This is one variation of a basketweave stitch. A simple combination of alternating blocks of knit and purl sts, a Basketweave stitch makes an illusion of woven knitted strips, like a basket. Basketweave makes a fun texture, and can be quite springy. Check out Classic Elite's free Basketweave Blanket for an example of this stitch in action.
From our Library of Knitting Stitches
// Mult 8 + 3 sts Cast on 27 Row 1: Knit Row 2: K4, P3, *K5, P3; repeat from * across, end K4. Row 3: P4, K3, *P5, K3; repeat from * across, end P4. Row 4: Repeat row 2. Row 5: Knit. Row 6: P3, *K5, P3; repeat from * across. Row 7: K3, *P5, K3; repeat from * across. Row 8: Repeat row 6. Repeat rows 1-8
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