Double Alternate Andalou Stitch

The Double Alternate Andalou Knitting Stitch Pattern

About this Stitch Pattern

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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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Stitch Pattern Details

Skill Level


Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 6 + 2

Stitch 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.

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Stitch Pattern Characteristics


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8 thoughts on “Double Alternate Andalou Stitch

  1. maureen hill says:

    Thanks for these awesome tutorials. I have learned so many awesome new stitches from your videos. As a new knitter, they are invaluable. Could you someday show how you tension your yarn for english knitting? I cant figure out how you do it and it would make knitting that way much faster.
    Thanks and keep up the great work!
    maureen hill

  2. judyfbh says:

    On your video Row 4 starts with P2, but on the printed instructions, Row 4  starts with P3. What is the correct Row 4? I like the stitch and would like to make it.

  3. anne47allen says:

    I needed a stich for a baby blanket.  his looks likethe one!   Not too open, nice and warm.

  4. SueFerns says:

    I really like your new page! It’s not so distracting. Just an idea for future days, show different types of knitting. Like the continental, american, peruvian, old germain, etc. I am on knitting paradise and the folks on there keep talking about different way of knitting. Love your site!

    • newstitchaday says:

       @SueFerns glad you like it. I would love to do other styles of knitting, but it take about 4 hours just to produce one video in one style. And I’m a horrible continental knitter.

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