Basketweave is a really fun and easy knitting stitch that comes in a bunch of different variations. This is one of my favorites because it keeps you entertained pretty well and knits up really quickly.
This is a great block to add to a sampler afghan because of the texture and visual interest it brings to the party.
- about 100 yards of the worsted weight yarn of your choice (I used Plymouth Encore color 1231)
- one pair size 8 US knitting needles
- scissors and yarn needle
19 stitches per 4 inches, or 4.75 stitches per inch.
12 by 12 inch block.
- Cast on 59 stitches.
- Work in Basketweave as follows:
Row one: Knit across.
Row two: K4, P3, *K5, P3; repeat from * across, end K4.
Row three: P4, K3, *P5, K3; repeat from * across, end P4.
Row four: Repeat row 2.
Row five: Knit.
Row six: P3, *K5, P3; repeat from * across.
Row seven: K3, *P5, K3; repeat from * across.
Row eight: Repeat row 6.
- Continue in pattern until piece measures 12 inches.
- Bind off in pattern. Weave in ends.