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Two-Color Bee Stitch

About This Stitch Pattern

The two-color bee stitch is an alternate version of the bee stitch. Using the Knit One Below stitch, a unique colorful fabric texture is created. This is a relatively simple stitch to knit, consisting of only 4 rows that are offset by one stitch. That means even if you’ve never done colorwork before, you can probably handle this. It also has an attractive wrong side so it’s good for projects where both sides are visible.

The two-color bee stitch would be great for projects with large pieces of fabric, like a blanket, washcloth, or pillow. It might also make a nice scarf!

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Cast On: Multiples of 2 + 1

Prep 1 (RS):
Color A: Knit.
Prep 2:
Color A: Knit.
Row 1:
Color B: k1, *K1B, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 2:
Color B: Knit.
Row 3:
Color A: k2, K1B, *k1, K1B; rep from * to last 2sts, k2.
Row 4:
Color A: Knit.

Repeat rows 1-4 until you have reached your desired length.

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