Envelope yourself in luxurious merino wool softness with the bicolor basketweave afghan. This design takes a regular basketweave design and adds to it a touch of color by adding horizontal stripes.
Afghan Loom, 198 pegs (Pattern uses 196 pegs).
Approx 1,300 yds of worsted weight merino wool yarn. Sample was worked using Knit Picks Swish,100% merino, 110 yds/50g per skein, in Dusk and Dove Heather (6 skeins of each color).
Knitting tool, tapestry needle.
knit stitch, purl stitch, knitting a flat panel.
35 x 35 inches
22 x 30= 4 inches
The item is worked flat.
Using MC, CO 196 sts using the crochet cast on method. Continue with MC.
Row 1-Row 4: *k4, p4: rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 5-Row 8: *p4, k4; rep from * to last 4 sts, p4.
Row 9-Row 12: *k4, p4: rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 12-Row 16: p4, k4; rep from * to last 4 sts, p4.
Cut MC leaving a 6 inch yarn tail. Join CC.
Rep Rows 1-16 using the CC. (32 rows total)
Rep last 32 rows 7 more times (or until blanket measures desired length), maintaining the color sequence as established.
Last 16 rows: Rep Rows 1-16.
Bind off with basic bind off method.
Weave ends in.