This famous pattern is notable for its ease of working and handsome appearance. It is often done with 7 purl sts across the horizontal bars, instead of 5 as given here; but the shorter 5-stitch span is preferable. Basketweave is not to be confused with Basket Stitch.


Multiple of 8 sts plus 5.

Row 1 (Right side)—Knit. Row 2—K5, * p3, k5; rep from *. Row 3—P5, * k3, p5; rep from *. Row 4—Repeat Row 2. Row 5—Knit.

Row 6—Kl, * p3, k5; rep from *, end last rep kl instead of k5. Row 7—PI, * k3, p5; rep from *, end last rep pi instead of p5. Row 8—Repeat Row 6.

Repeat Rows 1-8.


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