stitch pattern – bamboo lace stitch

Bamboo lace stitch - by La Visch Designs

The bamboo lace stitch is in looks very similar to the regular bamboo stitch. However, it’s constructed quite differently. And, of course, the looks are much more lacy! Please keep in mind, though, that the above swatch is worked in a worsted weight acrylic. When this stitch pattern is knit in a yarn that blocks out nicely, say a wool or cotton yarn, it opens up a lot more than it looks like here.

This stitch pattern is worked as a multiple of 3 stitches + 2, and in a one-row repeat. In other words: it’s worked exactly the same on both right and wrong side rows. Please note that I’ve added 2 edge stitches in garter stitch on both sides of the swatch.

Materials used

Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Simply DK, a good value, good quality 100% acrylic yarn, in the color 128 Lime Green.

Knitting needles: This is a pair of straights that I picked up at the second-hand store when I started knitting, brand unknown.

Stitches used

  • k – knit
  • yo – yarn over
  • sl wyib – slip 1 stitch purl-wise with the yarn held in the back
  • k2tog tbl – knit 2 stitches together through the back loop
  • st(s) – stitch(es)

Bamboo lace

Row 1 (right side): k1, *yo, sl1 wyib, k1; rep from * to last st before end, k1.

Repeat row 1 for pattern until desired length.

In the below pictures, you see the patterning first from the right, and then also from the wrong side of the fabric:

Bamboo lace stitch as seen from the right side
Bamboo lace stitch as seen from the right side
Bamboo lace stitch as seen from the wrong side
Bamboo lace stitch as seen from the wrong side
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