The Bamboo Stitch

Bamboo Stitch Knitting Pattern (Right Side)

About this Stitch Pattern

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.

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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: 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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Stitch Pattern Characteristics


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