DROPS Extra / 0-1332

Holiday Project by DROPS Design

Knitted and felted basket for Christmas with -colour pattern in DROPS Eskimo.

DROPS design: Pattern no ee-581
Yarn group E or C + C
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Measurements before felting: Diameter: approx. 36 cm Height: approx. 24 cm
Measurements after felting: Diameter: approx. 23 cm Height: approx. 14 cm
Materials:
DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio
200 g colour no 46, medium grey
150 g colour no 01, off white

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 8 mm - or size needed to get 11 sts x 15 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm before felting.
After felting: approx. 13 sts x 25 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
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pattern type: baskets, pattern/technique: graphic, theme: christmas, kitchen, nordic, tips & help: felted,

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GARTER ST (worked in the round):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. * K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*.

PATTERN:
See diagram A.1. Work all sts in stocking st.
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BASKET:
Worked in the round.

Cast on 8 sts on double pointed needles size 8 mm with medium grey.
ROUND 1: K all sts. 
ROUND 2: * K 1, 1 YO *, repeat from *-*.
ROUND 3: K all sts - K the YOs twisted (i.e. work in the back loop of sts instead of front) to avoid holes (= 16 sts). 
ROUND 4: * K 2, 1 YO *, repeat from *-*.
ROUND 5: As 3rd round (= 24 sts).
ROUND 6: * K 3, 1 YO *, repeat from *-*.
REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION Repeat 5th and 6th round but on every inc there is 1 st more between inc (switch to circular needle when needed).
When there are 112 sts on needle, K 1 round while inc 13 sts evenly = 125 sts. The bottom is now done. P 1 round. Now measure the piece from here.
Work in stocking st in the round until piece measures 4 cm. Now work A.1 (= 25 sts) 5 times on round. When entire diagram has been worked vertically, work 2 ridges in GARTER ST - see explanation above, with off white. Loosely cast off - make sure that the cast-off edge is not too tight.

FELTING:
Place the basket in the washing machine with a detergent without enzymes and optical bleach. Wash at 40 degrees with normal spin but no pre-wash. After wash shape the basket to the right size while still wet and leave to dry flat. At subsequent wash, hand wash the basket as a regular wool garment.

Diagram

= medium grey
= off white

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