How do you knit a diagonal blanket?

How do you do the diagonal stitch?

DIAGONAL BASTING STITCH[edit | edit source]

Insert needle through fabric to the reverse side at 3, to the left of and even with the point where the needle was first inserted, forming a stitch on the top side diagonal to the warp and the weft. Bring needle out to the front side at 4 to begin next stitch. Repeat.

What is use of diagonal stitches?

This stitch is most often used in tailoring to hold fabric layers together (not along a stitching line). The stitches control the shifting of fabric during pressing, fitting and construction. Diagonal basting is perfect for holding a pocket in place, so it doesn’t shift during stitching.

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