Bee Stitch Knitting Pattern

This Bee Stitch Pattern is a vintage Brioche knit, which means it’s light, fluffy, has some great dimension. It’s great for knitting scarves, hats, blankets, sweaters, and knit neckties! The knitting technique K1B Knit One Below stitch helps this pattern get its unique texture.

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

More Brioche Stitch Patterns: Honeycomb, Star, and Daisy

Close-Up of the Bee Stitch Knitting Pattern


A CLOSER LOOK AT THE BEE 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.

Right and Wrong Sides of the Bee Stitch Knitting Pattern


KNITTING MATERIALS

My sample was created with size 7 US knitting needles and worsted weight yarn. Feel free to use any appropriately sized yarn and needles for your creative project.

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KNITTING TECHNIQUES Bee Knit Stitch Pattern

Need to brush up or learn a new technique? Check out my entire library of Knitting Techniques to help you along as you knit up this project.

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


BEE STITCH BRIOCHE PATTERN
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Bee Stitch Knitting Pattern

Bee Stitch Knitting Pattern and Video Tutorial

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

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

Materials

  • Yarn - Any Gauge

Tools

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

Instructions

KNITTED FLAT ON STRAIGHT NEEDLES:

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 *

or

IN THE ROUND ON CIRCULAR NEEDLES:

Cast On: Odd Number of Stitches

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

Notes

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

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