Bee Stitch Knitting Brioche Pattern

This Bee Stitch Pattern is a vintage Brioche knit, which means it’s light, fluffy, and has some great dimension. It’s great for knitting scarves, hats, blankets, and sweaters.

Along with up-close photos of my knitting samples, find links to all the techniques, a free printable written pattern, and a video tutorial below.

Bee Stitch Knitting Pattern texture in yellow color yarn on knitting needle.
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Brioche Stitch

The Bee Stitch is not a reversible pattern, because the Right and Wrong Sides are different. Although, I think the wrong side has a clean look and still looks nice when visible.

The knitting technique Knit One Below stitch helps this pattern get its unique texture.

Right and Wrong Sides of the Bee Stitch Knitting Pattern

More Brioche Stitch Patterns: Honeycomb, Star, and Daisy

Knitting Techniques

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Slip Knot 
• CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
• K = Knit Stitch 
• K1B = Knit 1 Below
• BO = Bind Off
Weave In Ends

Printable Knitting Instructions

Bee Stitch Knitting Pattern texture in yellow color yarn on knitting needle.

Printable Knitting Pattern

This Bee Stitch Pattern is a Brioche knit, which means it's light, fluffy, has some great dimension.

Makes: Bee Stitch
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate


  • Yarn - Any Gauge


  • Knitting Needles - Appropriate Size for Yarn
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors



Cast On: Odd Number of Stitches

  1. Row 1 (Wrong Side): Knit All
  2. Row 2 (Right Side): K1, * K1B, K1 * (repeat between asterisks)
  3. Row 3: Knit All
  4. Row 4: K2, K1B, * K1, K1B *


  • Pattern begins with the Wrong Side (back) of the work.
  • Repeat Rows 1 – 4 until your piece is the length you desire.
  • Lays Flat.

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