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How to Knit the Basketweave Stitch

The basketweave stitch is an easy knitting stitch to create a beautiful texture. Combine knits and purls to knit a basket like stitch that works well in many yarn weights.

Learn how to knit the basketweave stitch in this easy knitting tutorial. There are a few ways to knit basket weave with different stitch combinations. I share one basketweave stitch pattern here.

Basketweave stitch knit in super bulky yarn.
The knit and purl repetition here is mesmerizing!

This basket weave stitch pattern is a simple four row (or round) repeat. It’s an easy purl and knit stitch pattern that you can quickly knit up.

Materials

Any weight yarn and matching needles. In the sample I use Paintbox Simply Chunky a #6 super bulky weight yarn (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz. / 100 g, 65 yd. / 60 m) in color soft fudge on 8mm US Size 11 knitting needles.

You can knit the basketweave stitch in any weight yarn and needles suitable to your yarn. I love how this texture works up in the chunky yarn though!

Notes

To knit this stitch flat you need a multiple is 4 + 3. This means the number of stitches you cast on needs to be divisible by 4, and then you add another 3 stitches to your number.

For instance 16 = 4 x 4, or 16/4 = 4. Then add 3: 16 + 3 = 19. So a cast on of 19 would work for this stitch.

Stitches/Abbreviations US Terms

BO – bind off 

CO – Cast On

K – knit

P – purl

rep – repeat

st(s) – stitch(es)

Gauge

4”/10cm x 4”/10cm = 9.5 sts x 16 rows in basket weave pattern, unblocked

For help checking gauge I have a tutorial on what gauge is and how to measure it.

Level

Beginner

Scroll down for the basketweave stitch knitting pattern!

Basketweave stitch knit in super bulky yarn.

Basketweave Stitch Knitting Tutorial

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 1 minute
Active Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 12 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $1

Learn how to knit the basketweave stitch in this easy knitting tutorial.

Materials

  • Any weight yarn, in the sample I use Paintbox Simply Chunky a #6 super bulky weight yarn (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz. / 100 g, 65 yd. / 60 m) in color soft fudge.

Tools

  • Needles to match your yarn. I use 8mm US Size 11 knitting needles for this tutorial.

Instructions

  1. CO 19, or a multiple of 4 + 3; you can also just add or subtract in 4s to my cast on.
  2. Row 1. (RS) K
  3. Row 2. *K3, P1 rep * until 3 sts left, K3.
  4. Row 3. K
  5. Row 4. K1, *P1, K3 rep * until 2 sts left, P1, K1.
  6. Rep these 4 rows for length.
  7. BO.

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