The Bead Stitch

Stitch Description

The bead stitch is a lace knitting pattern with a unique texture. It creates an interesting fabric of interwoven segments with an organic feel. These segments are reminiscent of strands of beads or links in a watch chain. Although this stitch pattern is only 4 rows long, it’s relatively complicated. With lace stitches on both sides, there’s lot to keep of track of in the bead stitch, so a lifeline is recommended. But if you can power through the reward is a beautiful lace fabric that is perfect for shawls and scarves.

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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
Slip Stitch
PSSO
Pass Slipped Stitch Over
YRN
Yarn Round Needle


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Advanced

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 7

Stitch Characteristics

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.

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