Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Simple Projects: Basket Weave Scarf

If you are a beginning knitter and you want to make a scarf that is a bit more interesting then a basic stockinette, then a basket weave scarf is for you (please ignore the dog hair in the bottom picture, it clings to everything I own).   All you need to know to make it is how to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off.

  • 300 yards of DK Yarn (I used Manos Del Uruguay from Purl Soho)
  • Size 6 needles
  • yarn needle
 Cast on 32 inches.  Knit 4 and purl 4 for rows 1-4.  Then reverse and purl 4 knit 4.   Continue until you run out of yarn.   Bind off and weave in ends.  This can  be adapted to any weight yarn and needles you would like to use.


  1. The scarf is beautiful!! How nice you can wear hand-knitted scarf. It looks very warm, too!
    It's totally okay to have dog hair. I have cat hair all over the place :-)

  2. Oh gosh, I wish I could make this!! I have tried knitting, but haven't had much luck.

    Pip's mom

  3. What a luverly scarf! My mom has no talent when it comes to doin' stuff like that! ;)
    Happy Wednesday!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  4. Love the scarf! We will certainly try it out, couldn't be much easier.

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie and Mack

    PeeS: Actually, hu-mom will try it, Mack and I don't knit much, its really hard without thumbs!

  5. Dog hair? What dog hair?!! I'm so used to seeing fur on everything I own it's almost invisible to me now... better that way :)

  6. So pretty. I need a new scarf, i wish I could make one.