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jodstr2
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.

wyoknitter
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:

rebecca
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:

kayeknit
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:

jodstr2
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.

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

vcuchica931
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!

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

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

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

jodstr2
12-23-2005, 12:53 PM
:heart: thanks for the compliments :heart: !!!

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

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

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

jodstr2
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".

itscryttle
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!

jodstr2
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: ;) .

knitting4babybear
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

jodstr2
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.

JGidget
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:

jodstr2
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.

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

jodstr2
12-04-2006, 12:15 AM
thank you Amber! :heart:

rexsreine
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

ArtLady1981
01-05-2010, 02:45 AM
The pattern stitch combined with this yarn is turning out a WONDERFUL SCARF! Very nice indeed!

WandaT
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! :)