How to knit the Basketweave Ribbing Stitch

The Basketweave Ribbing Stitch is a simple yet interesting variation of the Basketweave Stitch. You will be able to knit it if you are already familiar with knit and purl stitches: this makes it perfect for beginners!

The sample you see in the picture was made with our Woolpaca yarn (find out more about it here) in Pearl, using our 5 mm / US 8 Beechwood Knitting Needles.

Let’s begin!

How to knit the Basketweave Ribbing Stitch

Cast on a multiple of 14 stitches + 7.

  • Row #1 (RS = right side): *Knit 7 stitches, work the following 7 stitches alternating 1 purl stitch and 1 knit stitch*. Repeat from * to * and knit the last 7 stitches.
  • Row #2 (WS = wrong side): Purl 7 stitches, * work the following 7 stitches alternating 1 knit stitch and 1 purl stitch, purl 7 stitches*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the row.
  • Row #3: *Purl 8 stitches, work the following 6 stitches alternating 1 knit stitch and 1 purl stitch*. Repeat from * to * and purl the last 7 stitches.
  • Row #4: Repeat Row #2.
  • Row #5: Repeat Row #1.
  • Row #6: Knit 7 stitches, *work the following 6 stitches alternating 1 knit stitch and 1 purl stitch, knit 8 stitches*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the row.
  • Row #7: Repeat Row #1.
  • Row #8: Repeat Row #2.
  • Row #9: Repeat Row #3.
  • Row #10: Repeat Row #2.
  • Row #11: Repeat Row #1.

Half-way through!

  • Row #12: Work the first 7 stitches alternating 1 knit stitch and 1 purl stitch, *purl 7 stitches, work the following 7 stitches alternating 1 knit stitch and 1 purl stitch*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the row.
  • Row #13: *Work the following 7 stitches alternating 1 purl stitch and 1 knit stitch, knit 7 stitches*. Repeat from * and * and work the last 7 stitches alternating 1 purl stitch and 1 knit stitch.
  • Row #14: Work the first 7 stitches alternating 1 knit stitch and 1 purl stitch, *knit 8 stitches, work the following 6 stitches alternating 1 knit stitch and 1 purl stitch*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the row.
  • Row #15: Repeat Row #13.
  • Row #16: Repeat Row #12.
  • Row #17: * Work the following 6 stitches alternating 1 purl stitch and 1 knit stitch, purl 8 stitches*. Repeat from * and * and work the last 7 stitches alternating 1 purl stitch and 1 knit stitch.
  • Row #18: Repeat Row #12.
  • Row #19: Repeat Row #13.
  • Row #20: Repeat Row #14.
  • Row #21: Repeat Row #13.
  • Row #22: Repeat Row #12.

Continue knitting repeating from Row #1 to Row #22.

Basketweave Ribbing Stitch Chart

If you find it easier to read, here is a chart to recreate this stitch!

If you’re looking for inspiration…

You can use this stitch to knit pillowcases and blankets, but it could also give a fun touch to accessories such as bags, purses, and pouches.

What are you planning to knit next? Let us know in the comment section and share your creations using the hashtag #bettaknit!

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