Basket Rib knitting stitch is a 1×1 variation of the classic rib stitch that creates a sort of waffle-like pattern of alternating knit, purl, and slip stitches.
As it is a slipstitch knitting pattern, it does not have too much flexibility and the knitted fabric is much denser. It is a simple and beginner-friendly knitting pattern that’s perfect for hats and scarves.
(Multiple of 2) + 1
Instructions for this free knitting pattern are written in US terms. You can also check out other common knit abbreviations.
|st (s)||Stitch (es)|
|wyib||With yarn in back|
|wyif||With yarn in front|
CO (Multiple of 2 stitches) + 1 stitch. For example, you can cast on (2 x 10) + 1 = 21 stitches to knit a sample swatch.
|Row 1 (RS):||[Color A]: Knit.|
|Row 2:||[Color A]: Purl.|
|Row 3:||[Color B]: k1, * sl 1 purlwise wyib, k1; rep from * to end.|
|Row 4:||[Color B]: k1, * sl 1 purlwise wyif, k1; rep from * to end.|
Repeat these free knitting pattern instructions (4 rows) until you have reached the desired length for your work.
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Check out other easy-to-learn, beginner-friendly ‘Slipstitch Knitting Patterns‘:
- Slipped Cable Rib Stitch
- Little Hourglass Rib Stitch Pattern
- Quilted Lattice Stitch Pattern
- Garter Brick & Slip Stitch Pattern
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