When my brother asked for a knitted cowl as a Christmas present, we decided that the herringbone stitch would be a really nice choice!
It gives you great texture in both wrong and right side. On the wrong side you end up with a lovely ribbed pattern and on the right..well, you got herringbone! You cannot really tell with the yarn I chose, because the grey-black color hides the diagonal texture a bit. But it’s ok! We are both happy with the result.
This stitch was a pain at first, I mean until I figured out I needed at least 2 numbers bigger needles and a reaaaaaaally loose knitting! Loose!! This is the key in order to see it take shape! But it’s totally worth it! You end up with a very delicate and sophisticated texture. Great for male and female too!