The Bamboo Stitch

Stitch Description

The bamboo stitch is a knitting pattern that gives the feeling of looking through a bamboo forest. With its ridged columns, one can image hacking away at these giant poles of grass with a machete. The fabric has a woven look, and its all-over pattern makes this a great stitch for large projects. With its rib-like repeating design, the bamboo stitch will bring a geometric element to everything from blankets to scarves to sweaters.

This is a great stitch for beginner knitters to practice slipped stitches with. It’s easy to remember but won’t get boring.

Video Tutorial


Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
Yarn Over
Pass Slipped Stitch Over

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 2

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 2

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 2

  • Row 1: Beginning on the RS * yo, k2, pass yo over k2; rep from * to end.
  • Row 2: Purl all sts.

Repeat rows 1 – 2 until you have reached the desired length.

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