The Bee Stitch

Stitch Description

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. It’s unique texture make 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

Video Tutorial

Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
k1b
Knit 1 Below


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Easy

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 2

Stitch Characteristics

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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