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.
- Knit Stitch
- Purl Stitch
- Knit 2 Together
- Purl 2 Together
- P2TOG TBL
- Purl 2 Together Through The Back Loop
- Yarn Over
- Slip Stitch
- Pass Slipped Stitch Over
- Yarn Round Needle
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.