How's everyone's heads today? If they're a little sore, we've got the perfect remedy - knitting! This Bamboo stitch pattern has elongated stitches that create the bamboo-like panels. It's ideal for textured cushions, cowls and hats.
To knit the Bamboo pattern, just follow this stitch pattern to the desired length:
Cast on a multiple of 6 sts plus 2 (try 50 sts).
Row 1 (WS) K2, *P4, K2; rep from * to end.
Row 2 (RS) P2, *K4, P2; rep from * to end.
Row 3 K2, *P4, K2; rep from * to end.
Row 4 P2, *K4, P2; rep from * to end.
Row 5 K2, *(wrap yarn twice round needle to purl stitch) 4 times, K2; rep from * to end.
Row 6 P2, *K4 dropping extra loop from previous row, P2; rep from * to end of row.
Rep these 6 rows to form the pattern.
For a full list of abbreviations click here.
As well as adding interesting texture to cushions, cowls and hats, this stitch pattern is great for creating chunky blankets!