In this post, I’m sharing how to knit the Andalusian stitch pattern (a cousin of the Double Andalusian stitch we practiced a while ago).
Actually, it’s easier, perfect for beginners, unlike flamenco, (don’t ask!).
Basically, the Andalusian stitch is a four-row repeat pattern. It combines knit and purl stitches in one row; the remaining three are plain knit or purl rows… it couldn’t be easier 🙂
When I find patterns like this one, I need to say a couple of things:
On one hand, knitting does not have to be complicated… this is proof!
On the other hand, it’s incredible to see the number of fabulous patterns that exist; our possibilities to create lovely garments are endless.
Are you just starting to knit? No worries! The only techniques we are knit and purl stitches 😉
The Andalusian stitch has a rich and delicate texture to it at the same time, which makes it a great option for many different projects: from baby stuff to bags, cushions, dishcloths, and even scarves or sweaters.
However, throughout the years, I’ve made several swatches, and depending on the fiber, it tends to bend at the bottom, and sometimes, it curls on the sides.
So, to avoid future headaches, it’s worth adding an edge or border on each side of the piece 😉
Ok, no more chatting!
Grab your needles and some yarn and let’s get started.
CO: Cast on
RS: Right side of the work
BO: Bind off
Andalusian knit stitch pattern
CO an odd number of stitches; i.e.: 15 st (the edge stitches, the first and the last are included).
1º and 3º rows (RS): K across
2º row: P across
4º row: K1 (edge), P1, *K1, P1*. Repeat from * to *, to last st, K1 (edge).
These four rows create the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached.
When finished BO knitwise after a row 2 (RS).
This is the other side of the work:
Enjoy the video tutorial:
Thank you for watching!
Hugs, and happy knitting 🙂
Carolina – So Woolly
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