Fancy Knitting Stitch: Bamboo Stitch

Fancy Knitting Stitch: Bamboo Stitch.

This is a fun variation on the classic rib stitch: the Bamboo Stitch 🎋 it is perfect for cuffs, bottom edges and collars on sweaters, or even to be worked as it is.

Needless to say how easy this stitch is to make!

Fancy Knitting Stitch: Bamboo Stitch

Bamboo Knitting Stitch

The swatch you see in the picture has been made using size 4 mm / US 6 Beechwood Knitting Needles (you can choose the right needle size adjusting to your yarn and tension) and BettaKnit’s Re-Cashmere, a soft yarn that is composed of 95% recycled cashmere and 5% virgin wool and obtained through an extremely advanced process that gives new life to old cashmere fibers. How cool is it? Not to mention, good for our planet! 🌎

What are the stitches and techniques you need to know?

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Yarn over

To review knitting basics and techniques (and even more), check out our YouTube channel 😉

Bamboo Stitch Tutorial

Cast on an even number of stitches.

Row #1 (RS= right side):
  • Knit 1 stitch, *yarn over, knit 2 stitches, pass the yarn over stitch over the 2 knit stitches*.
  • Repeat from * to * until the end of the row. Knit the last stitch.
Row #2 (WS= wrong side):

Purl row.


Continue knitting repeating Rows 1 and 2.

Bamboo Stitch Chart

Bamboo Stitch Chart

Bamboo Stitch Chart

Let us know in the comment section below what you’re going to knit using this stitch and share your creations on Instagram using the hashtag #bettaknit!

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