Bamboo Stitch on a Knitting Loom

Bamboo Stitch Free Pattern with Video Tutorial

Bamboo Stitch

The Bamboo Stitch

This stitch really gave me a kick in the behind to translate from knitting needles to loom. But I’m happy with the results. The Bamboo Stitch is simple yet classy with a lot of versatility. Like many of my other translations it works well for both men and women.

In all honesty I was looking for a stitch to make a boys scarf. Those seem to be rare on the internet. But I’m really looking forward to a slouchy hat with this pattern.

Stay tuned….

Pattern Notes

Bamboo Stitch

Supplies Needed

Loom: Any Loom will Work. I used the KB Adjustable Hat Loom

Loom Hook: Any loom hook will work fine. I like to use my Knifty Knitter with the Rubber Band Grip. But for this project I used the hook that came with the loom.

Yarn: This will depend on your choice of looms. For a small gauge use a medium #4 worsted weight. I used Caron Simply Soft in Chocolate . If you use a large gauge like Knifty Knitter , Boye or Darice use Chunky #5 or #6  or Knit with Two Strands as One.


The Pattern is FREE on this website. To Purchase a Printable Version: Click HERE

Stitch Pattern for Flat Panel

Multiples of 3 + Edges

Row 1: Knit 2, Purl 1

Row 2: Purl 1, Knit 2

Row 3: Slip 2 wyif, Knit 1

Row 4: Purl 1, Knit 2


Stitch Pattern for in The Round

Multiples of 3

Row 1: Knit 2, Purl 1

Row 2: Knit 2, Purl 1

Row 3: Slip 2 wyif, Knit 1

Row 4: Knit 2, Purl 1


Video: The BamBoo Stitch


I always recommend that you watch the video completely before you try the pattern. Remember that this is ONLY for the stitch and not a complete project.

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Enjoy and remember that your questions and comments are greatly appreciated.



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Comments: 35

  1. Kevin July 16, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    First of all, I love how this looks! Really want to try it.

    My question and concern is around the level of instruction given. I am really new at loom knitting and very excited to try this out. I have had good success so far with the projects I have done so far. However, the instructions are not clear at all for a beginner…what method should I cast on with? Do I do anything different on the first peg? These are very important for beginners.

    Since there is no clarity on these types of things I don’t feel comfortable paying for the printable version.

    Also, I see some contradictory stuff. It says the full pattern is available on the website under the URL that I am on, but where? Then I see a more that this isn’t the full pattern. Maybe I’m just confused, but I am lost on this site. Sadly I will have to look for a different pattern somewhere else.

    If someone can clear this up, that would be great because I want to make a scarf with this pattern.

    • Denise Canela July 16, 2016 at 6:33 pm


      This is a stitch pattern and not a project pattern. Cast-on, Cast-off, and what you do with the first peg is not contingent on the stitch but instead on the project. Most people will start their blanket very differently from their hat. The way I started this stitch sample may not work for your socks. Rib brims are not started the same as a rolled-up brim.

      I never offered for Free or Paid a project – So yes the full “stitch” pattern is available here but you’re free to look somewhere else.

      To better explain: Click HERE

  2. Katherine July 6, 2016 at 12:02 am

    I would like to do this stitch in a hat and was wondering what you would suggest if the stitches don’t finish evenly. I just put bands on the pegs that are for the single stitches and discovered that I start with 2 knit and end with 2 stitches without a purl in between. Do I do it that way and have that as the back of the hat?

    • Denise Canela July 16, 2016 at 6:40 pm

      Hi Katherine, sooooo sorry for the delay. Personally I would just put that variation to the back. You would be surprised at how these “issues” are so NOT noticeable.

      • Katherine July 16, 2016 at 6:48 pm

        Thanks Denise. I ended up doing 1 classic knit and 1 purl knit at the end. Turned out pretty good. That’s fine about the delay. Life is hectic.

  3. Michael Casebier February 26, 2016 at 8:30 pm


    I started a pair of men’s socks using this stitch today for our trip to Taiwan and now Japan. Not sure a beanie is needed since it will be so warm so I’m making us socks instead. I just liked the Facebook page. Is that where I can share when I’m done?? I still plan on making the sweater using this stitch at a later time. I’m so excited!!


    • Denise Canela February 29, 2016 at 6:37 am

      Hi Michael, the Facebook page is the BEST way to share pics. You can also email me but sometimes my inbox is scary full 🙂 – I’m excited for you too !

  4. Angelique Handke February 8, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    what a great stitch what was your cast on and cast of for this one

    • Denise Canela February 9, 2016 at 10:27 pm

      Here is a post with a video on how I start all of my stitch patterns: Click HERE

  5. Michael (Mick) Casebier January 10, 2016 at 7:23 pm


    I must say I love this pattern and plan to make some hats and scarves with it. My Partner and I will be going to Taipei and I think this will be a cute pattern to make the hats and scarves I’m looking to make.

    He also suggested I make a sweater out of your pattern! Of course it will be my first sweater!

    Thank you so much for thinking of the “guys” on behalf of some I extended my gratitude!


    • Denise Canela January 12, 2016 at 7:30 am

      I big time agree with him – I have sooooooo been wanting to see this stitch on a mans scarf 🙂 and … Since you say that you have never made a sweater here is a video by Mumtazm that should be helpful: Click HERE. Do update me on your progress 🙂

      Big hugs and I’m rooting for you Mick !

      • Michael (Mick) Casebier January 19, 2016 at 9:19 am

        Thank you so much Denise! I sure will. Thanks for the link!

  6. Jennifer L January 6, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Thank you! Finally I understand the wyif. lol My only question is, if it’s with yarn in front, why is the yarn put behind the pegs, wouldn’t that be with yarn in back? I’ve seen so many pretty patterns with that stitch, but I haven’t done them because I didn’t understand what the stitch was. I do now, thanks to you! 🙂

    • Denise Canela January 9, 2016 at 3:49 pm

      I have thought the same thing. What can I say – I didn’t create the jargon. …. and Thank you for the Thank – very much appreciate ! 🙂

  7. Rusty Myrick September 23, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    I am new at this and some of the definitions I can’t figure out like WIP’s or WYIF (wrap yarn in front?) I wasn’t sure how to start until I read Denise’s comment. With fingers crossed I am going to give it a try. Wish Denise and her baby all the best. Thanks for the pattern. I have only done the standard knitted hat so this will be interesting.

  8. Denise Moran May 25, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Denise – you’re the best and I’m not talking JUST about your first name! I love the way you teach and I am learning a LOT watching your videos. I have looked for the other instructions you said that would help a bit with the bamboo at but have not been able to find it. I’ll keep at it because this stitch is lovely. Thank you for your ease with the loom and your willingness to share it with us. Denise

  9. Karla Mattson May 24, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Thanks for doing a great job showing the stitching. This is the first website that really explains specifically for loom knitting. This bamboo stitch looks like an interesting stitch, but I have WIP’s that I need to finish before I begin anything new. Keep up the good work!

  10. jackie May 20, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    Denise- You are my favorite loom knitting site. You’re videos are clear and so easy to understand. I am always eager to try one of your stitches. I deal with severe RA so I’m a slow knitter but with the loon=ms at least I CAN knit. I am able to, with your great site, knit all kinds of beautiful stitches! God bless you and keep em’ coming, 🙂

    • Denise Canela May 21, 2015 at 5:29 am

      THANK You Jackie !!! … your kind words are VERY much appreciated.
      Big Hugs

  11. Pat May 12, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Love this. Was wondering if the u-wrap would work for the knit stitch in this pattern.

    • Denise Canela May 12, 2015 at 5:15 pm

      Hi Pat, yes the U-Wrap, True, or Flat but doesn’t look well with the e-wrap

  12. Debbie Gilliam May 9, 2015 at 11:36 am

    Hi Denise… I love the look of this stitch and was thinking it might make a beautiful baby afghan. I watched your Tutorial and love the way your edges and your bottom border looked. Can you tell me how you did those? I look forward to each new video. You’ve given me many ideas.

    • Denise Canela May 9, 2015 at 12:31 pm

      Hi Debbie, I got your email. WOW – thanks for sharing – you do my heart ( that’s never ticks to good ) a lot of good. FIRST, BIG HUGS and CONGRATULATIONS to you and your daughter.. now to your question.

      I will do my best to post the actual pattern for the square but in the meantime – The c/o is just an ewrap cast on using the flat stitch and with the edges tightened up after a few rows. 8 rows of the stitch pattern without any slip wyif stitches plus 2 Knits (Flat stitch) and 2 purls on the edges on the left side and 2 Purls and 2 Knits (Flat stitch) on the right. You would end the last rows with the same ones you started.
      Hope that helps,

      • Debbie May 9, 2015 at 12:39 pm

        Thanks so much Denise. I’m working on a crochet afghan for her now since I already had the kit. Next week she has the genetic blood work plus with that they will be able to tell her the gender. It will be great knowing that at only 12 weeks. Once I know the gender I will make another afghan in the right colors. Since its a winter baby I think loom knit or needle knit would be warmer than crochet. While I was watching this video I thought how pretty it would be in blue or pink. Thanks so much.

  13. LInda Jones May 8, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Great stitch!!!! Thank you, Denise!

    • Denise Canela May 8, 2015 at 11:11 pm

      You’re welcome… and Thanks for the thanks !

  14. Teresa Matson May 8, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    Can’t wait to try this one! Perfect for the guys in my family! I can see a table runner made with this stitch! Thanks again!

    • Denise Canela May 8, 2015 at 11:18 pm

      YES that is exactingly who was on my mind – the GUYS … they’re like the little ugly red headed step child when it comes to pattern ( by the way, I think red headed children are beautiful, just the running joke around my house ) …. and I LOVE the idea of the runner 🙂

  15. Patricia OBrien May 8, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Denise, I follow your site carefully, but because of dealing with 6 WIP’s right now it will be awhile before I can utilize your instructions. I do enjoy loom knitting and want to get better at it. Keep the ideas coming.

    Pat OBrien

    • Denise Canela May 8, 2015 at 11:15 pm

      Hey Pat – As longs as God gives them to me – I’ll give them to you. Thanks for visiting the site.

  16. Bonnie Visser May 8, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Your Bamboo Stitch on a Knitting Loom video is great!!! You explain everything so easy and right to the point!! Love learning from your videos Denise!!!

    • Denise Canela May 8, 2015 at 11:13 pm

      Thank you Bonnie ! – Big Hugs ! ! !

  17. Sandra Van Asch May 8, 2015 at 9:17 am

    I just love the videos where you teach new stitches. Not many others do that. This stitch is beautful. Will it tend to curl on a round loom.? Would it curl on a long loom? Which is the best?

    • Denise Canela May 8, 2015 at 9:36 am

      Hi Sandra.. its not going to curl… and the loom will depend on the project.
      Glad you like it !

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