The Basketseed Cowl by Katrina Walser

The Basketseed Cowl

November 2016
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in Basketweave
US 11 - 8.0 mm
Onen size fits most
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This pattern is available for free.

I have a soft spot for basketweave. When my mother realised that someone had taught me how to knit, she took pity on me and taught me how to purl. After I tried it for a while I realised that the knit and the purl sides of my knitting looked different, and I figured out how to do a somewhat modified basketweave stitch for myself. The first pattern I ever designed was a basketweave scarf.

Unfortunately the edges tend to curl up, but I’ve been wanting to try a chunky knit cowl pattern recently and knitting in the round seemed like the perfect solution to the problem of the edges curling. I’ve been playing with seed stitch a lot too recently and couldn’t resist throwing some in, so the Basketseed cowl was born! It’s lovely and warm and knits up extremely quickly.

The suggested yarn is from We Are Knitters, and uses exactly two balls. If you wish to substitute the yarn it’s very straightforward, any bulky weight wool yarn that knits up to the correct tension will work.