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« on: November 26, 2004 08:26:46 PM »

Does anyone here have a basic herringbone pattern? I'd like to do a scarf.
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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2004 09:03:50 PM »

Ok, so the page is in Japanese.  And the pattern may be a wee bit small for a scarf.  But if you scroll down there IS a picture of the pattern for herringbone here:

http://tata-tatao.to/knit/simplegloves/herringbone.html

Hope that's helpful... Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2004 09:25:18 PM »

Oh wow . . . Not only do I kind of understand what's going on, but now I want to make gloves instead of a scarf. Thank you!
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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2004 06:19:47 AM »

If anyone but me is interested, I have an English translation . . . email me for it or go to www.babelfish.altavista.com and put the URL in.
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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2004 08:30:24 AM »

I'm actually working on a project in herringbone stitch right now. I know that there are a number of stitch patterns that share this name, but this is what mine looks like:


The stitch pattern goes as follows. It's a multiple of 7 stitches:

Purl all odd-numbered rows
Row 2: *K2tog, K2, M1 in stitch below next stitch, K next stitch, K2* K1
Row 4: K1 *K2, M1 in stitch below next stitch, K next stitch, K2, K2tog*
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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2004 08:49:46 AM »

Oh wow . . . Not only do I kind of understand what's going on, but now I want to make gloves instead of a scarf. Thank you!

Yes, I keep coming back to this pattern and being tempted to sit down and try it out.  I haven't been brave enough to try yet, but do show pictures if you knit them!
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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2004 10:49:35 AM »

This might be an interesting herringbone-type stitch to try.  It's purty.
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« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2004 06:00:49 PM »

i've only ever seen the inc/dec zig zag pattern referred to as chevron-- i never really thought about the similarity to herringbone!

that last girlniteowl pattern is the same one in barbara walker's treasury of knitting patterns, where there are a few variations, if you're looking for more ideas.
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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2004 06:32:15 AM »

ookpik, I know what you mean - the terms are pretty mushy. But as far as I can tell, the difference between the "herringbone" stitch I'm using and most chevron patterns, is that generally, chevrons use vertically aligned decreases and increases to create crisp points and vertical ridges. 

Looking at them, you mostly notice a zigzaggy line that runs horizontally (especially when making stripes).  The pattern I posted is a little different. The increases and decreases stagger back and forth, breaking the horizontal continuity of the rows.  Looking at the fabric, you really notice the vertical columns, because their edges are slightly "feathered".

Or maybe I'm overanalyzing.
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2004 11:22:12 AM »

starlings, i think you're right. i just looked up a variety of chevron and herringbone stitches in my stitch dictionary, and herringbone is listed as a variation on chevron, usually named just because it is a closer approximation of the classic tweed fabric, which is more feathery than ridged.

incidentally, i had an elaborate dream last night, about that scarf that girlniteowl posted. first i couldn't find any variegated wool to buy, then the only choice was $90, then i found the scarf hanging over a display of the proper yarn, which was only $2 for 1000 yds. then i woke up. sigh. it *is* purty.
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