Working with the Diagonal Weave Pattern:
The main trick to working with the Diagonal Weave pattern, is not losing the dropped stitch.
Here are some photos to help illustrate how to accomplish the weave. These photos are demonstrating row 7, but the same general idea also applies to row 3.
Slip two stitches with yarn in back (gray).
Drop slipped stitch off needle in front (light blue). Be careful not to lose that dropped stitch.
Slip the same two stitches (gray) back to left needle. Pick up dropped stitch (light blue) on left needle.
Knit all three stitches. You have now created a slanted stitch.
More Blocks in the Series
Learn to Knit Afghan Project
This series covers several different knitting stitches using the Learn-to-Knit Afghan book by Barbara Walker. Whether you are a true beginner or an intermediate knitter, you can take your knitting to the next level working through the blocks in this book. About once a week I will be adding one new block to the blog with some of my notes. If you would like to knit along with us please feel free to leave your comments, questions, suggestions, and links to photos in the COMMENT section. You can also add a photo to our Flickr group or tag a Tweet with #WFAlearn2knit. If you are just joining us you might want to start with the introductory post.
Getting Started Knitting
If you are completely new to knitting you can learn the basics of getting starting with our Newbie Knitting series. Once you have tackled the first few lessons there, you will be ready to begin your afghan.