The herringbone stitch is worked along parallel lines on an evenweave fabric. These lines can be marked using a water soluble fabric pen or pencil, or you can count the threads in your fabric to space the stitches.
Work the stitch from left to right: Bring the needle up through the fabric at the lower left at 1 and work a stitch diagonally to the upper right at 2.
Bring the needle up again to the left of your insertion hole at 3, and then work a stitch diagonally to the lower right at 4.
Repeat to the end of the row.
The herringbone stitches can be worked closely together to form a dense line, or spaced further apart for a looser line.
A wider or two-color band can be stitched as well using the double herringbone stitch.
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