Herringbone Knitting Patterns
A variety of projects using different types of herringbone inspired knitting stitches.
To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.
These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
All links on this site are for informational purposes, but please note that some links are to affiliate sellers that pay me a small commission on purchases.
Free Knitting Patterns
Sunray Cowl or Scarf
This versatile piece features a slipped stitch herringbone texture. Designed by Ulli Schober. Bulky weight yarn. Pictured project by AnAbundanceOfLisa. Rated very easy by Ravelrers.
Easy pillow with a woven look knit with the Herringbone Stitch. Designed by Patons who says it is suitable for beginners. Bulky yarn weight.
Cozy scarf knit in herringbone stitch with instructions on how to keep edges from curling. Designed by Kaitlin Blasing
Front is worked in Herringbone Stitch; back pieces are worked in Seed Stitch. 20 x 20 in. (51 x 51 cm). Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Designed by Lion Brand Yarn. Pictured project by Machiko
Big Herringbone Cowl
This circle scarf is knit in the round with a two row repeat herringbone stitch in a length designed to be wrapped and keep you cozy. Designed by Purl Soho. Pictured projects by ericamay and nosmallfeet
Misty Rainbow Infinity Scarf
A two row repeat herringbone stitch creates a colorful cowl with beautiful texture. Photo tutorial of the herringbone stitch included. Designed by Life Is Cozy to showcase multi-color yarn but also creates a beautiful solid color scarf.
Herringbone stitch buttoned belt, with optional fabric lining. Can also be worn as a scarf. Designed by Di Gilpin. Fingering weight.
Designed by Breean Elyse, this neckwarmer is a quick knit in super bulky yarn dressed up with giant buttons
Cecily Glowik MacDonald’s skirt has a delicate lace border that peeks out from under the edge of the herringbone stitch pattern that looks like pleating. Sizes below waist circumference 32 (37 1/4, 42 1/2, 48)” Originally published in New England Knits
Huan-Hua Chye’s easy scarf uses a diagonal slipped-stitch herringbone rib pattern that creates slanting rays of color especially designed to show off variegated yarn, though the texture looks great in solid colors too. Pictured project by Maj
Greater Than One, Two, Three
This slipped stitch pattern herringbone cowl uses just 190 – 200 yards (174 – 183 m) of fingering yarn. Three versions – two Moebius and one regular circular cowl. Designed by Amy Williams to showcase multicolored, specifically Noro, yarn.
Lollyknits was inspired by Catching Fire to design this cowl in a wonderfully textured herringbone stitch, it drapes like a dream and looks like a piece of modern armor. She reports it took her about a day to knit.
Patterns for Purchase
Chunky Herringbone Blanket
Finished blanket measures aproximately 35” x 60” (measured blocked, without fringe). Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Designed by LaReserveDesign
Herringbone Rib Aviator Hat
Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Elizabeth Seidle
The designer says this turban style headband can be knit in a few hours from only one skein of yarn. Designed by Nutsknitwear
8 Cup Cuddler Cozies Set with Herringbone Cozy
This herringbone cup cozy is part of a set of 8 patterns pictured.
This infinity scarf cowl features a mix of garter stitch with a chic herringbone pattern for a classy design. By Cecily Glowik MacDonald
City Mouse Hat and Cowl
One skein of DK yarn makes both hat and cowl in this set. Herringbone and knit stitches create a striking texture contrast in this set, and the loose knit of the hat body makes it the perfect hat shape for many heads.
Tweed and Tassel Wrap
This rectangular shawl features a herringbone style texture created with knit, purl and slip stitches. Tassels and fringe are optional.
Herringbone Baby Kimono
The herringbone stitch gives these mitts a classic texture.
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!