Instructions and a quick video showing how to DIY Knit Blanket using the Diagonal Basketweave Stitch. The Diagonal Basket Weave Stitch creates a lovely woven pattern, resulting in a throw perfect for your home or for gifting.
Remember a while back when I was all heart-eyes ❤ about this Diagonal Basket Weave Washcloth? At that time, I was was all set to knit a blanket using that pattern. Well, between then and now life happened and I just finished my Knit Blanket using the Diagonal Basket Weave Stitch, one of the silver linings of staying off my feet to recover from a few broken bones.
It really was a quick knit, once I finally started it. The chunky yarn and heft needles make this DIY knit blanket a rather quick project.
Since I gave Kate the chunky blanket that I knit last year for her bed at school, we needed a throw for the foot of our bed and this one is just perfect.
And I love the woven pattern that this stitch creates. It is really not much more complicated than your standard stocking stitch, but is definitely more fun to knit! Even if you are a beginning knitter, with a basic understanding of knit/purl, you should be able to master this stitch and have your own DIY Knit Blanket.
I have included a quick video on how to make your own DIY Knit Blanket at the end of the post showing a little bit of both sides, as well the end and beginning of a row.
This knit blanket measures 59″ by 69″ and is the perfect size for the foot of a bed, when you just need something to add a little warmth on a chilly night or a lighter throw for a quick nap.
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If you want to resize your blanket, I have explained that process on this post: How to Resize a Blanket, Washcloth or Towel.
And in the off chance you don't personally need a knit blanket, it would make a great gift for someone special. And if you are a fan of chunky yarn projects…definitely check out my pattern for a Chunky Knit Christmas Stocking! Works up so quickly.
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Here's the DIY Knit Blanket quick video, showing a little of the knit side, the purl side and the beginning and end of the rows.
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NOTE: instead of seed stitch the last 2 and first 3 stitches of every row (as shown in video), I would recommend seed stitching the last 4 and first 5 stitches of each row. I did not have a problem with rolling, but those extra seed stitches will help make sure you don't have a problem with rolling.
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