The Bead Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #194

Stitch Description

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the bead stitch. This lace stitch creates a fabric that gives the illusion of being set on strings like a strand of beads. The bead stitch would be great for sweaters, pillows, purses or wraps!

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Materials Used

100% Organic Merino Wool

This yarn is exceptionally soft and 100% organic. It has been manufactured to GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standards) and has an Organic Tilth certification. All of their wool is organically dyed and spun in the USA. A true American product!

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Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
k2tog
Knit 2 Together
p2tog
Purl 2 Together
p2tog tbl
Purl 2 Together Through The Back Loop
yo
Yarn Over
sl st
Slip Stitch
psso
Pass Slipped Stitch Over
yrn
Yarn Round Needle


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 7

Stitch Characteristics

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Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 7

  • Row 1: (right side) K1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, *k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl 1, k1, psso; rep from * to last st, k1.
  • Row 2: *P2tog tbl, yrn, p3, yrn, p2tog; rep from * to end.
  • Row 3: K1, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, *k2, yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last st, k1.
  • Row 4: P2, yrn, p3tog, yrn, *p4, yrn, p3tog, yrn; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
  • Repeat rows 1-4 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Bead Stitch Right Side

Example of the Bead Stitch Right Side (Click for Larger)

Example of the Bead Stitch Wrong Side

Example of the Bead Stitch Wrong Side (Click for Larger)


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