Fancy Stitch Combo – Granite Relief Stitch

The yarns I show in this video are:
LB Collection Superwash Merino
LB Collection Cotton Bamboo
LB Collection Silk

Instructions for working this stitch:
CO a multiple of 2 stitches
To feature the pretty side of the CO, purl one row.
Row 1 (RS) Knit.
Row 2 K2tog across row.
Row 3 K into the front and back of each st.
Row 4 Purl.
Rep rows 1-4 to desired length.
Finish Row 4, and BO on RS.

To work this stitch in the round:
CO a multiple of 2 stitches
Round 1 – Knit
Round 2 – p2tog around
Round 3 – kfb into each stitch
Round 4 – Knit
Repeat rounds 1-4 to desired length, BO.

To make the dishcloth I show in the video:
CO 44 stitches using size US 6 (4mm) needles.
Knit 9 rows
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: K5, K2tog across row to last 5 stitches, K5
Row 3: K5, K into the front and back of each st to last 5 stitches, K5
Row 4: K5, Purl to last 5 stitches, K5
Repeat Rows 1-4 ten times.
Knit 10 rows, BO all stitches.
Finished dishcloth is about 8″ square.

My Ravelry page for the shawl I’m wearing (not my design), can be found here.

The needles I use for demonstration are Knitter’s Pride Bamboo DPNs.

The nail polish I’m wearing is by Julep, color “London”.

8 comments on “Fancy Stitch Combo – Granite Relief Stitch

  1. Very pretty stitch. I love to make dishcloths so I will be trying this one out. Could you please tell me what size needles you used? Thank you so much. I always look forward to Wednesdays to see what new videos you have!


  2. Am trying the patterun now for a washcloth ….makes for good city bus knitting! Thank you

  3. would this make a sporty scarf for my daughter who is a park ranger? I am still an easy peasy knitter.

    your nail polish is so pretty.

  4. Hi Staci…beautiful stitch…I too look forward for wednesdays ..just one question on doing this stitch does it create like a wavy border one one end and straight in other end ? Just wanted to confirm….it really looks pretty though 🙂

  5. OMG. Your vídeos are GOURGEOUS and the WAY you explain the stiches Is so good that even I (Your faithfull portuguese fan) can perfectly understand . Thank you very much.

  6. Love the stitch .. would you think it possible to use in a shawl? If I were thinking the yarn cotton bamboo what would you think?

    thank you for the great videos.


  7. I never heard about Granite relief stitch, but I found from and I saw your video now I will try this stich and then I will teach my sister- in-law. I like to learn more stiches like these so how can I find out please let me know.

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