Monday, April 2, 2012

B is for Basket Weave Stitch

So this stitch was under the easy category. The pattern didn't have me dropping or picking up stitches or anything I hadn't done before. However, the yarn I chose to make it out of gave me fits. First, it is variegated. The variegated yarn is awfully pretty on the spool, but rough on the eyes when combined with basket weave. Second, it was cotton yarn which behaved totally different from the acrylic and wool I had been using. Of course that is another story for another tomorrow's C. I couldn't really see the pattern with the variegated yarn.

I tried some of the yarn left over from Gwen's scarf and the pattern just popped out. I love the way it looks. This stitch would look amazing as a huge blanket and it is dense so it would keep you toasty all night.

I did find a use for the swatch I made with the variegated yarn. It is the perfect size to be a Monster High Doll skirt. Gwen seems pleased with it.

This is the pattern that I used, the same one that I shared with you earlier. I wish I had looked around a little before I picked the pattern because the E-How video is simpler. I can't wait to make something out of this stitch using the easier method.

B is also for Busy

We were blessed to get to go to Disney and a few other outings that have kept me from crafting as much as I would like. Your bonus for B is an adorable picture of the kids at Disney.

Follow your craft,


  1. Cool stitch! That would make a beautiful blankie. Sounds like you're having such a great time. I'm jealous I miss Disney LOL.

  2. Hi Michelle, my mum is really into knitting and embroidery. Good post!

    This is me, Duncan D. Horne, visiting you from the A-Z challenge, wishing you all the best throughout April and beyond.

    Duncan In Kuantan

  3. I love variegated yarns but a lot of patterns are lost in the colors. Sugar and Spice does a striped yarn that allows for some pattern to show.

    I like that you made it into a skirt for the Monster High doll - their clothes are so very skimpy I should make some for my daughter!

  4. Wow. That's an amazing looking pattern. It looks so complicated. I can barely knit and purl. Kudos to you.

  5. I crochet. I've tried to knit and I just can't get it down, so I also do Tunisian crochet which looks like knitting! :)

  6. Stopping by thanks to the A to Z challenge!

    It looks like you have knitting and purling "down pat"-- from a more experienced knitter, don't just limit yourself to scarves! Don't be afraid to try out patterns on a hat or mittens <3

    I know what you mean about variegated yarn, though. I used to absolutely love it, and use it for everything-- as the years have gone by though, I've used it less and less, and tried to get rid of whatever I have left of it (usually by giving it to a friend of mine).

    Someone else that I know does a sampler of her patterns, and turns them into squares to use for a big blanket! Good luck with the challenge, and keep it up! <3

    *~* Julia *~* *~*

  7. disney is a bonus all right!
    and i love your basket stitch, jealous of your knitting skills!

  8. I love the Color of the second one!
    How fun to go to Disney!

  9. What a beautiful stitch. I always wanted to learn crochet but never found the time. Maybe someday.

  10. Found you on the A-Z Challenge list!

    I love the variegated yarn, it's so pretty! I do admire people that can knit!

  11. Basket weave always looks better in plain thread not patterned. Good try though, keep going