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Stay Cozy with this Chunky Loom Knit Basketweave Cowl!

Stay Cozy with this Chunky Loom Knit Basketweave Cowl!

Inside: Learn how to make the loom knit Basketweave Cowl with this free pattern and tutorial videos.

Cold winds are blowing, but they don’t bother me a bit!

Kristen wearing the Basketweave Cowl
I am so cozy right now, y’all!

Stay cozy this winter with a super chunky Basketweave Cowl.  This easy loom knit pattern uses just knits and purls to create the iconic basketweave pattern. 

This basketweave stitch pattern is unique. Instead of the typical squares of knits and purls I chose to use varying widths of rows and columns to create an unusual texture.

The jumbo yarn makes this weave POP! You can clearly see each stitch and those purl bumps jump out at you.

loom knit basketweave cowl finished

The Basketweave Cowl is loom knit as a flat panel over 19 stitches then seamed after you bind off. If you choose to use a smaller yarn or gauge to duplicate the stitches you’ll want to make sure you cast on a multiple of 7 +5.

Loom Knit Basketweave Cowl

By Kristen Mangus

A downloadable PDF of this pattern is available in my Etsy store and from Ravelry at the links below:


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#7 (Jumbo) weight yarn, approx. 95 yds.
Wool & The Gang’s Crazy Sexy Wool Color Moss Green. 
200 g (80m /87 yards) 2 balls used in sample.

¾” extra large gauge (XLG) loom with at least 19 pegs
Knifty Knitter 36 peg round loom used in sample.

Tapestry needle for seaming and weaving in tails.

ball of yarn and project on loom
Love this squishy yarn!

K = Uwrap knit
P = Purl
Rep = Repeat
St(s) = Stitch(es)

 9.5 sts x  20 rows in 4” in basketweave pattern


8” x 24” (20 cm x 61 cm)


I recommend the long tail cast on for this project.

The basketweave stitch pattern is a multiple of 7 +5.  


Cast on 19 sts.

Row 1: K all.
Row 2: *P5, k2. Rep from * once. P5.
Row 3: K all.
Row 4: Same as Row 2.
Row 5: K all.
Row 6: Same as Row 2.
Row 7: K all.
Row 8: Same as Row 2.
Row 9: K all.
Row 10: *K5, p2. Rep from * once. K5.
Row 11: K all.
Row 12: Same as Row 10.

Repeat Rows 1-12 nine more times (10 repeats total). Bind off leaving long tail. Use tail to seam cast on and bind off ends together.

loom knit cowl ready to bind off
Ready to bind off!

loom knit basketweave cowl pin image

Loom Knit Basketweave Cowl Tutorial Videos

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This video tutorial teaches you all the skills to complete the pattern. It includes a review of the supplies, cast on, stitch pattern, bind off and even seaming. I also included both left and right handed videos so you can always see the project from your point of view. Enjoy!

Right handed

Left handed

You may also enjoy some of my other loom knit cowl patterns and tutorials:
Two Color Brioche Cowl
Fair Isle Cowl
Rolling Waves Cowl
Sisal Cowl
Striped Garter Stitch Cowl

Sherri Miller

Saturday 14th of January 2023

Dear Kristen, just received a KB infinity loom for Christmas and I am having trouble reading the pattern for basket weave afghan. When I reach the end with a Purl and the beginning was a Knit do I purl again or start with a knit?


Thursday 21st of January 2021

Kristen, I have only recently begun to follow your tutorials when I happened to see the Beginner Knitting Series you were offering. I was given a set of looms several Christmases ago and have crafted a couple things but I am over the moon watching your tutorials. Your camera angles are amazing and will allow me to craft without second guessing my placement or stitches. You offer right hand and left hand which is also crazy amazing.

Can't thank you enough for your time/effort is making these tutorials available to beginners. Grateful!