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Home : Patterns : Knit Basketweave Pullover

Free Knitting Pattern: Knit Basketweave Pullover

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Lion Brand® Kool Wool
Pattern #: 30306

Using this simple combination of knit and purl stitches, you can create this spectacular look. 

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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: XS, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X

Finished Chest 34 (38½, 43, 47, 51½, 56)inches Length 20 (21, 22, 23, 24, 25) inches.

Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

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*Kool Wool (Article #380). ; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (60yds/54m) pull skeins

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•  380-130 Kool Wool Yarn: Grass (discontinued)
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Knit Basketweave Pullover

Lion Brand® Kool Wool


10.5 sts + 16.5 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Rev St st (p on RS, k on WS). 11 sts + 16 rows = 4" (10 cm) in Pattern St.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch



Rows 1 and 3 (RS) P 4, *k 3, p 3; repeat from *, end k 3, p 4.
Row 2 K 4, *p 3, k 3; repeat from *, end p 3, k 4.
Rows 4 and 6 Purl.
Row 5 Knit.
Rows 7 and 9 Repeat Rows 1 and 3.
Row 8 Repeat Row 2.
Rows 10 and 12 Knit.
Row 11 Purl.

Repeat these 12 rows for pattern.


Cast on 47 (53, 59, 65, 71, 77) sts and work in Pattern st until piece measures 12 (121⁄2, 13, 131⁄2, 14, 141⁄2)".

Shape Armhole

Bind off 4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) sts at beg of next 2 rows ñ 39 (43, 47, 51, 55, 59) sts. Work even in pattern until armhole measures 71⁄2 (8, 81⁄2, 9, 91⁄2, 10)".

Shape Shoulder and Back Neck

Bind off 3 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6) sts at beg next row, work across next 8 (8, 8, 9, 10, 11) sts ñ 9 (9, 9, 10, 11, 12) sts on needle, attach new ball of yarn and bind off center 15 (17, 19, 21, 23, 23) sts, then work remaining sts. Working both sides at same time, bind off 3 (4, 5, 5, 5, 6) sts at beg of next row, then bind off 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) sts each shoulder edge 2 (2, 2, 1, 2, 1) more time(s), then 0 (0, 0, 4, 0, 5) sts 1 time; AT SAME TIME, decrease 1 st at each neck edge on next RS row.


Work as for Back until armhole measures 51⁄2 (6, 61⁄2, 7, 71⁄2, 8)".

Shape Neck

Work across 15 (16, 17, 18, 19, 21) sts, attach new ball of yarn and bind off center 9 (11, 13, 15, 17, 17) sts, then work remaining sts. Working both sides at same time, bind off 1 st at each neck edge every RS row 4 times and AT SAME TIME work shoulder shaping as for Back when armhole measures same as for Back.


Cast on 19 (19, 25, 25, 25, 31) sts and work pattern stitch for 9 rows, beg and end each row with one Rev St st. Continuing in Rev St st for remainder of Sleeve, increase 1 st each edge on 3rd (3rd, 5th, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd) row, then every 6 (4, 6, 4, 4, 4) rows 10 (3, 8, 6, 10, 9) more times then every 0 (6, 8, 6, 6, 6) rows 0 (8, 1, 5, 2, 2) times ñ 41 (43, 45, 49, 51, 55) sts. Work even for 11⁄2 (1æ, 2, 21⁄2, 3, 31⁄2)" then bind off all sts.


Sew shoulder seams. Sew in Sleeves.

Sew Sleeve and side seams. With crochet hook, work 1 row of single crochet along neck edge.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
p = purl Rev St st = reverse stockinette stitch
RS = right side st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 1 review)
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Knit Basketweave Pullover Reviewed by Robin Currier on 2010-03-22 *****
I'm making this in Jiffy purple for myself. The Jiffy yarn is very soft and fuzzy and delightful to work with. The front is done and I'm working on the back. I'm very happy with how quickly this is knitting up. I'll post a picture when it is done.

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