This image shows a swatch of the basketweave pattern used in Nancy's afghan worked with worsted weight yarn on 4mm needles.
48 oz or so of worsted weight yarn
US size 17 needles
Cast on 130 stitches with double yarn and knit 10 rows of garter stitch, then start the pattern:
Rows 1-10: K5, (P10, K10) repeat to last 5sts, K5
Rows 11-20: K5, (K10, P10) repeat to last 5sts, K5
I work the afghan 18 blocks tall but you can do more or less as you like - if you want to do a baby blanket, you use single yarn and a size 11 needle - with the baby blanket I do between 10 and 12 blocks.
End with 10 rows of garter stitch.
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Image copyright Sarah Bradberry 1999. All rights reserved.