Pattern:

Diagonal Basketweave Knitting Pattern

by Kris | 13 responses | September 17, 2013

Diagonal basketweave is one of those knitting patterns that looks so intimidating, but once you understand the method is a lot of fun to knit. I’ve tried it in both cotton and wool and both swatches are very flat and resistant to curling, so the pattern seems ideally suited to blankets and the edges of sweaters.

Diagonal Basketweave Knitting Pattern

Use the size of needle suggested on your package (or whatever needle you would usually use with your yarn), or possibly a size larger. Knitting a little bit loosely will make everything a lot easier. Some yarns look good when knit this way with needles about 4 sizes larger than normal – it’s worth swatching if you want an openwork look.

 

Diagonal Basketweave Knitting Pattern

multiple of 2 stitches plus 1
(repeat what is between the * * to the last stitch)

 

Row 1: slip 1 as to knit, bring the yarn to the front, slip 1 as to purl, bring the yarn to the back, *knit the second stitch from behind, then the first stitch, slip both from needle* knit 1

Row 2: slip 2 as to purl, bring the yarn to the front, *purl the second stitch, then the first stitch, slip both from needle*, knit 1

 

The directions are a little dense, but the pictures below should help.

 

Row 1

Diagonal Basketweave Knitting Pattern

Slip 1 stitch as you would to knit it.

Diagonal Basketweave Knitting Pattern

Bring the yarn to the front.

Diagonal Basketweave Knitting Pattern

Slip 1 stitch as you would to purl it.

Diagonal Basketweave Knitting Pattern

Bring the yarn to the back.

Diagonal Basketweave Knitting Pattern

Slide your needle into the second stitch.

Diagonal Basketweave Knitting Pattern

Knit it.

Diagonal Basketweave Knitting Pattern

Pull the loop of yarn through, but leave those stitches on the needle.

Diagonal Basketweave Knitting Pattern

Slip the needle into the first stitch.

Diagonal Basketweave Knitting Pattern

Now knit that one.

Diagonal Basketweave Knitting Pattern

With both stitches knit it should look like this.

Diagonal Basketweave Knitting Pattern

Pull both stitches off the needle they were on (the left hand needle if you are knitting right handed.)

Diagonal Basketweave Knitting Pattern

Repeat this until you have 1 stitch left. Knit it.

Diagonal Basketweave Knitting Pattern

Row 2

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Slip the first 2 stitches the way you would purl them.

Diagonal Basketweave Knitting Pattern

Bring the yarn to the front of the work.

Diagonal Basketweave Knitting Pattern

Purl the second stitch.

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Leave both stitches on the needle.

Diagonal Basketweave Knitting Pattern

Purl the first stitch.

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It should look like this with both stitches purled.

Diagonal Basketweave Knitting Pattern

Pull both stitches off of the needle together.

Diagonal Basketweave Knitting Pattern

Repeat this to the end. Knit the last stitch.

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Kris

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  • Courtney

    LOVE this look! Thanks for the pattern!

    -Courtney
    http://www.alwaysrooney.com

  • Michele

    Love this! You made an excellent, easy to follow tutorial. I am definitely going to try this! Thanks so much.

  • anja

    nice pattern !! but i,m dutch !! can je translate the pattern ? in dutch ??

    • http://howdidyoumakethis.com/ How Did You Make This?

      I don’t know Dutch, but google does: http://translate.google.com/

      I hope that helps!

  • Carol

    Hi. Any thoughts on how to convert this to knit in the round?

    • Becky

      It might be like herringbone stitch where your second round you knit through the front loops instead of the back loops, which you did in the first round.

  • Kitty

    Wonderful pattern! Cannot wait to try it! Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Arianne

    When i knitted this up it came up like a rick rack rib pattern, so this but ribbed. I’m not sure what i’m doing wrong… Cn anyone help? But this pattern is the same as the pattern used for rick rack rib. Any suggestions?

    • Shelly Peters

      That is probably because you are using even stitches. Always remember there is one extra stitch on the knit side. That pulls the pattern into a basket look. If it is even, you get a Rick rack rib pattern!

  • wilma

    I still don’t get it, can you put up a film???

  • alyssamacd

    Want to make a throw out of this pattern… any suggestions on what kind of wool to use? I love what you used here but it looks like cotton and we decided that cotton doesn’t stay well. What do you think?

    • http://howdidyoumakethis.com/ How Did You Make This?

      This swatch is made from cotton (jus

  • http://annaindeed.blogspot.com/ Anna

    This is such a beautiful stitch!! <3