stitch pattern – pebble stitch

Pebble stitch

The pebble stitch combines strategically placed increases and decreases with regular knit and purl stitches. This makes it both very easy and fast to work, and gives lovely texture to your project. Please note, that due to the decreases in one of the pattern rows, the stitch count changes. They are brought back to the cast-on number of stitches on the following row, though.

This stitch pattern is worked as a multiple of 2 stitches, and in a four-row repeat. When worked with edge stitches as shown here (2 edge stitches in garter stitch on both sides of the swatch), you could consider to only work the stitches inside the repeat as shown below.

Materials used

Yarn: Paintbox Yarns Simply DK, a good value, good quality 100% acrylic yarn, in the color 128 Lime Green.

Knitting needles: This is a pair of straights that I picked up at the second-hand store when I started knitting, brand unknown.

Stitches used

  • k – knit
  • k2tog – knit 2 stitches together
  • m1r – increase by lifting the thread between the stitch just knit and the next one from the back with your left needle, then knit into the front of the loop
  • p – purl
  • st(s) – stitch(es)

Pebble stitch

Row 1 (right side): Knit.

Row 2 (wrong side): Purl.

Row 3: K1, *k2tog; rep from * to last st before end, k1.

Row 4: K1,*m1r, k1; rep from * to last st before end, k1.

Repeat rows 1-4 for pattern until desired length.

In the below pictures, you see the patterning first from the right, and then also from the wrong side of the fabric:

Pwbblw atitch on the RS
Pebble stitch as seen from the right side
Pebble stitch from the WS
Pebble stitch as seen from the wrong side
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