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The stitch pattern is the woven basket stitch, featured on page 54:

I first discovered this stitch while trying to knit Bamboozelle a while back. Something was very awry with the pattern (at least as I was interpreting it) and I dug through many stitch guides before I found the equivalent in good ol’ Mon Tricot.

You need to cast on an even number of stitches using the long-tailed cast on. I cast on 46 for this cloth, and it turned out a bit small – I would probably try 56 or 60 stitches next time. (My lovely assistant Chaos indicates the cloth of which I speak. The other one was knitted when I was trying to sort out the Bamboozelle confusion.)

“Hmph. This cloth is clean. It has no intriguing smells. What’s the point of this if I can’t have a snack?!” -Chaos

Row 1 (wrong side): P1, *purl the second stitch on the needle, purl the first stitch on the needle, slide both stitches off the needle*, P1

Row 2 (right side): *pass the right-hand needle behind the first stitch to knit the second stitch on the needle, knit the first stitch “in the usual way,” slip both stitches off the needle* (On Row 2, make sure you get both stitches off the needle! I had trouble with that if I wasn’t paying close attention.)

Knit until you like the size, then bind off. I’m still experimenting with bind offs. Whatever you do, don’t bind off in pattern! You’ll end up with a very wide bind off row. Trust me on that one.

As written, your cloth is going to curl a little bit. I couldn’t figure out an edge treatment that really went with this stitch pattern, so I decided to live with the curling. Hey, no dishcloth curls when it’s being used, right?

Please let me know if you have questions about this or if you come up with a really spiffy edging or bind off!
 

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This is such a pretty stitch and one I have been meaning to try. I remember I used to have so many of the MonTricot magazines from long ago. Wish I had kept them as there were so many great patterns in them.
 

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my problem is it doesn't come out right, I went to Raverly, and a lot of them have been made, also 1 commented that you are supposed to knit in the back of the second knit stitch, I am an advanced knitter and I will get this, I love this pattern, so any help would be great..Thanks in advance God Bless
 

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I think this is what you in the old times called crossed stitches. Found from my old pattern called basket weave: stitches crossed left and right to form a sturdy fabric that is similar to a woven structure. Multiplies of 2 stitches

Row 1: * cross 2 LK*
Row 2: P1 * cross 2 RP * p1

cross 2 LK, cross 2 stitches left, knitting = knit into the back of the second stitch on the left needle but do not drop the stitch off. Knit into the back of the first stitch (the one that was skipped), allow both first and second stitches to drop off the needle together.

cross 2 RP, cross 2 stitches right, purling = purl into the front of second stitch on the left needle, but do not drop the stitch off. Purl into the front of the first stitch (the one that was skipped), allow both first and second stitches to drop off the needle together.

Hope this help.
 

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Thanks to all for your replies, I think I finally got it nine tries later LOL, the pattern just seemed so "wrong", but like I learned with entrelac, just trust the pattern, God Bless
 

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Hi, they are pretty, i never saw that stitch before. I found the slip first stitch as if to Knit, on a garter stitch pattern, laid really flat, did not curl. The garter stitch is knitting on right and wrong side, that on each end of the basket weave pattern might be nice, i did not try it though. The garter stitch pattern does not curl at the top or bottom either. On the right side it is a row of knit and then a row of purl, alternating.

Knit two stitches at both ends, then purl two at both ends, continuing in that pattern, when looking at the right side, lays flat on the sides too.

Have a nice week. Debbie
 
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