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Basketweave Scarf

May 16, 2007
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Designer: Ann Budd
Published: May 17, 2007
Skill Level: Easy

Spurred on by Pam Allen’s book Scarf Style (published by Interweave Press), for the Interweave Knits Fall 2004 staff project, we all jumped on the bandwagon and worked up our own scarves in warm shades of red and pink. Ann Budd says: “I love long, narrow scarves. For this scarf I cast on just enough stitches to work a single balanced repeat of the Double Basket Pattern from Barbara Walker’s Treasury of Knitting, and repeated the 18-row pattern until I used up two balls of yarn. The interplay of horizontal an vertical ribs produces an undulating, curved effect that adds complicated texture to the relatively simple stitch pattern.”

Finished Size: About 4½" (11 .5 cm) wide and 78" (198 cm) long.

Yarn: Louet Gems Topaz (100% merino; 175 yd [160 m]/100 g): #11 cherry red, 2 skeins.

Needles: Size 8 (5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle.

Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st; 28 sts = 4#189;" (11 .5 cm) wide in double basket patt.

Skill Level:Easy.

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Erin@66 wrote
on Feb 2, 2010 10:33 AM

I've made this pattern several times and given it to friends. It's super easy and fast!!!


Pat@108 wrote
on Jan 27, 2010 11:48 AM

As a new knitter I tried this pattern and was so proud of the results! It looks much more difficult that it actually is, and I have gotten lots of compliments, thanks for the pattern :)

CarolW@40 wrote
on Jul 21, 2009 11:07 AM

Love this scarf! I've made two in different wool yarns. A unique and interesting scarf, yet easy to knit. Great for gifts.

CarolW@40 wrote
on Jul 21, 2009 11:07 AM

Love this scarf! I've made two in different wool yarns. A unique and interesting scarf, yet easy to knit. Great for gifts.

handyme wrote
on Apr 29, 2009 3:58 PM
I have used this pattern to knit a full length evening coat. To knit this pattern into a sweater, just multiply the amount of stitches per pattern. The scarf pattern is for ...about 4 1/2 inches, thereby 2 patterns equal 9 ins, ect., making it rather easy to making in sweater dimensions. Would work a lot easier if you knitted the body all in one, then by the time you get to the armholes, you will have a greater knowledge of the pattern. I am constantly "re-arranging" patterns, to make into some thing else.
ThomKnits wrote
on Apr 28, 2009 11:05 PM
Started this scarf on 04/23 for myself using Jiffy Yarn as a tester. The pattern is terrific and I've received many compliments on the UFO as to the beauty of the pattern. I'm creating a list of my friend's favorite colors for future gifts. Does anyone know how a varigated yarn looks in this pattern?? Thanks! Thom
niti wrote
on Jan 10, 2009 7:01 PM
can neone tell me how to make this pattern into a sweater
BexaidaC wrote
on Dec 23, 2008 4:43 PM
I i copied this one down. I cna imagine ghow nice it will turn out once I make it. I am making it for my sister in law first and then for other family mmebrs as needed and of coutrse one for my self once I get the pattern down it willbe fun tomake . A big thanks for the pattern I love scuplted knits and crocheted items. deLadyBex
carmel71 wrote
on Dec 14, 2008 8:02 PM
I have made this scarf a thousand times. I love making it in many colors.
Kym wrote
on Dec 4, 2008 8:05 PM
I just knew I would find the right scarf for a man at Knitting Daily. I needed a scarf pattern for prayer Shawl Ministry and the women decided to add scarves for men. I came right to Knitted Daily and bingo. Thanks alot. Kym
MARTIN10056 wrote
on Aug 4, 2008 3:31 PM

I knitted this with tahki torino merino wool in navy blue.  It is a wonderful pattern and looks great.

Ann wrote
on Jun 15, 2008 8:06 AM

When I saw the picture for this scarf I thought, "Hey, that's my scarf! It's hanging in the hall!"

Lori Law at Oceanwind Knits published a strikingly similar pattern in 2006 - same alternating rib idea, slightly different stitch count - which I made for myself in a very similar red last year. Coincidence?

Take a look at Lori's pattern and see for yourself: