Monday, August 03, 2015


Stitch of the Month – August 2015
The Double Basket stitch pattern creates a lot of texture. The pattern is worked using only knit and purl stitches but the textured effect is quite dramatic. The pattern is reversible making it a good choice for scarves and shawls.

The fabric tends to pull in slightly through the width so it’s a good idea to do a swatch particularly when combining the Double Basket stitch with another stitch pattern.

Double Basket Stitch
(Multiples of 18 stitches + 10)
Row 1 (RS) *K11, p2, k2, p2, k1; repeat from * to last 10 sts; k10
Row 2  P1, k8, p1, *p1, [k2, p2] twice, k8, p1; repeat from * to end
Row 3  *K1, p8, [k2, p2] twice, k1; rep from * to last 10 sts; k1, p8, k1
Row 4  p10, *p1, k2, p2, k2, p11; repeat from * to end
Rows 5 to 8  Repeat rows 1 through 4
Row 9  Knit
Row 10  [p2, k2] twice, p2, *p10, [k2, p2] twice; rep from * to end
Row 11  *[k2, p2] twice, k2, p8; rep from *, repeat fro * to last 10 sts; [k2, p2] twice, k2
Row 12  [p2, k2] twice, p2, *k8, [p2, k2] twice, p2; rep from * to end
Row 13  *[k2, p2] twice, k10; rep from *, repeat from * to last 10 sts; [k2, p2] twice, k2
Rows 14 to 17  Repeat rows 10 through 13
Row 18  Purl
These 18 rows form the Double Basket stitch pattern.

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