How to knit the Andalusian stitch pattern for beginners
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How to knit the Andalusian stitch (perfect for beginners)

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

st: Stitch

P: Purl

K: Knit

RS: Right side of the work

BO: Bind off

This swatch was knitted in 100% cotton yarn (super soft, great for sensitive skin) #ad

Andalusian stitch: Free knitting pattern and step by step video tutorial. So Woolly.

Using my US 8 / 5 mm double-pointed bamboo needles (great for dishcloths, swatches, and small projects) #ad

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:

How to knit the Andalusian stitch: A super easy four-row repeat pattern, perfect for beginners. So Woolly.

Enjoy the video tutorial:

How to knit the Andalusian stitch

Thank you for watching!

Hugs, and happy knitting 🙂


Carolina –  So Woolly

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