Double Basket Pattern

This pattern has nearly as much lateral stretch as a ribbing. It is quite fascinating when left entirely unblocked, so that the vertical ribs can close up together except where they are pushed apart by the purled welts. This produces a series of highly embossed waves that look almost as if they were done with the aid of a cable needle.

Multiple of 18 sts plus 10.

Row 1 (Right side)—* Kll, p2, k2, p2, kl; rep from *, end klO. Row 2—PI, k8, pi, * pi, (k2, p2) twice, k8, pi; rep from *. Row 3—* Kl, p8, (k2, p2) twice, kl; rep from *, end kl, p8, kl. Row 4—P10, * pi, k2, p2, k2, pll; rep from *. Rows 5, 6, 7, and 8—Repeat Rows 1, 2, 3, and 4. Row 9—Knit.

Row 10—(P2, k2) twice, p2, * p 10, (k2, p2) twice; rep from *. Row 11—* (K2, p2) twice, k2, p8; rep from *, end (k2, p2) twice, k2.

Row 12—(P2, k2) twice, p2, * k8, (p2, k2) twice, p2; rep from *. Row 13—* (K2, p2) twice, klO; rep from *, end (k2, p2) twice, k2. Rows 14, 15, 16, and 17—Repeat Rows 10, 11, 12, and 13. Row 18—Purl.

Repeat Rows 1-18.

above: Elongated Rib Check below: Variation

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