How to knit the Pebbles stitch pattern
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How to knit the Pebbles stitch (2 adorable sides!)

Today, I’m sharing how to knit the Pebbles stitch, a unique pattern.

It has two adorable sides, totally different, and let me tell you, it’s difficult to decide which one will be the right side of my next project!

On one hand, the so-called right side creates sections of reverse Stockinette stitch, combined with lines of an interesting intricate texture similar to the Chain stitch we practiced a long time ago.

On the other hand, the wrong side looks also beautiful: Sections of Stockinette stitch separated by lines with a subtle texture.

In addition, the Pebbles stitch is a six-row repeat pattern, four of which are plain knit and purl rows (“resting rows”).

Actually, the “real action” takes place in the last two rows, but not to worry, the repeat is short (only 2 steps).

Finally, if you want to knit a scarf, a cowl, a blanket, or any other garment that should stay flat,

add a nice edge at least on the sides, because they tend to bend a little bit.

So, my little Woolly, it’s time to knit a lovely swatch 🙂

Needles, yarn… action!


CO: Cast on

st: Stitch

RS: Right side of the work

K: Knit

P: Purl

yo: Yarn over

wyib: With yarn in back

sl1pw: Slip one stitch purlwise (as if to purl)

p3togtbl: Purl three stitches together through the back loop

BO: Bind off

WS: Wrong side of the work


The even rows form the right side of the work.

The edge (selvage) stitches (the first and the last) will be knitted on every odd row, and purled on every even row.

This swatch was made out of 100% Peruvian Pima cotton yarn #ad

How to knit the Pebbles stitch, a unique pattern with two pretty sides. So Woolly.

Using one of my favorites dpn’s (US 8 – 5 mm), smooth, and pointy, great for dishcloths, hats, socks, etc. #ad

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How to knit the Pebbles stitch (2 adorable sides!)

CO an even number of st (it will include the edge or selvage st).

Rows 1 and 3 (WS): K across

Rows 2 and 4: P across

Row 5: K1 (edge), *(K1, yo, K1) into the next st, wyib sl1pw*. Repeat from * to *, to last st, K1 (edge)

Row 6: P1 (edge), *wyib sl1pw, p3togtbl*. Repeat from * to *, to last st, P1 (edge).

These six rows create the pattern. Repeat them until the desired length is reached.

When finished, BO purlwise after row 3 (RS).

This is the other side of the work (the “wrong” side):

How to knit the Pebbles stitch (written pattern and video tutorial). So Woolly.

Enjoy the video tutorial:

How to knit the Pebbles stitch pattern

Thank you for watching!

Hugs, and happy knitting 🙂

Carolina – So Woolly

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