How to Knit a Basket Weave Stitch

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The basket weave stitch is a simple way to make an interesting pattern. This pattern is done by stitching multiples of ten stitches. The stitch can be used to make scarves, quilts, throws, sweaters and stockings. This pattern is distinctive and knits up quickly. It can be used to decorate many areas of your wardrobe and home.

Things You'll Need

  • Yarn
  • Needles
  • Knit the first row by knitting across the entire row.

  • Knit row two as a repeating pattern of knit 6, purl 4.

  • Knit row three as a repeating pattern of knit 4, purl 6.

  • Knit row four as a repeating pattern of knit 6, purl 4.

  • Knit row five as a repeating pattern of knit 4, purl 6.

  • Knit row six as a repeating pattern of knit 6, purl 4.

  • Knit row seven as the ordinary knit stitch across to the end of the row.

  • Knit row eight as a repeating pattern of purl 4, knit 6 to the end of the row.

  • Knit row nine as a repeating pattern of purl 6, knit 4 to the end of the row.

  • Knit row ten as you did row eight. Knit row eleven as you did row nine. Knit row twelve as you did row eight. Repeat these twelve rows to form the basket weave pattern.

Tips & Warnings

  • To knit this pattern, you will need knowledge of how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off.

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