September 4th, 2013

Fancy Stitch Combos – Bead Stitch

To work this stitch flat:
Cast-on a multiple of 7 stitches.
Row 1 (RS): K1, k2tog, yo, K1, yo, ssk, *K2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk* repeat between *s to last stitch, K1
Row 2: *P2tog tbl, yo, P3, yo, p2tog* repeat between *s to end
Row 3: K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, *K2, yo, ssk, K1, k2tog, yo* repeat between *s to last stitch, K1
Row 4: P2, yo, p3tog, yo, *P4, yo, p3tog, yo* repeat between *s to last 2 stitches, P2

To make the prettier side of the CO the right side of the work, start on Row 4, then work through Rows 1-4 normally.
BO normally after Row 4.

To work this stitch in-the-round:

CO a multiple of 7
(If you’re using DPNs, put a multiple of 7 stitches on each needle)
Round 1 (RS): K1, k2tog, yo, K1, yo, ssk, *K2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk* repeat between *s to last stitch, K1
Round 2: *k2tog, yo, K3, yo, k2tog tbl* repeat between *s to end
Round 3: K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, *K2, yo, ssk, K1, k2tog, yo* repeat between *s to last stitch, K1
Round 4: K2, yo, k3tog, yo, *K4, yo, k3tog, yo* repeat between *s to last 2 stitches, K2

Information on things you’ll see in this video:
The green swatch is knit with Be Sweet Whipped Cream yarn in color Moss, using size 9 US (5.5mm) needles

The cotton blend pink swatch is knit with Knit Picks Comfy Sport in color Rosebud, using size 7 US (4.5mm) needles

The DK weight, dark pink swatch is knit with Madeline Tosh, Tosh Sport, color
Vermillion, using size 10.5 US (6.5mm) needles

The sweater on the mannequin is my Ombre Dyed Sweater, pattern + video tutorial.

7 Comments »

  1. Hi Stacey
    Complicated but very interesting stitch.
    You forgot to YO at the end of 4th row and you ended up with 13 sts.
    Anna

    Comment by Anna — September 5, 2013 @ 12:58 am

  2. When you ssk, do you have to slip each stitch individually, or can you slip the 2 stitches at the same time? Does it make a difference?

    Comment by Teresa — September 5, 2013 @ 7:34 am

  3. Teresa – you have to slip each stitch knitwise, individually, to get the correct twist.

    S t a c i

    Comment by s t a c i — September 5, 2013 @ 7:55 am

  4. Hi staci,

    Loving your patterns and this stitch. One recommendation I have for a fancy stitch combo for the series is the two color plaited basketweave stitch

    Comment by Bradley — September 7, 2013 @ 5:10 pm

  5. Thank you for the suggestion, Bradley!

    Comment by s t a c i — September 7, 2013 @ 5:51 pm

  6. Hi Stacy,

    I really like this stitch, for some reason I seem to gravitate toward punishing patterns lol. I am thing about using this stitch for a cowl or a hat. What do you think? Also any suggestion on decreases on the hat or would switching to a plain stitch for the top portion of the hat be best?

    Thanks again for all of your videos. By the way I truly enjoyed your interview of Judy. She seems like such an interesting person.

    Mary

    Comment by Mary Tole — September 17, 2013 @ 7:43 pm

  7. Hi Mary – this stitch would make a great cowl (no decreasing), but I think it’s probably too complicated to use with decreases in the crown of a hat. Your idea is great – use it for the cuff of the hat, then switch to stockinette for the decreases.

    The interview with Judy was great fun. I’m happy to say that she and I are friends now. :)
    S t a c i

    Comment by s t a c i — September 17, 2013 @ 9:08 pm

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