Bee Stitch

The Bee Stitch Knitting Pattern

About this Stitch Pattern

The Bee Stitch creates a thick fabric with a textured surface, reminiscent of a honeycomb. Using the Knit One Below stitch found in the Fisherman’s rib, this pattern makes a fluffy and light fabric. Although it looks complicated, the bee stitch is relatively easy to knit. Its unique texture makes it standout, and perfect for large projects. It also has an attractive wrong side.

Use this stitch in blankets, scarves, hats, and even sweaters

Alternate Version: Two-Color Bee Stitch

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Stitch Pattern Details

Skill Level


Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 2

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 2

  • 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.

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Stitch Pattern Characteristics


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