Basket Rib Stitch Pattern (1) [FREE Knitted Stitch Pattern]

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Photo of a periwinkle knitted fabric with a subtle woven pattern followed by a text area that says "Learn how to knit Basket Rib Stitch Pattern," and a back side photo of a periwinkle knitted fabric with a subtle woven  pattern belowThis Basket Rib Stitch Pattern is one of many variations of the Basketweave Pattern.

In fact, this particular rib stitch pattern consists mostly of purl or horizontal stitches where each is played against the background of the other. However, the resulting effect is vertical ribbing pattern.

In turn, this results in a lovely and soft texture that has quite a bit of stretch to it. In fact, it would make a lovely substitution for a standard 1×1 rib stitch pattern. Furthermore, you could quite successfully use this pattern to substitute any garter or stockinette stitch pattern in your knitting project.

We like using the resulting textured fabric as is without too much blocking. However, that will of course depend on what you are using this stitch pattern for.

It is a great stitch pattern for wrist warmers or fingerless mitts where you would like a bit of stretch in the fabric to make it fit perfectly.

In addition, the wrong side of the pattern has an interesting, vertical waving pattern that also makes it ideal for knitting projects where you will see both sides of the finished fabric.

This free knit stitch pattern is ideal for the Level 2 - Confident Beginner Knitters

Techniques Needed For The Basket Rib Stitch Pattern

Abbreviation                       Description                               Tutorial

k                                                   knit                                              Knit Stitch Continental Style 
                                                                                                            Knit Stitch English Style

p                                                   purl                                              Purl Stitch Continental Style
                                                                                                            Purl Stitch English Style

Other Abbreviations Used

ws                                               wrong side

rs                                                 right side

rep                                              repeat

st(s)                                            stitch(es)

Instructions (Knitted Flat)

For the Basket Rib Stitch pattern, cast on in a multiple of 4 sts plus 1.

Row 1 (RS): K1, * p1, k1; rep from *.

Row 2 (WS): K2, * p1, k3; rep from *, end p1, k2.

Row 3: P2, * k1, p3; rep from *, end k1, p2.

Row 4: P1, * k1, p3; rep from *.

Row 5: K1, * p3, k1; rep from *.

Row 6: P1, * k3, p1; rep from *.

Repeat rows 1-6 until you have reached your desired length.


  1. This looks rather pretty. Should use this on a blanket

  2. Looks lovely will give it a try

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