How to Knit a Scarf in a Basketweave Pattern

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Basketweave stitch patterns can allow a piece of clothing, such as a scarf, to be reversible. Simple to work, the basketweave pattern gives a bit of texture to a simple knit scarf. The scarf is knit using a combination of the basic knitting stitches - knit and purl - to create the textured fabric. Scarves make great gifts for the holidays. Knit the scarf in any length with any yarn.

Things You'll Need

  • Yarn
  • Knitting needles
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Cast on a multiple of eight stitches plus five edge stitches. Determine your width before casting on so as you can determine the proper number of stitches to cast on.

  • Knit row one.

  • Knit five stitches. Purl three stitches and then knit five stitches. Repeat this process to the end of the row. This completes row two.

  • Purl five stitches. Knit three stitches and then purl five stitches. Repeat this process to the end of the round. This completes row three.

  • Repeat row two for row four. Knit row five in the knit stitch.

  • Knit one stitch. Purl three stitches and then knit five stitches. Repeat this process to the end of the row and end the last repeat with a knit one instead of a knit five. This completes row six.

  • Purl one stitch. Knit three stitches and then purl five stitches. Repeat this process to the end of the row and end the last repeat with a purl one instead of a purl five. This completes row seven.

  • Repeat row six for row eight.

  • Repeat rows 1 through 8 until the scarf measures to the desired length. Bind off all stitches and weave in the ends.

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References

  • "A Treasury of Knitting Patterns"; Barbara G. Walker; 1998
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