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Basket weave stitch

I thought i would start posting knitting stitches for beginners. Today its the Basket Weave Stitch. This is a combination of knit and purl - very easy and very effective.
The amount of stitches used has to be a multiple of 8 + 5
Row 1:(RS) k Row 2: k5, *p3, k5; rep from * Row 3: p5, *k3, p5; rep from * Row 4: Rep Row 2 Row 5: k Row 6: k1, *p3, k5; rep from *; end p3, k1 Row 7: p1, *k3, p5; rep from *; end k3, p1 Row 8: Rep Row 6
Abbreviations: RS - right side P - purl K- knit rep - repeat



Now heres a good TIP!
Slip the first stitch of every row regardless of what your pattern says.
This is how to knit a nice, finished edge on both sides of your work, instead of that bumpy edge you would normally get.

Chevron lace stitch

This stitch was kindly submitted by Marilyn of Marelle .

Chevron Lace Stitch from Mon Tricot Knitting Dictionary (1963) knit in "Aran" worsted weight. Multiple of 6 stitches. Row 1: *K1, yo, K2, K2tog, K1; rep from *
Rows 2 & 4: Purl
Row 3: *K1, K2tog, K2, yo, K1; rep from
Abbreviations: yo - yarn over K - knit tog - together

Learning new stitches

Mixing Stitches and Colours can make a great design. I got this pattern from an old Filatura Di Crosa pattern book (all in Italian!) It was such fun to make!
Front Back Close up of the stitches used