Bamboo Stitch Tutorial - Knitting


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Knit Bamboo Stitch

The Bamboo Stitch is an easy elegant stitch which make a nice firm, flat laying piece of fabric. It is not a reversible stitch but it has an interesting texture on the wrong side.

This video will show you how to knit the bamboo stitch.



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There are two different methods for working the Bamboo Stitch. Each will give you a similar appearance.

ABBREVIATIONS
K = Knit Stitch
P = Purl Stitch
yo = Yarn Over

PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

METHOD #1

Cast on an even number of stitches.

Row 1: K1, *Yarn Over, K2, pass yo over the last two knit stitches* repeat between *s to last stitch, K1, turn.

Row 2: Purl all stitches.

Repeat these two rows to create the pattern and for the desired length.



PICTORIAL SEQUENCE OF ROW 1:

Knit 1



Knit Bamboo Stitch

Yarn Over

Knit Bamboo Stitch

Knit 2

Knit Bamboo Stitch

Pass Yarn Over, Over Last Two Stitches

Knit Bamboo Stitch

Bamboo Stitch Completed

Knit Bamboo Stitch



METHOD #2

Cast on an even number of stitches.

Row 1: *Yarn Over, K2, Pass the yo over the last two knit stitches. Repeat from * to end of row, turn.

Row 2: Purl all stitches.

Repeat these two rows to create the pattern and for the desired length.

TO WORK THIS STITCH IN-THE-ROUND

Cast on an even number of stitches.

Round 1: *yo, K2, pass yo over the last two knit stitches*, repeat between *s to end of round.

Round 2: Knit all stitches to end of round.

Repeat the two rows to create the pattern and for desired length.


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