November 6th, 2013

Fancy Stitch Combos – Sand/Rice Stitch

Instructions for working this stitch:
Cast-on an even number of stitches.
Row 1 (RS): K all stitches
Row 2: *K1, P1*, repeat between *s to end of row
Row 3: K all stitches
Row 4: *P1, K1*, repeat between *s to end of row
Work to desired length, bind-off normally on a right-side row.

Instructions for working this stitch in-the-round:
Cast-on an even number of stitches.
Round 1: K all stitches
Round 2: *K1, P1*, repeat between *s to end of round
Round 3: K all stitches
Round 4: *P1, K1″, repeat between *s to end of round
Work to desired length, BO normally on odd-numbered round.

The two stitches used in this pattern are the knit stitch (link to slow demonstration video).
And the purl stitch (link to slow demonstration video).

Information on things you’ll see in this video:
The poncho on the mannequin is the Easy Folded Poncho, knit in Knit Picks City Tweed DK.

My “Embrace the Swatch” water bottle can be found here.

The bulky yarn I used for demonstration and the bulky sample is Lion Brand Hometown USA. I demonstrated using size 13 US (9mm) needles.

The yarn I used in the pink sample is Be Sweet Bambino Taffy in Licorice, using US size 4 (3.5mm) needles.


  1. Can-I-use-the-San-rice-stitch-in-scarf?

    Comment by Olga — November 10, 2013 @ 7:55 pm

  2. Olga – I think there are better stitch combos for a scarf (I prefer both sides of the scarf to match), but since this stitch does not curl, it will work as a scarf. My favorite simple scarf pattern is the One Row Scarf by the Yarn Harlot:

    S t a c i

    Comment by s t a c i — November 10, 2013 @ 8:09 pm

  3. I’m a brand new knitter (have knit a hat, two cowls, and a bunny). Both cowls were using this stitch — had no idea it had a name! I love the effect in the cowl and especially love the cowl I knit with this stitch using a lovely butter yellow yarn — the stitches really show off nicely with that one. Thanks bunches for these great videos.

    Comment by Diane — February 24, 2014 @ 12:22 am

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