How to knit the bamboo stitch (video & written instructions)

Here's a unique stitch that looks like stalks of bamboo, demonstrated in the video above. The bamboo stitch creates a stretchy fabric similar to a knit rib. You can knit the bamboo stitch flat or in the round. Watch the video for more ideas about how to incorporate this textured stitch into your scarves, gloves and other projects. A quick knit, the bamboo stitch is just a two-row repeat. You’ll need to know how to knit, purl, yarn over and pass a stitch over.
Materials
Any yarn (in the video above, I used worsted weight wool)
Knitting needles in the appropriate size for your yarn (I used 3.75 mm)
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Abbreviations
k — knit
yo — yarn over
Pro tip: When knitting in the round, on row 2, knit instead of purl.
Pro tip: For expert edges, slip the first stitch in every row for neat edges that roll less. If the stitch would be knit, slip it knit-wise. If purled, slip it purl-wise.
Pattern
Cast on an even number of stitches: two for each "stalk" of bamboo, plus two.
Row 1: k1, *yo, k2, pass yo over, repeat from * to end, k1, turn.
Row 2: Purl.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 as desired.
Bind off knit-wise.
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