Learn how to knit this beautiful Basket Weave Cable Stitch. This 4-Row Repeat design is diagonal and has a woven, braided look using cable stitches. It’s really easy to memorize and creates a really impressive texture.
This Basket Weave Cable Stitch is a very tight weave. As a result, it is perfect to knit for projects that you want to be really stiff, like home decor items. Find all of your materials, techniques, with free written pattern instructions, on flat on straight needles below.
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CLOSER LOOK Diagonal Basket Weave Cable Stitch
Before you get started, I want to emphasize that this cable stitch is a very tight weave, as it crisscrosses itself. If you like the look of this stitch, but would rather it be a more medium weave (and not so tight), you may wish to knit with needles larger than your yarn gauge recommends. Check out my new Lattice Stitch cable pattern, as well as my simple Basket Weave knit stitch pattern.
Take a look at the right and wrong sides of this Diagonal Basket Weave Knit Stitch Pattern. You can see that it is NOT a reversible pattern, as the pretty design is only visible on the right side of our work.
MATERIALS Diagonal Basket Weave Cable Stitch
Feel free to use any yarn weight and appropriately sized knitting needles for this cable knit stitch pattern.
• Yarn in any weight, fiber, & color of your choice.
• Knitting Needles sized appropriately for your yarn.
• Cable Needle
• Tapestry Needle
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HOW TO BASKET WEAVE CABLE STITCH
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- Yarn - Any Gauge
- Knitting Needles - Appropriate Size for Yarn
- Cable Needle
- Tapestry Needle
Cast On in Multiples of 4 Stitches
- Row 1: K2, * Slip 2 Stitches Purlwise + Hold Back, K2 from Left Needle, K2 from Cable Needle *, K2
- Row 2: Purl All
- Row 3: * Slip 2 Stitches Purlwise + Hold Front, K2 from Left Needle, K2 from Cable Needle *
- Row 4: Purl All
Repeat Pattern between * *
Repeat Rows 1 – 4 until your piece is the length you desire and then Bind Off.
Non-Reversible Knit Stitch Pattern.
Very Tight Weave, try to knit loosely.
Tends to Curl Up.
KNITTING TECHNIQUES AND ABBREVIATIONS
- SLIP KNOT
- BO = Bind Off
- CO = Cast On
- K = Knit
- P = Purl
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