Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Diagonal Basketweave Cable Stitch

Hello, everyone! It's been a while since I have posted on this blog. We have been busy celebrating and enjoying our summers up here in Alaska. I hope you are making the most of it as well.

Lately, I have been working on some experiments with this gorgeous yarn. This bulky yarn is 80% acrylic and 20% wool which I think is a very nice blend. The recommended knitting needle size is US 10.5 but for this specific pattern, I used US size 13.

This pattern is from knitting-bee.com. It is called the Diagonal Basketweave Cable Stitch. You can find this lovely pattern here. Knitting Bee offers both patterns for the smaller and medium size cables. The pattern that you see on the photo below is the Diagonal Basketweave Cable Stitch - Small.

Now, the reason for using bigger needles is to achieve a more drapery effect. This pattern makes for a very dense and tight cable stitch but if you want your finished item to be a bit more loose, you can certainly try using different sizes of knitting needles.

US 11 knitting needles

US 13 knitting needles

Reference and Pattern Source: http://www.knitting-bee.com/knitting-stitch-library/cable-knitting-patterns/diagonal-basketweave-cable-stitch-small

Full credit goes to knitting-bee.com for the pattern used in this post. Thank you, #knittingbee for this lovely pattern!