How to Knit the Two Color Plaited Basketweave Stitch

How to Knit the Two Color Plaited Basketweave Stitch

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the two color plaited basketweave stitch. This stitch creates a dense pattern with lots of texture. The two color plaited basketweave stitch would be great for washcloths, baby blanket, and coffee cozies!

Materials Used in this Tutorial


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Valley Yarns Northampton

Sourced the softest wool WEBS could find and dyed in a beautiful collection of solid colors and heathered shades. It is a dream to felt and soft enough for cozy garments. Valley Yarns Northampton also has a whopping 247 yards per skein. It is beautiful and economical. Made in Peru.

A pair of knitting needles


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TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:

Knit Stitch – K
Purl – P

Skill: Intermediate
Cast On: Multiple of 3 sts. Colors A and B.

Pattern Instructions

  1. Note

    Cast on with Color A and knit one row.

  2. Row 1

    (Wrong Side) Color B: p3, *sl 1, wyif, p2; rep from *.

  3. Row 2

    Color B: k2, *drop next (color A) st off needle to front of work, k2, then with point of left-hand needle pick up dropped st and slip it onto right-hand needle without working; rep from *, end k1.

  4. Row 3

    Color A: *p2, sl 1 wyif; rep from *, end p3.

  5. Row 4

    Color A: k1, *sl 2 wyib, drop next (color B) st off needle to front of work, sl the same 2 sts back to left-hand needle, pick up dropped st onto right-hand needle without working, k2; rep from *, end k2.

Repeat rows 1-4 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Two Color Basketweave Stitch. (Right Side)

Example of the Two Color Basketweave Stitch. Right Side (Click for Larger Image)

Example of the Two Color Plaited Basketweave Stitch. (Wrong Side)

Example of the Two Color Plaited Basketweave Stitch. Wrong Side (Click for Larger Image)

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