The Double Alternate Andalou Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #76

Stitch Description

The Double Alternate Andalou Stitch is a stitch that uses knits and purls to create a subtle textured fabric. It is great for blankets, wash cloths, or any pattern that has large panels.

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Superwash Merino Cashmere

Treat yourself to the luxurious indulgence of cashmere and merino wool, with the added strength of nylon so you don’t have to worry about care–or breaking your budget. Silky soft and wonderfully warm, this elegant, affordable yarn looks and feels fabulous and can be machine washed, making it ideal for baby items, sweaters, accessories, and more.

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Addi Natura Bamboo Double Pointed Needles

These eco-friendly Addi Natura double point needles are created from strong bamboo stock and have a natural touch. Yarns slide easily over the smooth finish. The approximate US size and exact metric size are stamped on the needle. Perfect for knitting in the round to create that warm winter hat or pair of socks! They carry a lifetime warranty from manufacturer’s defect. A great bamboo needle for effortless knitting!

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Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch

Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Easy

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 6 + 2

Stitch Characteristics

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Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 6 + 2

  • 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.

Swatch Photos

How to Knit the Double Alternate Andalou Stitch Right Side

How to Knit 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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