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Granite Stitch Knitting Pattern

Granite Stitch Knitting Pattern

The Granite Stitch is a vintage textured pattern that is perfect for blankets, scarves, and knitting fashions. I recently knitted up a men’s necktie in the Granite Stitch and it looks great!  This 4-Row Repeat Knit Stitch Pattern is visually stunning and is easily memorizable for knitting on the go. 

Granite Knit Stitch Pattern


This is not a reversible pattern because the right side of the Granite Stitch displays the design, but the wrong (back) side does not. 

Granite Knit Stitch Right and Wrong Side

MATERIALS for the Granite Stitch

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My sample was created with size 7 US knitting needles and worsted weight yarn. Feel free to use any appropriately sized yarn and needles for your creative project.

Materials for Knit Stitch Pattern Written Instructions with Video Tutorial by Studio Knit

KNITTING TECHNIQUES for the Granite Stitch

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Cast On: An even number of stitches and this pattern repeats in four rows.

ROW 1: Knit All Stitches
Starting on the right side of the work, which is the front, the first row is simply knitting all the way across the row.

ROW 2: * K2Tog *
Next, on the wrong side of the work, on the backside, for the second row we decrease with Knit Two Together all the way across the row. This leaves you with half as many stitches on our needles as we originally cast on.

ROW 3: * KFB *
Your third row is on the Right Side of the work and we are increasing each stitch with Knit Front and Back. We now have the original number of stitches back on our needles.

ROW 4: Purl All Stitches
Row four on the wrong side of the work, we finish up by simply Purling all the way across the row.

After knitting these four rows, simply repeat the pattern until your piece is the length you desire.

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Granite Stitch Knitting Pattern

Granite Stitch Knitting Pattern

Yield: Granite Stitch Knitting Pattern
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Difficulty: Experienced Beginner

The Granite Stitch is a vintage textured knitting pattern great for blankets and scarves. An easy 4-Row Repeat Pattern of increase and decrease stitches.


  • Yarn - Any Gauge


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


Cast On: Multiples of 2

Knitting Rows

  1. Row 1: Knit All stitches
  2. Row 2: * K2Tog * (you will have half as many stitches remaining on your needle as you cast on)
  3. Row 3: * KFB * (you will have the same number of stitches remaining on your needle as you cast on)
  4. Row 4: Purl All stitches


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

Lies Flat


• Slip Knot
• CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
• K = Knit Stitch 
• P = Purl Stitch
• KFB = Knit Front and Back
• K2TOG = Knit 2 Stitches Together
• Bind Off
• Weave In Ends

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