Basketweave stitch

captin_jack's picture

Hey men...
I saw a sweater pattern on my friends activity page in ravelry, and I think the stitch pattern looks absolutely awesome. The artist, Lori Versaci, calls it a basketweave stitch, but it doesn't look like any basketweave I've seen before. I would love to make a malabrigo scarf with this stitch patten. Does anyone know how to do this stitch?

The jacket can be seen at if you want to check out the stitch pattern. I'd paste a picture here, but don't wan't to violate any copyright issues.

Thanks for your help on this...


HuskerChub's picture

Certainly not what most people would refer to as a basket weave by any stretch of the imagination. I found the stitch online listed as "Plaited Basket Stitch".

Any odd number

Row 1 (RS): k2, *insert needle in back loop of second st on left needle, k and leave on needle. Then knit the first st, then slip both sts from needle together; rep from *, end k1.
Row 2: p2, * skip next st and purl the second st, then purl the skipped st, then sl both sts from needle together; rep from *, end p1.

Good Luck!

captin_jack's picture

Shawn...thank you so much. You are very right, it wasn't like any basket weave stitch I had ever seen, but I realy liked the texture.

Have a great weekend, bud.

2manyhobbies's picture

Has anyone used this stitch for a men's sweater? I have some coffee-brown felt yarn, and was thinking about knitting a swatch in this stitch to see how it looked.