Erin Black

Erin Black, the designer behind Midknits, has been knitting and crocheting for over 25 years. She uses her training in Interior Design to update a traditional craft and create sculptural yarn art that translates seamlessly into classic and modern settings alike. Find more of her patterns in her new book, Designer Knit Home.

"Welcome Home" Herringbone Rug Knit Pattern


Hiya Hook Nookers! I’m Erin Black, the knit and crochet designer behind Midknits. I am a work-from-home mum of two who loves all things crafty. (If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen my will-work-for-chocolate-models grow up). During a summer vacation when I was little, my Granny taught me to knit and I have been in love with yarn ever since. After years of creating gifts for friends and family, I opened up my Etsy shop in 2012. After some trial and error with what sorts of items I should offer (the first go-round had listings for handmade jewellery, hand-knit items, hand-sewn stuffed animals, etc. - basically an explosion of creativity with no direction) I focused my efforts on my love of yarn, and my training in interior design, and successfully created my first home décor knitting pattern. My first couple of designs did really well, and I have been lucky enough to build on that success.

This year has been a very busy one! I am thrilled to share that I have recently published my first book, Designer Knit Home: 24 Room-by-Room Coordinated Knits to Create a Look You’ll Love to Live In! I loved writing it and was inspired to create some “extra” patterns to share just how special I think this book is! The Welcome Home Herringbone Knit Rug uses the same multi-strand techniques, and offers up the same sumptuous and modern styling, that can be found in each pattern in Designer Knit Home. I hope you enjoy making it as much as I have!

Welcome Home Herringbone Knit Rug

Supplies Required:

US 15 (10 mm) circular knitting needle (at least 30” [76 cm] long) or size needed to obtain gauge
Crochet Hook to attach fringe
YARN: Approximately 1022 yards of #4 worsted weight 100% cotton yarn
(I used 3 large balls of Off White Bernat Handicrafter Cotton so I didn’t have to worry about joining any yarn ends while I worked.)


Approx = Approximately
Beg = Beginning
CO = Cast on
Cont = Continue(ity)
K = Knit
P = Purl
Pat = Pattern
Pwise = Purlwise
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right side
Sl = Slip
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Tog = Together
WS = Wrong side
Wyib = With yarn in back
Wyif = With yarn in front


Note: Herringbone Pat is worked over multiple of 4 + 6 sts.

With 3 strands of yarn held tog as one, CO 82 sts. Do not join.

Working back and forth across needles proceed with instructions as follows:

Row 1: (RS). K2. *Sl2 pwise wyif. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: P1. *Sl2 pwise wyib. P2. Rep from * to last st. P1.
Row 3: Sl2 pwise wyif. *K2. Sl2 pwise wyif. Rep from * to end of row.
Row 4: P3. *Sl2 pwise wyib. P2. Rep from * to last 3 sts. Sl2 pwise wyib. P1.
Rows 5-12: Rep Row 1 to Row 4 twice more.

Row 13: (RS). Sl2 pwise wyif.*K2. Sl2 pwise wyif. Rep from * to end of row.
Row 14: P1. Sl2 pwise wyib. P2. Rep from * to last st. P1.
Row 15: K2. *Sl2 pwise wyif. K2. Rep from * to end of row.
Row 16: P3. *Sl2 pwise wyib. P2. Rep from * to last 3 sts. Sl2 pwise wyib. P1.
Rows 17-24: Rep Row 13 to Row 16 twice more.

These last 24 rows form Herringbone Pat. Cont in Herringbone Pat until work from beg measures approx 20” [51 cm] ending on a 12th row rep.



Weave in loose ends.


Cut strands of yarn 6” [15 cm] long. Taking 3 strands tog, fold in half and knot into fringe 37 times evenly across both short edges. Trim fringe evenly.

I would love to see your finished projects and works in progress, so share your images with me by tagging @Midknits #midknitsmakers on Instagram ! To receive another SURPRISE “extra” knitting pattern, and to stay up to date with all things Midknits, sign up for my newsletter here .

Happy Knitting,


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