BASKET WEAVE DISHCLOTH – Knitted Kitchen Blog Hop 2017

Basket Weave Dishcloth – Free Knitting Pattern

Many villages around the coasts of many countries evolved their own individual variations and this Basket Weave dishcloth pattern is one such variation. Knit and Purl patterns were traditionally used by the women of seafaring villages to decorate the sweaters worn by the local fishermen.

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SKILL LEVEL:
Easy
Basic stitches, simple shaping and finishing.

MATERIALS:
Yarns:
Approx 60-80 yards Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton – Lemon

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Needles & Notions:
Needles – 4, 00 mm
Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
K – knit
P – purl
SL – slip

Size: approx 9 inches

Notes:
Due to the nature of this pattern – the yarn and needles used is only a suggestion and any substitute may be used.
Size of finished product will vary depending on yarn and also size of needles used.

INSTRUCTIONS:

This Basket Weave version is worked over a multiple of 8 stitches, plus 5 stitches, (plus 8 stitches for the border).

Cast On 45 STS (9 inch dishcloth) or 61 STS (12 inch dishcloth)

You can choose to either do the Seed Stitch for the border if you are more comfortable and experienced with knitting – or if you are a beginner you can do a plain Knit Stitch border.

Border:
ROW 1: Knit until end. Optional Seed Stitch: P1; *K1; P1. Repeat from until end.
ROW 2 – 5: Knit until end. Optional Seed Stitch: SL1; *K1; P1. Repeat from, until end.

ROW 6:
Border – K4 (Seed Stitch: SL1; K1; P1; K1);
Pattern – K5; *P3; K5. Repeat from, * to last 4 STS;
Border – K4 (Seed Stitch: K1; P1; K1; P1)

ROW 7:
Border – K4 (Seed Stitch: SL1; K1; P1; K1);
Pattern – P5; *K3; P5. Repeat from, * to last 4 STS;
Border – K4 (Seed Stitch: K1; P1; K1; P1)

ROW 8:
Border – K4 (Seed Stitch: SL1; K1; P1; K1);
Pattern – K5; *P3; K5. Repeat from, * to last 4 STS;
Border – K4 (Seed Stitch: K1; P1; K1; P1)

ROW 9:
Border – K4 (Seed Stitch: SL1; K1; P1; K1);
Pattern – Knit to last 4 STS;
Border – K4 (Seed Stitch: K1; P1; K1; P1)

ROW 10:
Border – K4 (Seed Stitch: SL1; K1; P1; K1);
Pattern – K1; *P3; K5.  Repeat from, * to last 8 STS; P3; K1;
Border – K4 (Seed Stitch: K1; P1; K1; P1)

ROW 11:
Border – K4 (Seed Stitch: SL1; K1; P1; K1);
Pattern – P1; *K3; P5.  Repeat from, * to last 8 STS; K3; P1;
Border – K4 (Seed Stitch: K1; P1; K1; P1)

ROW 12:
Border – K4 (Seed Stitch: SL1; K1; P1; K1);
Pattern – K1; *P3; K5.  Repeat from, * to last 8 STS; P3; K1;
Border – K4 (Seed Stitch: K1; P1; K1; P1)

ROW 13:
Border – K4 (Seed Stitch: SL1; K1; P1; K1);
Pattern – Knit to last 4 STS;
Border – K4 (Seed Stitch: K1; P1; K1; P1)

ROW 6 TO 13 forms the pattern and is repeated until size is reached.

Border:
LAST 5 ROWS: Knit until end. Optional Seed Stitch: SL1; *K1; P1. Repeat from, until end.
Cast off knit wise.

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NOTE – CHART IS SHOWN WITHOUT THE BORDER

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