Diagonal Basketweave Stitch

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The diagonal basketweave stitch is a very dense and thick stitch that is similar to the basketweave stitch. Because of its thickness, this pattern is great for dish rags, pot holders or placemats. When using the diagonal basketweave stitch for knitted garments such as sweaters or scarves, it is recommended that you go up three to four needle sizes depending on your yarn.

diagonal basketweave stitch

Pattern

Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 2 sts + 1

Row 1 (RS): sl1k, wyif, sl1p, wyib, *knit the second stitch tbl, then knit the first stitch tbl. Rep from * to the last st, k1.
Row 2: sl2p, wyif, *purl second stitch, then purl first stitch. Rep from * to the last st, k1.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2.

diagonal basketweave