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. This stitch pattern is a very tight weave. It would be perfect to knit for projects that you want to be really stiff, like home decor items. Pillows would be gorgeous!
CLOSER LOOK Diagonal Basket Weave Cable Stitch
It’s a tight weave! Before you get started, I want to point out 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), check out my new Lattice Stitch cable pattern. I also have a very simple Basket Weave knit stitch pattern perfect for beginning knitters, too!
Take a look 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.
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- Yarn - Any Gauge
- Knitting Needles - Appropriate Size for Yarn
- Cable Needle
- Tapestry Needle
KNITTING TECHNIQUES AND ABBREVIATIONS
- SLIP KNOT
- BO = Bind Off
- CO = Cast On
- K = Knit
- P = Purl
Cast On in Multiples of 2
- 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.
- Double Pointed Knitting Needles Size US 7 (4.5mm)
- Stork Scissors Stainless Steel Gold Sewing Scissors Small
- Clover Chibi Jumbo Bent Tip Darning Needle Set
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