Monday, January 20, 2014

How to Knit the Bamboo Stitch!

Hello Friends!


One of my New Year's resolutions was to learn how to knit different stitches.  I decided to learn how to knit the bamboo stitch today.  I followed a great video posted by New Stitch A Day: knitting and crochet Video Tutorials called "New Stitch A Day: How to Knit the bamboo Stitch".



Below is a photo of my gauge of this stitch that I knitted!  I will be turning it into a coaster later tonight once I get home from work. I will also post photos of that :) I love the look of this stitch and the back is also quite nice too.
Knitting the bamboo stitch is actually quite relaxing because the pattern is repetitive and easy to do.  I liked knitting this up while I watched some videos on Swagbucks,

My gauge of the Bamboo Stitch
Pattern:

I casted on 22 stitches for my gauge.
The pattern works in multiples of 2 so you can choose any even number to cast on.

Start by casting on your desired number of stitches.
Row 1: yarn over, knit 2, then bring the yarn over over both knit stitches.
Row 2: purl all stitches
Row 3 to completion: repeat rows 1 and 2 until you are done.
Cast off 

*Please see the video I posted if you need to watch a video for help on how to knit the stitch.

Thank you for visiting!
Take care,

Lisa

14 comments:

  1. Pretty stitch and a nice little project xx

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    1. Thank you :) have a good night
      Lisa

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  2. That looks like a very strong stitch. I've never seen that one before today.

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    1. yes it does feel strong,and the back is all purl so it brings it together tightly. Take care,
      Lisa

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  3. I love knitting up new stitches, and I make them into blanket squares. The idea is that one day I'll have this amazing blanket with all kinds of beautiful stitches in every square. This looks like a very sturdy piece ... great coaster material! Wendy x

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    1. That's a great idea! knit up a bunch of little squares in different stitches to form a blanket. I love that idea! thank you for your comment Wendy! take care,
      Lisa

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  4. That's a very pretty stitch and will make great coasters! Julie x

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    1. Thank you Haggiz :) I am still working on that picture soon to come!
      Take care,
      Lisa

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  5. That is indeed a very lovely stitch.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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    1. Thank you Meredith :) take care,
      Lisa

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  6. Beautiful stitch !
    Have a great day !
    Anna

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    1. Thank you Anna! have a great day too :)
      Take care,
      Lisa

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  7. Hi from Scotland, Lisa - I've not seen that stitch before - thanks for the tutorial. Many thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog Liz! happy to have you visiting :) you're welcome, it is fun to share stitches :) I really like this one myself. you\re welcome, it was great to discover your blog.
      Take care,
      Lisa

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Lisa :)