How to Knit the Double Alternate Andalou Stitch

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the double alternate andalou stitch. This stitch uses knits and purls to create a subtle textured fabric that is great for blankets, wash cloths, or any pattern that has large panels.

Skill: Easy
Cast On: Multiples of 6 + 2

For this pattern you will need to know the following techniques:
Knit – k
Purl – p

Pattern Instructions:

Row 1: Knit all sts.
Row 2: K2, *p4, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 3: Knit all sts.
Row 4: P2, *p1, k2, p3; rep from * to end.

Repeat rows 1 – 4 until you have reached your desired length.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Example of the Double Alternate Andalou Stitch Right Side

Example of the Double Alternate Andalou Stitch Right Side (click for larger)

Example of the Double Alternate Andalou Stitch Wrong Side

Example of the Double Alternate Andalou Stitch Wrong Side (click for larger)

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