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How to Knit the Basketweave Stitch

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This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the basket weave stitch. This pattern uses simple knits and purls to create a textured fabric that emulates a woven basket. It is a great pattern for blankets and washcloths as well as bags, pillows, or scarves.

Skill: Beginner

Cast On: Multiples of 8 + 5

For this pattern you will need to know the following techniques:

Knit – k

Purl – p

Pattern:

Row 1: Knit all stitches.
Row 2: K5, *p3, k5; rep from * to end
Row 3: P5, *k3, p5; rep from * to end
Row 4: Rep row 2
Row 5: Knit all sts
Row 6: K1, *p3, k5; rep from * to last stitch, k1
Row 7: P1, *k3, P5; rep from * to last stitch, p1
Row 8: Rep row 6

Repeat rows 1 – 8 until you have reached your desired length.

After a few repeats your pattern should look like this:

Example of the basket weave stitch (RS)

Example of the basket weave stitch (RS)

Example of the basketweave stitch (ws)

Example of the basketweave stitch (ws)


music in video is from demo 2008 by (Latchxe9 Swing) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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Comments

  1. greatgal32@yahoo.com

    April 22, 2013

    8+5. You mean that you cast on multiples of 8 and then add 5 at the end? If not, what?

    • Johnny Vasquez

      April 22, 2013

      Yes that is what it means.

  2. greatgal32@yahoo.com

    April 22, 2013

    I am very confused with this one

    • Johnny Vasquez

      April 22, 2013

      There is an issue with this pattern. It needs to be corrected.