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Basketweave 2 swatch.

A swatch of the Basketweave 2 pattern.

Sarah White
Definition:

There are several variations on the basketweave stitch. Here are two of the most popular.

Basketweave 1

Works on multiples of 8 plus 3 stitches.

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.

Repeat these eight rows for pattern.

Used in Basketweave Scarf.

Basketweave 2

Works on multiples of 8 stitches.

Row one:Row 1: *P6, K2, repeat from * across.

Row two: *P2, K6, repeat from * across.

Row three: Repeat row 1.

Row four: Repeat row 2.

Row five: P2, *K2, P6, repeat from * across, ending with P4.

Row six: K4, *P2, K6, repeat from * across, ending with K2.

Row seven: Repeat row 5.

Row eight: Repeat row 6.

Repeat these eight rows for pattern.

Shown in swatch above.

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