Wednesday, January 01, 2014


STITCH OF THE MONTH – January 2014
The Basketweave stitch creates a beautiful textured pattern giving the fabric a woven appearance. The stitch pattern uses only knit and purl stitches where the purl blocks appear to wrap around the knit blocks producing the resemblance to basketweave.

Although the pattern is not a truly reversible stitch; however, the ‘wrong side’ also has a nice appearance. This stitch pattern has been is often used for washcloths, blankets and scarves. The pattern looks complicated but is quite simple to work and easy to remember.

Basketweave Stitch
(Multiples of 8 stitches + 5)
Row 1 (RS):    Knit 
Row 2:            K5, *p3, k5; rep from * to end
Row 3:            P5, *k3, p5; rep from * to end
Row 4:            K5, *p3, k5; rep from * to end
Row 5:            Knit
Row 6:            K1, *p3, k5; rep from * to last 4 sts, p3, k1
Row 7:            P1, *k3, p5; rep from * to last 4 sts, k3, p1
Row 8:            K1, *p3, k5; rep from * to last 4 sts, p3, k1
These 8 rows form the Basketweave stitch pattern.

rep     repeat
RS     right side
st(s)  stitch(es)

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