Loops & Threads™ Basket Weave Afghan
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Loops & Threads™ Basket Weave Afghan


The great mix of color using solid and ombre in Loops & Threads™ Impeccable™ add texture and make this blanket stand out.
Designed by Loops & Threads™ Design Team
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Loops & Threads™ Impeccable™ (Solid 128 g/4.5 oz): Contrast A (01242 Deep Forest) 5 balls
  • Loops & Threads™ Impeccable™ (Ombre 100 g/3.5 oz): Contrast B (02556 Sage Butter Ombre) 6 balls
  • Sizes 5.5mm (U.S. 9) Circular Knitting Needle 36 ins [90cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge
 

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Measurements
Approx 52H ins x 60 ins [133.5 x 152.5cm].


Step: 2

Gauge:
17 sts and 23 rows = 4 ins [10cm] with larger needles in stocking st stitch.


Step: 3

Stitch Glossary:
approx = approximately
beg = beginning
dec = decrease(ing)
inc = increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch
k = knit
p = purl
pat = pattern
rep = repeat
rnd(s) = round(s)
rs = right side
sl1 = slip next stitch purlwise with yarn at back of work
sl1wyif = sllip next stitch purlwise with yarn at front of work
st(s) = stitch(es)
ws = wrong side


Step: 4

Instructions


Step: 5

With A, cast on 239 sts. Do not join in rnd.


Step: 6

Working back and forth across needle, knit 5 rows (garter st), noting 1st row is WS and inc 3 sts evenly across last row. 242 sts.


Step: 7

Proceed in Basket weave Pat as follows:


Step: 8

1st row: (RS). With B, K6. *K6. (Sl1. K1) 5 times. K6. (Sl1. K1) 3 times. Rep from * to last 12 sts. K12.


Step: 9

2nd row: With B, K6. *K6. (P1. Sl1wyf) 3 times. K6. (P1. Sl1wyf) 5 times. Rep from * to last 12 sts. K12.


Step: 10

3rd row: With A, K6. *K6. (K1. Sl1) 5 times. K6. (K1. Sl1) 3 times. Rep from * to last 12 sts. K12.


Step: 11

4th row: With A, K6. *K6. (Sl1wyf. P1) 3 times. K6. (Sl1wyf. P1) 5 times. Rep from * to last 12 sts. K12.


Step: 12

5th to 24th rows: As 1st to 4th rows 5 times more.


Step: 13

25th row: With B, K6. *(Sl1. K1) 3 times. K10. (Sl1. K1) 3 times. K6. Rep from * to last 12 sts. (Sl1. K1) 3 times. K6.


Step: 14

26th row: With B, K6. *(P1. Sl1wyf) 3 times. K6. (P1. Sl1wyf) 3 times. K10. Rep from * to last 12 sts. (P1. Sl1wyf) 3 times. K6.


Step: 15

27th row: With A, K6. *(K1. Sl1) 3 times. K10. (K1. Sl1) 3 times. K6. Rep from * to last 12 sts. (K1. Sl1) 3 times. K6.


Step: 16

28th row: With A, K6. *(Sl1wyf. P1) 3 times. K6. (Sl1wyf. P1) 3 times.K10. Rep from * to last 12 sts. (Sl1wyf. P1) 3 times. K6.


Step: 17

29th to 32nd rows: As 25th to 28th rows once more.


Step: 18

33rd to 40th rows: As 1st to 4th rows twice more.


Step: 19

41st to 48th rows: As 25th to 28th rows twice more.


Step: 20

Rep these 1st to 48th rows for Basket weave Pat until work from beg measures approx 59 ins [139.5 cm], ending with 24th row of pat.


Step: 21

Next row: With A, knit, dec 3 sts evenly across. 239 sts.


Step: 22

Knit 4 rows. Cast off knitwise (WS).


Tips

Do a tension swatch to ensure your blanket will be the appropriate size when finished.