Just like the original “flat” version of this stitch pattern, the Bamboo stitch in the round is knitted in a multiple of two stitches and done up in a two-row repeat. Resembling stalks of bamboo, the Bamboo stitch requires the use of passing the yarn over stitch over knit stitches. Those of you that have already knitted using this stitch before already know that this stitch pattern is a very fast knit. So if you’re looking to use this stitch for circular projects such as beanies and cowls, check out the Bamboo stitch in the round pattern below.
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Multiple of 2 sts
Rd 1: *yo, k2, pass yo st over the two knit stitches; rep. from * to the end of the round.
Rd 2: knit.
Repeat Rds 1-2.
yo (yarn over): wrap the yarn around the right-hand needle from back to front counterclockwise before knitting the next stitch. Then work the next stitch as normal.
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