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.
- k - knit
- p - purl
- 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