Thursday, March 28, 2013

How to Knit the Andalusian Stitch


The Andalusian Stitch is an easy beginner stitch that I think looks great as a scarf with a self striping yarn.  Andalusian stitch creates a really nice grid made up of knits and purls.  This stitch is knit in multiples of 2 sts plus 1.  The sample that I knit was on US size 7 needles and is made of 13 cast-on sts and 12 rows (or 3 repeats).

Knit Andalusian Stitch


Abbreviations
co= cast-on
bo= bind-off
sts= stitches
k= knit
p= purl

Row 1 (RS); knit all sts
Row 1 (RS) knit all sts

Row 2 (WS): purl all sts
Row 2 (WS): Purl all sts

Row 3 (RS): *k1, p1; rep from* to last st, k1
Row 3: *k1, p1; rep from* to last st, k1

Row 4 (WS): purl all sts
Row 4: Purl all sts

Repeat rows 1-4 until you reach desired length.  The below swatch is made up of 12 rows or 3 repeats.
Repeat rows 1-4 until desired length. This swatch is made up of 12 rows or 3 repeats.

Back of swatch
Back of swatch.

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