Andalusian Stitch Knitting Pattern

This vintage Andalusian Stitch Knitting Pattern is a sweet little update of the Stockinette Stitch. In this 4-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern, we create a little bit of texture and visual interest with a simple combination of knits and purls.

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

About the Andalusian Stitch

Stitch Origin

This stitch was named long ago after the Southern Spain community of Andalusia. This classic pattern is perfect to knit up in one solid color for a darling baby blanket.

Not a Reversible Pattern

As you can see, this Andalusian is not a reversible pattern, since the Right and Wrong sides are different. However, the wrong side has a nice clean look that I personally 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.

Design Suggestion: The Slip Stitch Knitting technique is a favorite way to create smooth edges on the right and left sides of your project. If you’re knitting up a flat scarf, dishcloth, or blanket, you may wish to add selvedge stitches to create a more finished look.

Knit Stitch Pattern Book

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

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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