Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Unique Basketweave Washcloth (KUAS Original Pattern)

Updated 7/20/12:  Errata in red.
*Designed by Anna Peck
Pattern PDF


This pattern is all about revamping something classic: a basket-weave stitch. You'll find this washcloth to be delightful to knit up because of its small & large boxes interwoven together and it’s reversible!
Level: Easy

Yarn: approx. 60-70 yds (or 60g) of a worsted weight Cotton yarn (Lily's Sugar 'N Cream Yarn used in pattern)
Needles: Size 6US straight needles, 1 darning needle & crochet needle "I" or smaller
Gauge: 5.5 sts & 8 rows=1'' Cloth measurements: 7 3/4'' wide & approx. 8'' tall

Pattern Abbreviations: k=knit p=purl CO=cast on BO=bind off sts=stitches


WASHCLOTH DIRECTIONS:CO 35 sts onto straight needles using your preferred cast-on method.

1. Seed stitch (*k1,p1,k1*) for 5 rows.
2. Follow the "Basketweave Pattern" instructions 1-12 three times, plus rows 1-4.
3. Seed-stitch 5 more rows.
4. BO loosely. Block, if necessary.
5. Optional crocheted loop at edge: Don't cut the yarn after binding off. Use the working yarn to single crochet a loop measuring 2'' at the corning of the washcloth. Fold the loop & secure with a knot.
6. Weave in any ends.

The Basketweave Pattern:

Rows 1 & 3: K1,p1,k1, *p5,k3* until last 8 sts; p5, k1,p1,k1.
Rows 2 & 4: K1,p1,k1, *k5, p3* until last 8 sts; k6,p1,k1.

Row 5: K1, p1, k1, knit straight across the row until the last 3sts; k1,p1,k1.
Rows 6, 8, 10: K1,p1,k1, *p5,k3* until last 8 sts; p5,k1,p1,k1.
Rows 7, 9, 11: K1,p1,k1, *k5,p3* until last 8 sts; k6,p1,k1.
Row 12: K1, p1, k1, purl straight across the row until the last 3sts; k1,p1,k1.

Do not copy or sell this pattern or its finished products. This free knitting pattern was distributed by Anna Peck at: http://www.knitting-up-a-storm.blogspot.com/ and http://www.kuasdesigns.wordpress.com/. If you have any questions or concerns, use the comment page below, or email me at: knittingupastorm@gmail.com.
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