Basketwork: a needlework chart for any craft
When I chose the needlework chart for Home, I felt it almost looked like a basketwork pattern. One small change to the chart finishes the resemblance. (Though it is no longer a code chart.)
- Basketwork has a repeat of 8 + 1 columns and 6 + 1 rows.
- In the written instructions, color A is the light squares above, and color B is the dark.
- The written instructions below are formatted for stranded knitting, but it is my hope that they could be translated into instructions for other crafts. For instance, if working filet crochet, 1A could be one open square and 2B could be two filled-in squares.
- Designers, please feel free to use this in your patterns (no need to ask). I’d like credit but won’t be offended if people don’t give it.
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Row 1 (RS): work knit as follows; 1A, *(1A, 1B) × 3, 2A; work from *.
Row 2 (WS): work purl as follows; *3B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 2B; work from *, 1B.
Row 3: work knit as follows; 1A, *7B, 1A; work from *.
Row 4: work purl as follows; *1A, 1B, 5A, 1B; work from *, 1A.
Row 5: work knit as follows; 1A, *7B, 1A; work from *.
Row 6: work purl as follows; *3B, 1A, 1B, 1A, 2B; work from *, 1B.
Repeat rows 1-6 as desired, ending with row 7:
Row 7: work knit as follows; 1A, *(1A, 1B) × 3, 2A; work from *.