Two-Color Bee Stitch

About this Stitch Pattern

The two-color bee stitch is an alternate version of the bee stitch. Using the Knit One Below stitch, a unique colorful fabric texture is created. This is a relatively simple stitch to knit, consisting of only 4 rows that are offset by one stitch. That means even if you’ve never done colorwork before, you can probably handle this. It also has an attractive wrong side so it’s good for projects where both sides are visible.

The two-color bee stitch would be great for projects with large pieces of fabric, like a blanket, washcloth, or pillow. It might also make a nice scarf!

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Stitch Pattern Details

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Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 2 + 1

Stitch Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 2 + 1

  • Prep 1: (Right Side) Color A: Knit.
  • Prep 2: Color A: Knit.
  • Row 1: Color B: k1, *K1B, k1; rep from * to end.
  • Row 2: Color B: Knit.
  • Row 3: Color A: k2, K1B, *k1, K1B; rep from * to last 2sts, k2.
  • Row 4: Color A: Knit.

Repeat rows 1-4 until you have reached your desired length.

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7 thoughts on “Two-Color Bee Stitch

  1. says:

    I am thinking this would be very pretty on a pair of fingerless mitts. Now to get busy designing a pair!

  2. Arlene says:

    I think your website is amazing. I am learning from you every day! If I were to knit the two color bee stitch in the round would I pearl every even row?

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