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How to Knit the Bee Stitch

This stitch was originally posted on March 1st, 2012

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the bee stitch. This pattern uses the knit one below stitch to create an interesting textured fabric that is great when used in pillows and blankets. It has similarities to honeycomb brioche.

Skill: Easy
Cast On: Multiples of 2 (error in video says 2 + 1)
For this pattern you will need to know the following techniques:
Knit – k
Knit One Below – k1b

Pattern Instructions:

Row 1: Knit all stitches.
Row 2: *K1, k1b; rep from * to end.
Row 3: Knit all stitches.
Row 4: K2, *k1b, k1; rep from * to last 2 stitches, k2.

Repeat rows 1 – 4 until you have reached your desired length.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:
Example of the Bee Stitch (click for larger)
Example of the Bee Stitch

music in video is from demo 2008 by (Latchxe9 Swing) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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Comments

  1. Bronwyn

    February 15, 2013

    The bee stitch actually is in multiples of 2+1, not of 2.

    • Johnny Vasquez

      February 26, 2013

      It can be worked either way.