herringbone Stitch

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Knit and purl herringbone swatch.

from The Knitted Lace Pattern Book c1870

In Words

Cast on a multiple of 8 stitches (8 stitches per pattern repeat and 8 extra for the selvages).

Row 1 (RS): *K4, p4, repeat from *.
Row 2: P1, k4, *p4, k4, repeat from * to last 3 sts, p3.
Row 3: K2, p4, *k4, p4, repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 4: P3, k4, *p4, k4, repeat from * to last st, p1.
Row 5: *P4, k4, repeat from *.
Row 6: *K4, p4, repeat from *.
Row 7: P1, k4, *p4, k4, repeat from * to last 3 sts, p3.
Row 8: K2, p4, *k4, p4, repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 9: P3, k4, *p4, k4, repeat from * to last st, p1.
Row 10: *P4, k4, repeat from *.

Rows 1 to 10 form the pattern. Repeat for the length desired, ending after working row 5 or 10.

Charted

Cast on a multiple of 8 stitches (8 stitches per pattern repeat and 8 extra for the selvages).

Chart for knitting a knit/purl offset arrow pattern

Rows 1 to 10 form the pattern. Repeat for the length desired, ending after working row 5 or 10.

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