This vintage Andalusian Stitch Pattern is a sweet little update of the Stockinette Stitch. In this 4-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern, we simply knit and purl on one of the rows, creating a little bit of texture and visual interest. This stitch was named long ago after the Southern Spain community of Andalusia. I think this classic pattern would be perfect to knit up in one solid color for a darling baby blanket.
Get all of your materials, techniques, with written and charted pattern instructions, both flat on straight needles and in the round on circular needles below. This pattern is also found on page 17 of my Knit Stitch Pattern Book!
CLOSER LOOK at the Andalusian Stitch Pattern
Let’s take a close look at our Andalusian Knit Stitch Pattern, seeing exactly how those knits and purls are knitted together to make this simple 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 wouldn’t mind being visible.
Feel free to use any size yarn and needles for your creative project. My Andalusian Stitch sample was created with size 7 US knitting needles and worsted weight yarn, along with a Tapestry Needle and Scissors.
HOW TO KNIT THE ANDALUSIAN STITCH
KNIT STITCH: 50 KNIT + PURL PATTERN BOOK
Find the Andalusian Stitch on page 17 of my Knit Stitch Pattern Book. Get your free printable pattern further down in this post!
Watch Step-by-Step Video Tutorial
- Yarn - Any Gauge
- Knitting Needles - Appropriate Size for Yarn
- Tapestry Needle
KNITTED FLAT ON STRAIGHT NEEDLES:
Cast On: Multiples of 2, plus 1
- Row 1 (Right Side): Knit All
- Row 2 (Wrong Side): Purl All
- Row 3: * K1, P1 *, K1
- Row 4: Purl All
IN THE ROUND ON CIRCULAR NEEDLES:
Cast On: Multiples of 2, + 1
- Row 1: Knit All
- Row 2: Knit All
- Row 3: * K1, P1 *, K1
- Row 4: Knit All
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