Double Andalusian Stitch- Stitchology 34 by Bethany A Dailey
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Double Andalusian Stitch- Stitchology 34

Loom Knitting
July 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
75 yards (69 m)
8" x 8"
This pattern is available for free.

This month we feature a stitch with a rhythmic and almost calming repeating pattern of simple knits and purls. The Double Andalusian Stitch, sometimes called the Ridge Rib Stitch, is wonderfully versatile and can provide that perfect amount of interest to any project at hand.. Another terrific thing about this stitch is that it is absolutely perfect for summer knitting, as its only two stitches and four repeat pattern rows are so easy to remember and work on the go!

We will be changing the format just a little bit for our Stitchology Column. Each of the featured stitches will be explained row by row via both written and video instructions. We will be focusing on highlighting the repeating stitch pattern itself, so that you can enjoy the freedom of putting these new stitch patterns to use in your own projects as creativity strikes. We hope you will enjoy this new way of learning new stitches with us! :) All these things will be included at the link to the Knitting Board Blog above.

Find all the previous Stitchology Columns at this link here.

For those of you who are still desiring a pattern for a square to continue with your afghan plans, the information on yarn used, etc can be found below, and the chart for the square can be downloaded right here at my Ravelry Store. I hope to continue providing this extra step for my readers as long as I can. Enjoy!*

Items Needed

Loom: Authentic Knitting Board Adjustable Hat Loom: 2 rounded pieces + 3 peg connectors, with pegs in all holes for a 3/8” gauge. The Sock Loom 2 or the All-n-One Loom could also be used.

Yarn: approx. 75 yards Worsted Weight (Sample uses Berroco Vintage in berries)

Notions: Loom tool, yarn needle, scissors. (Also helpful: peg markers, row counter, and blocking pins)

Pattern Notes:

To work this pattern in the round, such as for a hat, use the Repeating Pattern Rows chart, and make sure to read it from right to left for each row, rather than alternating sides each time. Also, cast onto your loom in a clockwise direction, using a number of pegs that is divisible by 3—the number of stitches required for each pattern repeat.

For flat pieces of a greater size, simply increase the number of Repeating Pattern Rows inside the garter stitch edges for the length and width required, then complete with the Finishing Rows. The border edges may need to also be increased to coordinate with the number of increased Repeating Pattern Rows.

(It will be helpful to see the pattern notes at the link to the blog where the entire pattern can be found, as there are extra instructions listed, as well as a tutorial video.)