Basket weave

Here's my latest creation, another dishcloth.  I really like this pattern, and it's so easy: knit 5, purl 5!  I think I shall try the next one with smaller squares (knit 3, purl 3) and see what develops... keep your needles crossed for me.



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kiwiknitter's picture

I like this pattern, too.  I just started to knit a jumper in a similar basket weave pattern in 3 -5 repeat.  It's easy and fun except when increasing for the arms and having to work it correctly into the pattern.  BTW: did you make this in an acrylic yarn or cotton?

I've got knitting fever in the worsted way.

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly

Jeff1201PA's picture

It's cotton yarn - Lily "Sugar 'n Cream", available at Wal Mart.   I really like the finished product, but I gotta say that it doesn't slide on the needles as well as some other yarns.

Longtime faggot, first time knitter.

Longtime faggot, first time knitter.

Aaronknits's picture

I've heard this referred to as box stitch as well.  I have a blanket pattern that I started but never finished, and some of the panels were done in the 5 x 5 stitch.  The others were the moss/seed stitch.  I have a sh*tload of acrylic in two colors that I still plan to use.  I intend to use it on my couch which means it will also be used by dogs, thus the easily washed acrylic.

Tallguy's picture

I've knit this one too, with cotton, in 3/3 pattern.  I used one whole ball of Bernat Handicrafter cotton, to see how much I can get out of the ball.  It's a good size.  It is cotton, so don't expect it to feel the same as wool!  It's just cotton -- what can you say!  But the pattern is not square, and I keep wondering how I would make those squares square, whenever I am looking at the cloth, which sits in the bathroom.  I know that stocking stitch is said to be square with 5 st by 7 rows.  So maybe 3x4? would work.  I'll try it out on the next one!