How to Knit the Sand Stitch [Free Video Tutorial & Written Pattern!]

Sand stitch is a super easy two row repeat that creates a lovely texture of very defined purl bumps. Use it on its own in a larger piece (it would work brilliantly with a small garter stitch edge as something like a washcloth or facecloth), or use small sections of it to add texture to a plainer piece!

One fun aspect of Sand Stitch is although it is not a reversible stitch, the reverse of the work forms Broken Rib Stitch - so you still get a defined stitch pattern on the wrong side of your work.

Sand stitch is a beginner friendly stitch, and if you need more than a written pattern to help you visualise the stitches then I've popped a link to the video tutorial below.

Stitches Used

  • k - knit
  • p - purl

Written Pattern

Foundation Row: Cast on an ODD number of stitches.

Row 1 (rs): k1, *p1,k1* repeat from *to* until end of row.

Row 2: k all stitches

Rest of Project: Repeat rows 1&2 until project is desired size.

Final Row: Cast off  in pattern on a Row 2 repeat

Video Tutorial

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  • Carole says:

    I like this easy pattern to knit for a dishcloth. Thanks.