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.
Cast On: Multiples of 8 + 5
For this pattern you will need to know the following techniques:
Knit – k
Purl – p
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 basketweave stitch (ws)
music in video is from demo 2008 by (Latch\xe9 Swing) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
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