Saturday, June 25, 2011

Bee Stitch

This lovely stitch is a four row repeat worked over a multiple of 2 stitches, plus 1
K1B = Knit into the stitch below the next stitch on your left needle - you will be dropping the next stitch off the left needle at the same time.  This is a bit hard to understand written, so be sure to watch the video if you are confused. 

Row 1: Knit all stitches  (This is the wrong side of your fabric)
Row 2: Knit 1, *K1B, Knit 1*, repeat from * to end 
Row 3: Knit all stitches
Row 4: K2, K1B, *K1, K1B*, repeat from * to the last two stitches, K2

Repeat these four rows for pattern.  If you are a visual learner, below is a video demonstrating this stitch. Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Hello! Just wanted to say thank for creating the video on bee stitch. Even though it's supposed to be an easy pattern for beginners, what a lot of how-to videos don't tell you is the need for an extra stitch. I really appreciate your insight and have managed the bee stitch at last! (I'll be blogging about it later, though!)

ultra said...

please, can you tell me which is the number of the needle you use? Great video, thank you very much...

sorry for my english :)

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

Sorry, I have no clue what needle size I used for this demo. It was a long time ago and I just don't remember.

MEPL said...


I am knitting a hat on this stich and I was wondering if you could guide me on how to reduce as I reach the top? Are there any videos out there? thanks!

Kathy Kunkel said...

Fantastic instructions with clear, easy to follow directions. Thank you so much. I loved your went slow enough for me to follow and gave clear instructions.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the clear instructions and visualization on your video.

How would you advise on the cast off?

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

Laura, any bind off you like should be fine, like a standard knitted bind off.

Unknown said...

It took me ever so long to realize that the ROW 1 : is the cast on stitch row.
If I am mistaken please, someone correct me.
In my limited experience, I have only work the pattern after the cast on stitch. To
my wide eyed wonderment. I could not make this patteren come out on the right side of
the fabric . Until the light bulb lite up, there is NO cast on stitch, that is the knitted
first row. :) ( OH MY ) Now I believe that I do the BEE STITCH !