Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tuesday: Bountiful Basket Stitches!

Basketweave stitch
Originally uploaded by happyskrappy
Today's stitch is the Basketweave, perfect for Autumn knitting, when we begin to harvest our fall fruits, can blackberries and apples, and give gifts of what we've made in little baskets...

Basketweave Stitch

Multiple of 8 + 5

Row 1:  (RS) k
Row 2:  k5, *p3, k5; rep from *
Row 3: p5, *k3, p5; rep from *
Row 4: Rep Row 2
Row 5: k
Row 6: k1, *p3, k5; rep from *; end p3, k1
Row 7: p1, *k3, p5; rep from *; end k3, p1
Row 8: Rep Row 6

A quote I found, which seems to fit well in this time of shift and change.  

"Knit on, with confidence and hope, through all crises." 
       Elizabeth Zimmermann, 1910-1999



A pair of needles in hand, slip 
of stitch between fingers, a friend
to untangle the yarns 
of a day, an honest
cup of tea.

--Ronda Broatch

Yours in stitches,

The Knit Chick

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