How to Knit the Granite Stitch Pattern with Studio Knit

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. This is an easy level project, perfect for everyone who has completed my Absolute Beginner Knitting Series. What will you create with your new Granite Stitch?

More Easy 4-Row Repeat Patterns: Irish Moss, Pique Rib, and Hurdle Stitches.

How to Knit the Granite Stitch Pattern with Studio Knit

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MATERIALS for the Granite Stitch

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

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.


KNITTING TECHNIQUES for the Granite Stitch

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KNITTING PATTERN for Granite Stitch

Granite Stitch Knitting Pattern and Video Tutorial

Granite Stitch Knitting Pattern and Video Tutorial

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.

Materials

  • Yarn - Any Gauge

Tools

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

Instructions

  • 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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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

Notes

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

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CLOSER LOOK AT THE GRANITE STITCH

How to Knit the Granite Stitch with Studio Knit

Cast on an even number of stitches and this pattern repeats in four rows.

ROW 1: 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: 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 us with half as many stitches on our needles as we originally cast on.

ROW 3: Now the 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. Yay!

ROW 4: And 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.

How to Knit the Granite Stitch with Studio Knit


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