Make a set of knitted coasters with this coaster knitting pattern.
Easy to make and great for using up leftover yarns in your yarn stash.
This set of coasters features an interesting stitch pattern – the herringbone stitch.
The Herringbone Stitch Design
The herringbone stitch is a lovely thick textured stitch, great for blankets, scarves and coasters.
The stitch creates a densely woven fabric that is perfect for this set of coasters!
If you are not sure how to knit this please take a look at this tutorial – How to knit herringbone stitch.
This has both step by step photographs and a video tutorial to help you.
Why Not Add Fringe?
You can leave the coasters as plain squares or add some fringing.
This could be in the same colour yarn or in a coordinating colour to jazz things up a bit!
There is a video tutorial in the post to show you how to add fringing to the edges of the coasters.
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:
This pattern is great for any advanced beginners.
- Knitting Lessons
- You should be comfortable casting on and casting off, as well as knitting in garter stitch.
- You should be comfortable knitting the purl stitch.
- How To Knit Herringbone Stitch.
- You should also be comfortable reading knitting patterns.
- And understanding knitting abbreviations and terms.
- Yarn - Approx 75g of worsted weight yarn to make a set of 4 coasters with fringing.
- Without fringing approx 50g yarn.
- 8 mm (US 11) Knitting Needles
- Crochet Hook - 5mm (H/8)
- Darning needle
- Tape Measure
Make a set of 4 coasters (or more) with the herringbone stitch pattern.
- Step 1 - Cast on 24 sts
- Step 2 - Work in the herringbone stitch pattern until the coasters measure 4 inches/10cm in length.Get the tutorial here - How to knit herringbone stitch.
- Step 3 - Cast off in stitch pattern.
- Step 4 - Block if necessary and weave in all loose ends.
- Step 5 - Cut lengths of yarn approx - 4 inches/10cm long and create fringed edging on each side.
- Step 6 - Trim the fringe to the length that you want it to be.
- Use needles with a good point on the end, I tried this with bamboo needles that didn't have a sharp pointed end and found it difficult.
- Once I switched to other wooden needles with a sharper point, it was much easier.
- Use a needle size up - go up a size because the knitting becomes tight.
- Try not to knit tightly - this makes it difficult to work the stitches if you are a tight knitter.
- The fabric becomes dense and very tight - so just be aware of that when choosing your needles and yarn.
Size of coaster - 4 inches/10cm x 4 inches/10cm square.
Gauge - 10 sts in 18 rows in 4 inches/10cm square.
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Happy Knitting! xoxo