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How to Knit the Granite Stitch

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This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the granite stitch. This pattern uses increases and decreases to create a textured ridged fabric. It’s great for blankets, washcloths, and bags.

Skill: Intermediate
Cast On: Multiples of 2

For this pattern you will need to know the following techniques:
Knit – k
Purl – p
Knit Two Together – k2tog

Pattern Instructions:

Row 1: Knit all stitches
Row 2: *K2tog; rep from * to end
Row 3: *(K1, p1) into same stitch; rep from * to end
Row 4: Purl all stitches

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

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Example of the Granite Stitch right side
Example of the Granite Stitch right side close up (click for larger)

Example of the Granite Stitch wrong side
Example of the Granite Stitch wrong side close up (click for larger)

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Comments

  1. MaryEllenHubbard

    May 21, 2012

    Love the “new” music! 

  2. Delores

    May 21, 2012

    that is a simple yet very pretty stitch  Thanks for the teaching