Lacy Herringbone Stitch

Lacy Herringbone Stitch | Ask Me Monday with Vickie Howell

Lacy Herringbone Stitch

It’s too darn hot here in Austin to do much making of anything, really. The only thing that seems bearable is working with linen and cotton, and knitting lace.

This week on Ask Me Monday, we focus on the Lacey Herringbone stitch, a lovely open-weave pattern that’s easy enough to not be messed with by the brain-fog created by relentless temperatures. Watch the episode, then put your skills to work by swatching, using the washcloth pattern I’ve posted below, or nabbing one of our YarnYAY! August Boxes which includes supplies and the pattern for Lacy Herringbone Stitch placemats and coasters. Enjoy!

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Lacy Herringbone Stitch Pattern

(Multiples of 3)

Row 1 (RS): *YO, sl 1, k2, psso; rep from * to end.

Row 2: *YO, sl 1, k2, psso; rep from * to end.

Lacy Herringbone Stitch Swatch


Any yarn and corresponding size needles


CO 19 sts.

Row 1 (RS): *YO, sl 1, k2, psso; rep from * to end.

Row 2: *YO, sl 1, k2, psso; rep from * to end.

Weave in ends. Block Swatch.

Lacy Herringbone Stitch Swatch

Lacy Herringbone Stitch Washcloth 


1 hank Kelbourne Woolens Mojave (60% cotton 40% linen; 185 yds/169 meters)

Size US 5 Knitter’s Pride Ginger Needles

Tapestry Needle

8″/20 cm square

8 sts x 12 rows = 4”/10 cm in


Seed Stitch (worked over an odd number of sts)

Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 2 (WS): *K1, p1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Repeat Rows 1-2 for pattern stitch.


CO 39 sts.

Rows 1-6: Work in Seed Stitch.

Row 7 (RS): Work 3 sts in Seed Stitch, work Lacy Herringbone Row 1 (see Stitch pattern above) to last 3 sts, work 3 sts in Seed Stitch.

Row 8 (WS): Work 3 sts in Seed Stitch, work Lacy Herringbone Row 2 to last 3 sts, work 3 sts in Seed Stitch.

Repeat Rows 7-8 until piece measures 7 1/2″/19 cm from CO edge.

Work 6 rows in Seed Stitch.

BO in patt st.


Weave in ends. Block piece.

Lacy Herringbone Stitch: Al Fresca Placemats & Coasters

Lacy Herringbone Stitch AL Fresca Placemat Pattern

Al Fresca Set from August’s YarnYAY! Box

Now that you’ve got this stitch pattern down, are you ready to put it into action?  The Al Fresca Placemat & Coaster Set is a great application for the technique! The pattern, along with linen and cotton Kelbourne Woolens Mojave yarn, come in the Augustt YarnYAY! Subscription Box. Get yours today!

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One Response to “Lacy Herringbone Stitch”

  1. Sheryl Katz

    Hey Vickie!!
    I have several groups for loom knitters and I would really like very much to see if you are interested in adding patterns to the YarnYay subcription box for loom knitting patterns? I asked Kristen Mangus who said she would love to work with you in converting patterns in your box to add for loom knitters. It would be opening another large group of loomers to enjoy your sub box and be able to create what you are providing for needle knitters and crocheters. We are often left out and currently there is no loom knitting monthly box.
    I have been watching you for so many years and wanted to ask you first!!
    Please let me know if this is something you would consider doing it would be adding pattern for loom knitters as the rest of the box should have all needed but for pattern to a loom knitter.
    Thanks so much!!
    Keep on including us yarn creators plz!!
    Hope to hear back soon.
    Happy looming