The Banded Basket Stitch

Stitch Description

The banded basket stitch is a knitting pattern which creates a woven looking fabric. The basketweave pattern has one column of thin stitches, and one almost double its width. This is a simple, reversible, all-over knitting stitch, and it’s graphic lines are aesthetically pleasing on larger projects. The classic style of the banded basket stitch is reminiscent of folk crafts of the 1970’s. Use this in blankets, washcloths, or market bags.

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Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch

P
Purl Stitch


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Easy

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 10

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiple of 9 sts + 6

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiple of 9 sts + 6.

  • Row 1 (Right Side): P6, *k3, p6; rep from * to end.
  • Row 2: K6, *p3, k6; rep from * to end.
  • Row 3: P6, *k3, p6; rep from * to end.
  • Row 4: K6, *p3, k6; rep from * to end.
  • Row 5: P6, *k3, p6; rep from * to end.
  • Row 6: K6, *p3, k6; rep from * to end.
  • Row 7: K6, *p3, k6; rep from * to end.
  • Row 8: P6, *k3, p6; rep from * to end.
  • Row 9: K6, *p3, k6; rep from * to end.
  • Row 10: P6, *k3, p6; rep from * to end.

Repeat rows 1-10 until you have reached your desired length.

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