Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sunday Morning Knit Wit ~ Woven Stitch

This weeks feature stitch is the Woven Stitch. 

The possibilities for this stitch are endless ~ scarves, afghans, sweaters...  Because this stitch is suitable for so many different projects, I was really undecided as to what I would make for this blog entry.  I finally decided on a basket because I felt that was the most obvious choice.  This was my first time knitting with cotton so I think my gauge may be a little too loose, but I like the way it turned out after all.

I simply crocheted the basket bottom with single crochet stitches and then added the piece to a circlular knitting needle and knit the pattern rows to the top of the basket.  I did a few rows of just knit before the bind off so the rim would curl and then tacked it in place with a darning needle.  Easy- peasy!  And now the fun part - filling it with Easter goodies for my grandson!

Here's the magic formula for this fun stitch ~ 

Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K2, *P2, K2; repeat from * to end
Row 4: P2, *K2, P2; repeat from * to end
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: Purl
Row 7: Same as 4
Row 8: Same as 3

Repeat these 8 rows

*** Note - when working on a circular needle the front is always facing, so all the even rows will be opposite from the instructions above ***

Next Week ~~ Diagonal Rib


Gremlina said...

great patterns! I just started felting, so i'm glad to have found you!

Lala's Pequenos said...

Ohh to be able to knit!!

janet said...

Well how pretty is that !!! One of these days I will actually follow a knitting pattern ;-(

New England Quilter said...

The woven stitch is so cute for your basket!