By Tif Neilan
Instagram handle: @tifneilan_handknits
As an interior designer, Tif Neilan has always had an interest in art and creating. Tif taught herself to knit two years ago (with colored pencils as her first “needles”) and hasn’t looked back. She is a mom of two girls who both love to knit as well!
Inspiration: Herringbone is classic, sophisticated, and timeless. Early into knitting I searched for patterns incorporating the herringbone stitch and quickly discovered it does not get much recognition or appreciation in the knitwear world. Herringbone stitch looks more complicated than it is. It’s “fancy” in appearance, but fun to knit and quite simple.
Tip: It’s always a great idea to have a variety of knitting projects going in various levels of difficulty so you can easily switch gears from a full-concentration knit, to a simple-chat or watch-TV knit that doesn’t require your full attention. This way, you always have a project to suit your mood!
Row 1 (RS): K2tog tbl, drop the 1st st off the left needle, the 2nd st remains. Rep k2tog tbl dropping off only the 1st st until 1 st remains on the left needle (before edging sts), k1.
Row 2 (WS): P2tog, drop the 1st st off the left needle, the 2nd st remains. Rep p2tog dropping off only the 1st st until 1 st remains on the left needle (before edging sts), p1.
Repeat rows 1 & 2 for pattern.