Basket weave stitch
Traditional basket weave stitch – an “easy-to-do” basic knitting stitch. I love the way simple knit and purl stitches combine in this pattern to look like real basket weaving. Lovely sight of series of knit and purl stitches overlapping each other – knit 3, purl 9.
For basket weave stitch you’ll need multiple of 12 stitches + 2 edge stitches.
Work the right side following the diagram. Work all stitches on the wrong side as they appear.
Row by row instructions:
Rows 1, 3, 13, 15: edge st, * k12 *, k3, edge st
Row 2 (and every even row): work stitches as they appear
Rows 5, 7, 9, 11: edge st, * k3, p9 *, k3, edge st
Rows 17, 19, 21, 23: edge st, * p8, k3, p1 *, p3, edge st