The Andalusian Stitch takes the humble Stockinette Stitch and with just a little tweek of the Knit & Purl creates a subtle, yet beautiful texture.
The stitch itself is very much based on the stockinette pattern, but with every third row of what would typically be knit stitches replaced by a row of ribbing.
This deft change helps break up the uniformness of the plain old stockinette stitch and creates a subtle grid-like texture to the fabric. The great thing about this pattern is that it is still so simple, after a few four-row repeats you will find yourself on autopilot with the garment almost knitting itself.
Ready to get going, then let’s head to the instructions…
Cast on multiples of two stitches for your project.
The first row is entirely made up of knit stitches.
Similarly, every stitch in the second row should be purled .
The third row consists entirely of a two stitch pattern of knit one, purl one. Keep repeating this until you reach the end of the row.
The fourth, and final row in the repeat consists again, entirely of purl stitches..
Once you have completed row four, continue repeating rows one till four until you have the desired size. Told you it was pretty straightforward!!
Techniques Used in this Stitch:
Row 1: k all stitches.
Row 2: p all stitches.
Row 3: *k1, p1; repeat from * till the end of the row.
Row 4: p all stitches.
Repeat rows 1-4 to desired length.