Knitting

Corner to Corner Herringbone Knit Blanket

corner to corner herringbone knit stitch

I recently got to know the Herringbone stitch and fell in love with this simple yet elegant stitch.

If you’re new to this stitch, you can see my tutorial HERE

Whenever I make a blanket, I always look for a pattern or technique that spares me from calculating the number of stitches I need to cast on to get the right width. That’s why I prefer blankets that either start from the center like Granny Square patterns, or that are worked from corner to corner. I got the inspiration for this pattern when I started making a baby blanket for a friend. I really wanted to use the Herringbone stitch, so I came up with this corner to corner version.

* Pin this pattern for later HERE

 

Materials

5.5 mm (US #9) 80cm circular needles 
– 4 skeins of Sport weight yarn (I used Alize Extra Folklorik Batik). You can also use 
Universal Yarn Uptown DK Colors or Regia 6 Ply Color

Finished Size

27.5×27.5” (75×75 cm)

Abbreviations (US)

k – knit
p – purl
tbl – through the back loop
yo – yarn over
rev yo – reverse yarn over
k2tog – knit 2 sts together
p2tog – purl 2 sts together
RS – right side
WS – wrong side

Notes

– Every increase row starts with yarn over (WS) or reverse yarn over (RS).
– After the first row, there’s another increase after the first k2tog or p2tog, and third increase at the end of the row before the last stitch.
– The blanket can be made as a square and as a rectangle (work all the pattern through if you want it to be a rectangle, or skip rows 4&5 if you want it to be a square).
– When decreasing- there are two decreases at the beginning of the row, and one decrease at the end of the row.
– This stitch tends to curl a little, but after you soak and block it will be flat.

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Pattern

Cast on 2 sts.
Row 1 (RS):
Rev yo, k2tog through the back loop and slip only the first stitch off the left needle (leave the second stitch on the needle), rev yo, k.

 

Row 2 (WS):
Yo, p2tog and slip only the first stitch off the left needle (leave the second stitch on the needle), yo.
* p2tog and slip only the first stitch off the left needle (leave the second stitch on the needle); Repeat from * until only 1 stitch remains on the left needle. yo, p tbl.

Row 3:
Rev yo, k2tog through the back loop and slip only the first stitch off the left needle (leave the second stitch on the needle), rev yo.
* k2tog through the back loop and slip only the first stitch off the left needle (leave the second stitch on the needle); Repeat from * until only 1 stitch remains on the left needle.
Rev yo, k.



If you want the blanket to be a square
Repeat rows 2-3 until reaching the desired length– finishing with wrong side, then skip rows 4&5 and start decreasing.

If you want the blanket to be a rectangle
Repeat rows 2-3 until reaching the desired width, finish on the wrong side and continue work the pattern as follows.

Row 4 (RS- decrease only at the beginning of the row)
[
k2tog tbl] twice, * k2tog through the back loop and slip only the first stitch off the left needle (leave the second stitch on the needle); Repeat from * until only 1 stitch remains on the left needle.

Rev, yo, k.

Row 5 (WS- decrease only at the end of the row)   
Yo, p2tog and slip only the first stitch off the left needle (leave the second stitch on the needle), yo, * p2tog and slip only the first stitch off the needle (leave the second stitch on the needle); Repeat from * until only 2 stitches remain on the left needle, p2tog tbl.

 

Working as a rectangleRepeat rows 4&5 until reaching the desired length, finish on the wrong side and work rows 6&7.

Row 6 (RS- decrease):
[k2tog tbl] twice, * k2tog through the back loop and slip only the first stitch off the left needle (leave the second stitch on the needle); Repeat from * until only 2 stitches remain on the left needle, k2tog.

Row 7 (WS- decrease):
p2tog twice, * p2tog and slip only the first stitch off the left needle (leave the second stitch on the needle); Repeat from * until only 2 stitches remain on the left needle, p2tog tbl.

Repeat rows 6&7 until only 4 sts left.

Row 8 (WS- decrease):
p2tog, p2tog.

Row 9 (RS- decrease):
k2tog, bind off.

 

Did you try this out? Let me know how it went and leave a comment below and tag a photo of your project @madebygootie on Instagram!

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(4) Comments

  1. How would you make it a rectangle

    1. Hi Liz, I updated the post with the option to make the blanket a rectangle, please see notes after row 3.
      Let me know if you have any more questions 🙂

  2. Barbara says:

    Hi! I too love Herringbone Stitch. Is there someway to make this into a shawl? Thanks for all you have posted.

    1. Agat says:

      Hi Barbara! I haven’t tried making it into a shawl, but you can try and add 1 more increase at the start and end of every row. See if the triangle you make is wide enough.

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