Hi there! Today’s block features basket stitch, one of the most beautiful beginner patterns, in my opinion. I suddenly remembered one of the judges of the series “The Good Wife” 😉
We are nearing the end of our project! Within a week we will be planning different ways of joining squares. I hope to make it in time with my white ones (I’m very very behind).
See you soon!
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The entire pattern is below.
– CO 47 sts with US 8 (5 mm) needles.
– With US 7 (4.5 mm) needles, knit 4 rows.
– Continue working as follows:
3 garter sts, Basket Stitch over 41 sts, 3 garter sts (see the stitch glossary below) until you have a total length of 9.25’’ (23.5 cm).
I knitted 8 times the Basket Stitch pattern complete + rows 1 to 3.
– Knit 4 rows.
– Bind off with US 8 (5 mm) needle. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
k all sts, all rows.
(Over a multiple of 10 sts. I added 1 more st to adjust for our needed 41.)
Repeat instructions between brackets as many times as needed. For this block, make them a total of 4 times, horizontally.
Row 1) (RS) [k2, p7, k1], k1
Row 2) p1, [p1, k7, p2]
Row 3) [k2, p7, k1], k1
Row 4) p all sts
Row 5) [p4, k3, p3], p1
Row 6) k1, [k3, p3, k4]
Row 7) [p4, k3, p3], p1
Row 8) p all sts