Basket Rib and Basket Welt Patterns

Here are two variations on Basketweave, which together illustrate very plainly how knit and purl stitches are played each against a background of the other. Though Basket Rib consists mostly of purl, or horizontal, stitches, its effect is vertical, like a ribbing. And though Basket Welt consists mostly of knit, or vertical stitches, its quality is definitely horizontal.

Rib Pattern

above: Basket Rib Pattern below: Basket Welt Pattern


Multiple of 4 sts plus 1.

Row 1 (Right side)—Kl, * pi, kl; rep from *. Row 2—K2, * pi, k3; rep from *, end pi, k2. Row 3—P2, * kl, p3; rep from *, end kl, p2. Row 4—PI, * kl, pi; rep from *. Row 5—Kl, * p3, kl; rep from *. Row 6—PI, * k3, pi; rep from *.

Repeat Rows 1-6.


Multiple of 10 sts. Odd-numbered rows are right-side rows.

above: Basket Rib Pattern below: Basket Welt Pattern

Basket Pattern Knit

Double Basket Pattern

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