How to Knit the Basketweave Stitch

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 (Latch\xe9 Swing) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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