Although the interlocking strands of plain Faggoting form a herringbone design, this design becomes more pronounced when some extra stitches are added to make vertical ribs between the openwork. These ribs also give a little added firmness to the fabric. Half Herringbone Faggot adds one stitch for a small rib.
HALF HERRINGBONE FAGGOT OR FAGGOTING RIB STITCH
Multiple of 3 sts. * Kl, yo, k2 tog; rep from *. Repeat this row.
When two stitches are added, the rib is more pronounced and obviously dual. Herringbone Faggot is one of the commonest forms in which Faggoting is seen.
upper band: Half Herringbone Faggot second band: Herringbone Faggot third band: Reverse Herringbone Faggot lower rand: Double Herringbone Faggot
You have to look hard to see the difference between Herringbone Faggot and Reverse Herringbone Faggot, but the difference is there, in the slant of the yarn-over stitches and the structure of the ribs. They are similar enough, however, to look alike to anyone but an expert, so the question of which type to use is really just a matter of convenience to the knitter.
REVERSE HERRINGBONE FAGGOT
In the Double Herringbone Faggot the pattern is expanded to five stitches, the rib reduccd back to the narrow one of Half Herringbone Faggot, and the herringbone design formed twice in every pattern repeat. Of coursc one could go on indefinitely playing around with these patterns, producing also a six-stitch pattern with a double herringbone and a double rib, and so on; but a few samples of the many possibilities are enough for general purposes.
DOUBLE HERRINGBONE FAGGOT
Multiple of 5 sts.
* Kl, (yo, k2 tog) twice; rep from *. Repeat this row.
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