The Andalusian stitch pattern is very pretty and simple to knit. It creates a nice texture and is still simple enough to use instead of plain Stockinette stitch. It also adds a little eye candy to plain knitting.
This stitch pattern uses easy knit and purl stitches so it’s a great pattern for beginning knitters. It’s basically a stockinette stitch pattern with one row of ribbing (knit one, purl one) that changes the look to a kind of grid pattern.
You’ll also find that it knits up pretty quickly because once you have worked the pattern a couple of times you will have it memorized.
You can use this knitting stitch pattern in practically anything. Spice up a plain stocking stitch sweater or use it for mittens, hats, socks and well just about anything.
Have any ideas? Give them a try.
Andalusian Stitch Pattern Instructions
Cast on multiple of 2 sts plus 1 extra stitch
If you aren’t certain about multiples and you’d like to knit a square cast on 21 or 23 stitches.
1st Row (right side): Knit
2nd Row: Purl
3rd Row: *K1, p1; repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1
4th Row: Purl
Repeat rows 1 – 4 for pattern stitch.
It’s a pretty stitch pattern isn’t it?
Have some fun with it.
Double Andalusian Stitch Pattern
You can give the double Andalusian stitch pattern a try. Since there are a few pattern variations on this stitch pattern I decided to whip up another swatch so you can see a pattern variation.
This knitting stitch pattern is really simple to knit up too and it’s really pretty. Plus you’ll have the stitch pattern memorized in no time. You can knit hats, scarves, sweaters or anything you like and it’s a nice simple way to perk up plain knitting.
Double Andalusian Pattern Instructions
Cast on a multiple of 3 stitches plus 1 extra stitch
If you’d like to knit a sample cast on 22, 25 or 28 stitches.
Rows 1 and 3 (right side): Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 4: Purl 1, *Knit 2, purl 1* repeat from * to * to the end of row.
These 4 rows form the pattern.
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