Bad to the Herringbone is pattern #33 in the 2018 Harmony Blanket Knit Along. This square uses common decreases with a slight modification to create the dense, herringbone texture.
For more help with this pattern, check out my herringbone stitch photo and video tutorial.
The Harmony Blanket KAL is a knit-along event hosted by the Underground Crafter, Creative Crochet Workshop, and myself. Together with a great team of guest designers, we will be bringing you 48 blanket square patterns throughout the year. Each pattern will have the same, garter stitch border, so that they can easily be combined into a blanket!
Lion Brand has generously provided us with their lovely Vanna’s Choice yarn for free, to use for our designs. It’s a washable, worsted weight acrylic yarn that’s a great choice for blankets. For more information about the event and links to the patterns, be sure to visit the main #HarmonyBlanket post. I hope you’ll join in the fun!
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Bad to the Herringbone
- 35-40 yds Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Yarn #135 Rust
- Size 8 (5mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
- Yarn needle
Experienced – modified decrease stitches, increases, and decreases.
6 inch square
17 sts x 25 rows = 4 inches in stockinette. Use pattern as gauge swatch – finished square should be 6 inches.
- k = knit
- p = purl
- sl = slip
- kfb = knit front and back
- ssk = slip slip knit
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- RS = Right Side
- WS = Wrong Side
- The Knitted Cast On by Pattymac Knits
- Herringbone Stitch (Knit)
- The Knit Front and Back Increase by New Stitch a Day
- The Slip Slip Knit Decrease by New Stitch a Day
- Purl 2 Together Decrease by New Stitch a Day
- Bind Off Your Knitting by Pattymac Knits
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Cast on 25 stitches
Garter stitch bottom border:
Row 1 (RS): K 24, p 1.
Rows 2-4: Sl 1 knitwise, k 23, p 1.
Main section of square
Row 5 (RS): Sl 1 knitwise, (k 4, kfb) twice, k 3, (kfb, k 4) twice, p1. (29 sts)
Row 6: Sl 1 knitwise, k 3, (p2tog removing only first loop from left needle) across to last 5 sts, p1, k 3, p 1.
Row 7: Sl 1 knitwise, k 3, ssk removing only one loop from left needle, (sl 1 purlwise, sl 1 knitwise, insert left needle back into slipped stitches and knit both stitches together removing only 1 loop from left needle) across to last 5 sts, k 4, p 1.
Repeat rows 6-7 until work measures 5.25 inches, then repeat row 6 once more.
Decrease Row: Sl 1 knitwise, (k 4, ssk) twice, k 3, (ssk, k 4) twice, p1. (25 sts)
Garter stitch top border:
Rows 1-5: Sl 1 knitwise, k 23, p 1.
Bind off all stitches and weave in ends.
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I hope you enjoy the pattern. Thanks to Lion Brand for providing the yarn!
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