Are you looking for a great textured knitting stitch?
Look no further than this simple basket weave stitch. You can learn it in one sitting! This basket weave knitting stitch variation is a great option when texture is a must. It’s not technically reversible, however, it looks great on both sides. Use it for projects like blankets, baskets and even garments!
For the demonstration today, I’ll be working with my Knitter’s Pride Dreamz double pointed needles – only because they’re great to use for filming! You can use straight needles or circular needles for this stitch.
The simplicity of this basket weave knitting stitch will work with a variety of yarn types and weights. Since you want to see the stitch pattern, choose a smoother yarn. For the demo today, I’m working with Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice yarn in the color “linen”.
Let’s give it a try!
In this tutorial we’ll work up a test swatch so you can get the hang of this simple basket weave knitting stitch before diving into a project.
(By the way, let me know in the comment section what types of patterns you would like to see from me that use this stitch!)
- Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, Linen
- 5.5 mm Knitting Needles
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How to Knit a Simple Basket Weave Stitch Pattern
As always, I recommend you watch the tutorial first and follow up with the written instructions below. When you can see something in action before reading any instructions, a stitch always seems much easier to master!
This tutorial is also available in a left-handed version. Click on the link below to be directed to the left-handed tutorial on YouTube.
Simple Basket Weave Knitting Stitch Pattern
Abbreviations you’ll need to know
- CO – Cast On
- K – Knit
- P – Purl
- Rem – Remaining
- St(s) – Stitch(es)
Cast on a multiple of 6 + 2 sts then add 2 more for each edge. For example, 18 + 2 + 2 = 22
Row 1: K all sts.
Row 2: P all sts.
Row 3: K1 (edge st). *K2, P4. Rep to last 3 sts. K2 and K1 (edge st).
Row 4: K the knits and P the purls.
Row 5: K1 (edge st). *K2, P4. Rep to last 3 sts. K2 and K1 (edge st).
Row 6: K the knits and P the purls.
Row 7: K all sts.
Row 8: P all sts.
Row 9: K1 (edge st). *P3, K2, P1. Rep to last 3 sts. P2 and K1 (edge st).
Row 10: K the knits and P the purls.
Row 11: K1 (edge st). *P3, K2, P1. Rep to last 3 sts. P2 and K1 (edge st).
Row 12: K the knits and P the purls.
Rep rows 1-12 until your project measures the proper length. Work your bind off on a 1st row.