I crocheted around the edges and added one row of crocheted shells on the bottom of one edge. I can close it with a pin or simply wrap it around my neck.
There are many patterns to be found on the net and here is one that looked clear to follow.
How to Knit Basketweave Stitch
Like many stitches, the basketwaeve stitch looks complicated but is actually very easy to create. Basketweave stitch got its name for obvious reasons, as you can see.
- Cast on a multiple of 8 sts, plus 5 sts.
- Follow this stitch pattern:Rows 1 and 5 (RS): Knit.Rows 2 and 4: K5, * p3, k5; rep from * to end of row.Row 3: P5, * k3, p5; rep from * to end of row.Rows 6 and 8: K1, p3, * k5, p3; rep from * to last st, k1.Row 7: P1, k3, * p5, k3; rep from * to last st, k1.
- Repeat Rows 1–8 to create the pattern.
I searched the net to give credit to the creator of this pattern and found it @
I Live On A Farm.
Here is the pattern I followed to make a Rib Stitch Scarf:
2 skiens Suri Merino from Plymouth Yarn Co. in color #402
2 size U.S. 6 dpns or straight knitting needles
Large tapestry needle
Cast on 35 stitches.
Rows 1 and 2: Knit.
Row 3: *K3, P2*. Repeat from * to * across row.
Note Correction to Row 4 [posted 6 Nov 07]:
Row 4: *K2, P3*. Repeat from * to * across row.
Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until scarf measures approximately 65 inches in length.
Knit 2 more rows.
Using the tapestry needle, weave ends of yarn into stitches securely.
Gently block scarf to measure four and one half inches across.
You make also like this knitted cowl post here:
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But I can still knit and have a couple of projects in the works.
The pattern in the scarf above is one of my favorites. It is worked in an easy 2×3 Rib Stitch making it so warm and snugly. There are many variations of the Rib Stitch and in a few days I’ll share a couple of patterns with you.
My mom is of German descent and she learned Continental Knitting (also called German or European Knitting). We do not throw the yarn as many people do.
Here is a terrific video demonstrating this method of knitting. If you are a crocheter, you will take easily to knitting this way. It is the way I knit and cast on.