I am back again with another crafty project I am working on. This time I am knitting a basketweave scarf that I am making for my friend. It always takes me longer to finish something when I knit it compared to when I crochet it. I want to learn how to knit quicker! I would like to one day make a sweater. I tend to crochet more because its a lot less time consuming.
I started this scarf about a year and a half ago and have been knitting it on and off. Hopefully I will be done by Christmas! How ever long it is taking I do enjoy making it. The pattern is very uniform and the texture gives it a softer look. There are many different patterns for the basketweave which result in different formations of the blocks. This pattern was given to me by my cousin and is really straightforward. The same 4 rows are down over and over and over again until the scarf length is at the desired length. You can probably use this pattern for other things around the house.
I really enjoy the simplicity of the pattern because I can memorize it easily and take the knitting with me anywhere I go. I plan to use 3 skeins of yarn since my friend wanted a long scarf.
Sorry for the different colours of the pictures. The first picture is the closest to the true colour of the scarf. The lighting in my house is not the best 🙂
Here is the Pattern that I used:
Cast On 48 stitches
Row 1: Knit All Stitches
Row 2: Knit 1, Purl 3 (Repeat)
Rpw 3: Knit 2, Purl 2 (Repeat)
Row 4: Knit 3, Purl 1 (Repeat)
If you would like to use this pattern for a wider scarf or even a blanket, just make sure to cast on in a multiple of 4. So cast on 52, 56, 60, etc., stitches to make something wider.
Do you guys have any advice for knitting quicker? Leave me a comment if you do! I would really appreciate it! 😀