Posted in Afghans, Blankets, Blocks, Dishcloth/Washcloth, Kal, Knitting, Squares, Stitch Patterns, Tutorials, Winter, WIPS

Stitch Pattern Saturday – Bamboo Reed

As part of the “Beat the Winter Blues” KAL, I present A new Stitch Pattern for your Afghan blocks, washcloths or Sampler Scarf. The Bamboo Reed. This is an easy to memorize Stitch Pattern (“easy to memorize” might be my FAVORITE!). It also has nice texture!

Bamboo Reed

Cast on an Even number of stitches (this block has become my problem block, I’m NOW [2/3/19] going to recommend a cast-on amount of 36 sts)

Row 1: K1 (edge), *yo, k2, pass the yo st over both knit sts ; repeat across to last st, k1 (edge).

Row 2 K1 (edge), purl across to last st, k1 (edge).

Repeat Rows 1 & 2 for pattern.

( just a note – when blocking my Bamboo Reed block, it doesn’t block out vertically as much as it will horizontally. I’ve been knitting all my blocks until they measure 8 inches and they block out to 9 inches. This block would not budge , vertically past 8 inches. My suggestion would be to knit this square to the length of what your squares have been blocking to…..)

Happy Knitting!




Hi! I'm Lori! Welcome to my little corner of the blogging world! My hubby and I live on a small farm in Eastern Oregon with 5 cats (it's a LONG story), 3 horses and a mule. I work full-time as a department lead at the nursery department of a local hardware store. You'll discover I have wa-a-a-ay too many hobbies for the amount of "spare time" I have. So, I'll just keep muddling though this life.....

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