My Son's Herringbone Scarf in Yale Blue - On the Needles

JRob's picture

When my younger son was home this weekend he asked me to knit him a scarf in Yale Blue. He is applying to Yale's Graduate School of Music along with 4 other Universities. I've been wanting to learn the Herringbone stitch for some time and thought this would be a good project to learn the pattern. Here is a picture of my gauge swatch. I've chosen for him a machine washable fibre since I am sure it will be the easiest and cheapest method of laundering it. It is Berroco's Comfort Worsted Weight. Happy Knitting All, JRob

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This looks like an

This looks like an interesting stitch, but is the resulting fabric too thick for a sweater?

JRob's picture

Matti, I do not think so but

Matti, I do not think so but it would certainly be for winter. JRob

Nehkhasi's picture

Beautiful Stitch in a

Beautiful Stitch in a beautiful color!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

That is very nice knitting.

That is very nice knitting. Is this Herringbone stitch made by knitting and purling into the back loops. Sure looks like it to me. I hope he likes the scarf, it is lovely.

JRob's picture

Joe, I am sure you are aware

Joe, I am sure you are aware that there are several knitting techniques to produce a herringbone pattern. Here is a link to the one that I am using which is a two stitch process


Bill's picture

I haven't seen that

I haven't seen that demonstrated. Quite nice, and not hard to remember. I'll have to test it with other weight yarns.
Thank you for the link!!!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thanks for the reply, JRob. I

Thanks for the reply, JRob. I found one source that was a lot more complicated to knit. I find it interesting that I realized it was worked through the back loops but not the working 2 together. As Bill says, it is a simple enough stitch and is worth investigating and experimenting with.

ronhuber's picture

I am going to look up this

I am going to look up this stitch. It is beautiful.

Thunderhorse54's picture

That's an interesting stitch.

That's an interesting stitch. I've never seen it before.

Bill's picture

love that Herringbone stitch!

love that Herringbone stitch!