How to Knit - Basketweave Stitch for Beginners | Lesson 7 (Left Handed)

Learn the basketweave stitch with Lesson 7 of my How to Knit for Complete Beginners series. This knitting tutorial includes 12 row repeat. Full tutorial on cowl pattern; this includes reading the pattern and a bonus to change it to a more evenly distributed checkerboard basketweave design. Another bonus includes notes to make a large Trivet or hot pad. This is the 7th in 12 complete lessons that include patterns to reinforce your new skills and knowledge. Visit my blog for details:

Basketweave Cowl Pattern:

Right Handed
Left Handed

Bind Off Beginner or cast off
Weave tails in Garter Stitch

Lesson 7 Timestamps - click time:
00:00:00 Welcome
00:00:45 Overview - What’s covered in this video
00:01:45 Supplies for Pattern
00:04:06 Start Pattern Reading HERE
00:04:45 Working with multiples (ie 7+5 and 6+3)
00:05:44 Pattern Instructions (Row by Row)
00:08:22 Alternate Instructions - Trivet
00:09:05 Alt Instructions - Checkerboard Basketweave
00:11:14 Cast On Basketweave Cowl
00:12:04 HOT TIP - Space during cast on to get gauge
00:13:08 HOT TIP - Spread out cast on to check gauge width
00:14:03 Row 1
00:14:38 Row 2
00:16:30 Row 3 (repeating notes here - listen)
00:17:12 Row 4
00:18:14 Row 5
00:18:33 Row 6
00:19:25 Row 7
00:19:41 Row 8 (TIP - Read your knitting; clue for row 9 start)
00:20:52 Row 9 (Basketweave shifts here)
00:21:06 Row 10
00:22:26 Row 11
00:22:44 Row 12
00:24:01 Repeating instructions for cowl & bind off notes
00:25:08 Bonus - Trivet repeating instructions
00:25:39 Finishing - Sewing ends together to make cowl
00:30:18 Wrap Up

IMPORTANT INFO Blog (Needles and yarn, etc - see video list for more)

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ALL videos in How to Knit for Complete Beginners Series (for both right and left-handed knitters):
*How to Knit - Overview for Complete Beginners | Important Info
*How to Knit - Garter Stitch for Complete Beginners | Lesson 1 (LEFT
*How to Knit - Purl stitch for Stockinette | Lesson 2 (LEFT
*How to Knit - Stockinette with Garter Border | Lesson 3 (LEFT
*How to Knit - Ribbing 1x1 and 2x2 | Lesson 4 (LEFT
*How to Knit - Seed Stitch for Beginners | Lesson 5 (LEFT
*How to Knit - Moss Stitch for Beginners | Lesson 6 (LEFT
*How to Knit - Basketweave Stitch for Beginners | Lesson 7 (LEFT
*How to Knit - In-the-Round with Moss Stitch | Lesson 8 (LEFT
*How to Knit - 5 Cast-Ons for Beginners | Lesson 9 (Apr 3)
*How to Knit - 4 Increases (Make 1 L/R, Lifted L/R, KFB, & Yarnover) | Lesson 10 (Apr 10)
*How to Knit - 5 Decreases (ssk, k2tog, cdd, sssk, k3tog) | Lesson 11 (Apr 17)
*How to Knit - Slip Stitches (Knitwise, Purlwise and edges) | Lesson 12 (May 8)


Older SLOWER videos (Right hand only):
Knitted Cast On
Weave tails in Seed Stitch
Purl Stitch Beginner
How to Knit - Bind Off Beginner or cast off
How to Check Knitting Gauge or measure gauge

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Learn how to knit with this video series designed for complete beginners. This video overview introduces you to the supplies and tools you'll need to start needle knitting. You learn about types of knitting needles, how to read a yarn label, other supplies and a preview of stitches and techniques covered in upcoming lessons. The 12 complete lessons in this series include patterns to reinforce your new skills and knowledge.

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