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Herringbone Stitch

Herringbone Stitch worked over 22 stitches.

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Definition:

Works on multiples of 7 stitches plus 1.

Rows 1 and 3 (wrong side): Purl.

Row 2: *Knit 2 together, knit 2, place the point of the right-hand needle behind the left-hand needle and put the point of the right-hand needle through the top of the stitch below the stitch on the needle, from the top down, and knit, then knit the stitch above; knit 2. Repeat from * across, ending knit 1.

Row 4: Knit 1, *knit 2, increase as indicated above, knit 2, knit 2 together. Repeat from * across.

Repeat these rows for pattern.

This method of increasing sounds really strange and difficult, but after a row or so will feel a lot more natural.

Note: The bottom edge of this pattern will scallop; the top will not.

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