Andalusian stitch is a simple twist on plain stockinette stitch. This 4 row repeat is easy to learn and produces a wonderfully quirky textured pattern. Knitted as part of a stand-alone project or incorporated into a bigger mixed stitch project, Andalusian Stitch is definitely worth adding to your stitch repertoire!
I first discovered Andalusian Stitch when looking for a stich that would provide a nice contrast to garter stitch - the result was my Harvey Blanket, the texture of the Andalusian Stitch gives a nice contrast to the garter stitch sections and provides a little more interest than plain stripes of Stockinette Stitch.
- k - knit
- p - purl
Pattern Multiple - Cast on an ODD number of stitches.
Row 1: k all stitches
Row 2: p all stitches
Row 3: k1 *p1, k1* repeat from *to* until end of row.
Row 4: p all stitches.
Cast Off: Cast on knitwise after a Row 1 Repeat.