View Full Version : WIP - basketweave scarf

12-21-2005, 07:27 PM
this is my first experience with slipping the first stitch purlwise. at first it felt and looked awkward. now I like it.

I like this basketweave. I'm considering throwing in a double wrap drop stitch row or two once in a while. not sure yet.

sorry about the dark pics.

12-21-2005, 07:50 PM
very cool...what kind of yarn? This is my next project ~ I was even going to try and do a matching hat.

Beautiful work :happydance:

12-21-2005, 07:57 PM
Very nice, it does make a nice looking edge, doesn't it? That's very, very pretty! I love the yarn!! :heart: :cheering: :heart: :cheering:

12-21-2005, 08:00 PM
Wow, that is really looking nice. Do tell us what yarn it is, please! It's so beautiful! :XX:

12-21-2005, 08:02 PM
thanks all :D :heart:!
this yarn is soft... like buttah... Filatura di Crosa Zara Print in color 5010. click here to see shades (http://www.tahkistacycharles.com/Yarns/yarns_detail.asp?CatID=5&ID=246&New=True&pg=14)
this stuff was a total impulse buy when I went out of town in October.

12-21-2005, 09:05 PM
Beautiful yarn! I love that pattern!!!

12-21-2005, 09:29 PM
OMG thats BEAUTIFUL!!! :heart: :heart:

Jan in CA
12-21-2005, 09:42 PM
That is just beautiful! I love the basket weave!

12-22-2005, 01:53 AM
MMMMMmm YUMMY colors!!

12-22-2005, 07:52 PM
Ditto KK! It's awesome!

12-22-2005, 10:27 PM
Looks wonderful!! I love this pattern and I don't get board with it either great job :cheering:

12-23-2005, 12:53 PM
:heart: thanks for the compliments :heart: !!!

12-23-2005, 03:31 PM
Wow, it looks great - lovely yarn and you are doing it very nicely!

12-23-2005, 04:38 PM
I love the basketweave it is sooooo nice looking. Great yarn selection too.

12-23-2005, 05:31 PM
Very nice. And edges do come out nicely when you slip them!

12-24-2005, 02:45 PM
thanks ladies :heart: :D !

I might run out of yarn. we'll see. ideally I like my scarves at least 60". this one might be more like 48".

12-25-2005, 10:43 PM
OH WOW!!! I am impressed! That is so beautiful!

I have seen the pattern in my Knitters Bible book and have ambitions that some day I can do it!

12-26-2005, 02:10 PM
thank you Crystal :heart:!

I frogged it right after I last posted, because it was too wide, and I was going to run out of yarn. now it's 25 st across instead of 35. I made a mistake last night, trying to knit in the semi-dark at Auntie Chrissy's house, but I think I'm gonna leave it... it's confined to the start of one block... I'll convince myself it's a hand knit design feature :oops: ;) .

12-26-2005, 02:55 PM
It's gorgeous Jod... :happydance:

I'm doing a similar basket weave in a baby blanket, and it doesn't quite make it to a basketweave. Yours totally does. I though it might be because it was a variegated yarn, but I now see that it's not :shock: .

I needed a real life view. I wanted to start over anyway. :oops: :D

12-27-2005, 12:00 PM
k4bb - a solid colored yarn would show off the pattern a lot more.

I only used this yarn because I bought it in October and have been really chomping at the bit to do something with it and have been anxious also to try a basketweave.

12-03-2006, 09:20 PM
I am new to knitting. Where did you find the pattern for your basketweave scarf with the beautiful edges? :happydance:

12-03-2006, 11:19 PM
hi JGidget! thanks for asking! :heart:
I didn't have a pattern. there are different ways to do basketweave. mine is a stockinette/reverse stockinette checkerboard. I lost my knitting notebook early this year, but lemme see if I can remember how I did it:

cast on 25 stitches

4 row garter border:
row 1 (RS) : slip 1st stitch purlwise, then K to end
2nd through 4th rows: same as row 1

first "row" of garter edge and basketweave checkerboard squares:
slip all 1st stitches purlwise
row 5 (RS): K10 P5 K10
row 6 (WS): K5 P5 K5 P5 K5
row 7 (RS): repeat row 5
row 8 (WS): repeat row 6

second "row" of garter edge and basketweave checkerboard squares:
slip all 1st stitches purlwise
row 9 (RS): K5 P5 K5 P5 K5
row 10: (WS): K10 P5 K10
row 11 (RS): repeat row 9
row 12 (WS): repeat row 10

repeat these 2 "rows" until scarf is desired length.
finish with 4 row garter border.

HTH and hope it's correct.

12-03-2006, 11:24 PM
:inlove: It looks lovely! That yarn is gorgeous!

12-04-2006, 12:15 AM
thank you Amber! :heart:

01-04-2010, 06:03 PM
I like your particular basketweave; I have seen many and some are more appealing to me than others.

Can anyone here tell me what the multiples of this particular basketweave pattern are? I'd like to make an afghan from it.

I am a novice knitter and wouldn't dare try to figure this out myself - I'd be sure to mess it up!

Thanks for your help.

Ginny in AZ

01-05-2010, 02:45 AM
The pattern stitch combined with this yarn is turning out a WONDERFUL SCARF! Very nice indeed!

01-05-2010, 10:17 AM
I love the basketweave pattern too - it's turning out beautiful! And I pretty much always slip the first stitch of a row - I really prefer that edge. Can't wait to see it finished! :)