Thursday, March 01, 2007

Basket Weave Blanket



Yarn: Sport weight yarn (I used Bernat Softee Baby)
Needles: 4 mm (US6)
Finished Size: Approximately 14" x 14"
To make this blanket larger cast on more stitches in multiples of 4.

Abbreviations
CO = Cast On
sts = Stitches
K = Knit
P = Purl
YF = Yarn Forward
YB = Yarn Back
Sl2 = slip 2 stitches purlwise

Blanket
CO 94 stitches
Knit 6 rows in garter stitch (knit every row)
Start Pattern
Row 1: K7, *yf, sl2, yb, k2; repeat from * till 5 sts remain, K5
Row 2: K4, Purl till 4 sts remain, K4
Row 3: K5, *yf, sl2, yb, k2; repeat from * to last 7 sts, yf, sl2, yb, k5
Row 4: K4, Purl till 4 sts remain, K4

Repeat the above rows until blanket is desired length minus about an inch.

Knit 6 rows in garter stitch (Knit each row)
Bind Off and weave in ends.

6 comments:

Anne K. said...

Isn't that the prettiest stitch! Love it, Cheryl, thanks so much for sharing. Slipped stitches can make the most interesting textures, and this one looks simple, with terrific results. Will try soon!!!

HAINAngel2000 said...

I may have to try this pattern out!! Its been several years since I made a baby afghan. But this looks like it would be fun to do!! Mary

bevq said...

What a beautiful blanket! You are very talented and your knitting turns out wonderfully! I might have to try one of these blankets. Thanks for the pattern hon. =)

Bev Q

Hilsgal said...

This is pretty and is so easy that even I can do it - - WHEW and another thing on the "todo" list. Thanks for sharing

Sandy said...

Very pretty blanket. Have you ever worked this up with worsted weight yarn? I'm also wondering about how easy the pattern is once you get rollin. I'm not good at constantly reading which line I'm on etc. I really love the look of this and would like to give it a try. Let me know your thoughts on the ease of doing it. Would you label it interm. or advanced?

Thanks
Sandy

Sandy said...

Ok, have studied your pattern again after having a cup of coffee and it looks like something I could do. The trick I think for me is making sure I only work on it here and not when I'm doing lots of other things or not tote it places. I still consider myself a beginner when it comes to knitting and so doing more complicated patterns and stitches gives me pause.

Thanks for sharing the pattern. You make lovely things.

Sandy