Andalusian Stitch Knitting Pattern

This vintage Andalusian Stitch Knitting Pattern is a sweet little update of the Stockinette Stitch. This design creates a subtle texture with a simple combination of knits and purls.

This stitch was named long ago after the Southern Spain community of Andalusia. It’s a classic pattern that is perfect to knit in one solid color for a darling baby blanket or elegant scarf.

Andalusian Knit Stitch Pattern texture in pink color yarn on knitting needle.

Andalusian Stitch Construction

Stitch Techniques

A series of easy knits and purls create the raised pattern.

Row Repeat

Knit up the Andalusian Stitch in a simple 4-Row Repeat.

Andalusian Knit Stitch Pattern by Studio Knit with Free Pattern and Video Tutorial

Can the Andalusian Stitch be knit in the round on circular needles?

Yes, this pattern includes written instructions to knit it in the round. Try it out with either circular or double-pointed needles.

Does the Andalusian Stitch Curl?

Because this stitch is a textured Stockinette Stitch, the edges tend to curl. The curling happens with the Stockinette Stitch because we are alternating between the knit and purl stitches on each row. This push and pull creates tension in your fabric causing it to warp.

To help your knitted piece lay flat, I recommend adding a border to the edges. My favorite border stitches are Garter and Seed stitches. It is also helpful to block your work.

Not a Reversible Pattern

As you can see, this stitch is not a reversible pattern, since the right and wrong sides are different. However, the wrong side has a textured reverse stockinette texture that I wouldn’t mind being visible.

Right and Wrong Sides of Knitted Work - Andalusian Knit Stitch Pattern by Studio Knit with Free Pattern and Video Tutorial.

Knitting Techniques

The Andalusian Stitch is an easy combination of simple Knit and Purl Stitches. Find my entire library of Knitting Techniques to help knit up this project.

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Printable Knitting Instructions

Andalusian Knit Stitch Pattern texture in pink color yarn on knitting needle.

Printable Knitting Pattern

The Andalusian Knit Stitch Pattern is a 4-Row Repeat pattern that creates a little bit of texture and visual interest on a swath of Stockinette.

Makes: Andalusian Stitch
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty: Experienced Beginner


  • Yarn - Any Gauge


  • Knitting Needles - Appropriate Size for Yarn
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors



Cast On: Multiples of 2, plus 1

  1. Row 1 (Right Side): Knit All
  2. Row 2 (Wrong Side): Purl All
  3. Row 3: * K1, P1 *, K1
  4. Row 4: Purl All



Cast On: Multiples of 2

  1. Row 1: Knit All
  2. Row 2: Knit All
  3. Row 3: * K1, P1 *
  4. Row 4: Knit All


    Repeat Rows 1 – 4 until your piece is the length you desire.

    Repeat pattern between the * * asterisks

    Not a Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern

    4-Row Repeat



    • Slip Knot 
    • CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
    • K = Knit Stitch 
    • P = Purl Stitch
    • BO = Bind Off
    • Weave In Ends



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