I’ve liked the look of the granite stitch ever since I first saw it on Pinterest, but I like it even more now. I knit this block as another swatch to see if it would work for a future design. It won’t work for the one I had in mind, but I love how simple yet interesting the stitch pattern is. It also lays neatly flat instead of curling, which gives it bonus points. I think it would be a great stitch for a scarf or a blanket. Downside, though: the stitches really scrunch together. My gauge with these needles and this yarn would usually be around 4 stitches per inch, but with granite stitch it ended up being 6 stitches per inch.
What you’ll need:
- Size 8 needles
- Worsted weight acrylic yarn
Skills you’ll need:
Gauge: 6 stitches/inch
Cast on 42 sts.
Continue until block measures 9 inches from cast on edge. Bind off.
What do you think? What would you like to make with the granite stitch? (Leave me a comment with your ideas, and if your idea turns into a design later, I’ll name it after you!)