Remember a while back when I was all heart-eyes ? about this Diagonal Basket Weave Washcloth? At that time, I was was all set to knit a blanket using that pattern. Well, between then and now life happened and I just finished my Knit Blanket using the Diagonal Basket Weave Stitch, one of the silver linings of staying off my feet to recover from a few broken bones.
It really was a quick knit, once I finally started it. The chunky yarn and heft needles make this blanket knit up rather quickly.
Since I gave Kate the chunky blanket that I knit last year for her bed at school, we needed a throw for the foot of our bed and this one is just perfect.
And I love the woven pattern that this stitch creates. It is really not much more complicated than your standard stocking stitch, but is definitely more fun to knit! Even if you are a beginning knitter, with a basic understanding of knit/purl, you should be able to master this stitch.
I have included a quick video at the end of the post showing a little bit of both sides, as well the end and beginning of a row.
This knit blanket measures 59″ by 69″ and is the perfect size for the foot of a bed, when you just need something to add a little warmth on a chilly night or a lighter throw for a quick nap.
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And in the off chance you don’t personally need a blanket, it would make a great gift for someone special.
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Here’s the quick video, showing a little of the knit side, the purl side and the beginning and end of the rows.
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