DROPS Extra / 0-1332

Holiday Project by DROPS Design

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

DROPS design: Pattern no ee-581
Yarn group E or C + C
Measurements before felting: Diameter: approx. 36 cm Height: approx. 24 cm
Measurements after felting: Diameter: approx. 23 cm Height: approx. 14 cm
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 instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
GARTER ST (worked in the round):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. * K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*.

See diagram A.1. Work all sts in stocking st.

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.

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.

This pattern has been corrected. .

New yarn amount:
DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio
200 g colour no 46, medium grey
Updated online: 22.12.2016
New chart A.1 added

Updated online: 12.01.2017


= medium grey
= off white

Comments (5)

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Nora 27.10.2017 - 08:46:

Thanks for reply! I ended up tumble drying it.....pretty good result now, but the pattern area did shrink more than plain knit. But the basket is beautiful and I will try again.....thanks Drops. Only discovered Drops this year....and am loving knitting and crocheting again, your yarns and patterns are the best!

Nora 26.10.2017 - 14:28:

My basket has not shrunk! It has felted a bit on the base but is all floppy......so disappointed. Made in Eskimo. Any help appreciated!

DROPS Design 26.10.2017 kl. 15:22:

Dear Nora, Eskimo is a great yarn for felting, make sure you followed all the steps for felting - see here and make sure you used a "normal" wash program. Your DROPS store will help you if you have any further questions. Happy knitting!

Barbara 12.12.2016 - 00:25:

Pur avendo seguito fedelmente le istruzioni, uno dei due colori, quello del fondo, non sarà sufficiente per finire la seconda parte del motivo. Dovró procurarmi il quarto gomitolo.

DROPS Design 12.12.2016 kl. 06:39:

Buongiorno Barbara. Trasmettiamo la sua osservazione al settore design. La ringraziamo e buon lavoro!

Aleksandra 10.12.2016 - 18:39:

Hi, I love this! Just making it. But there is a mistake in diag A1 5th row There is 4 grey 2 off white1 grey 1 off white1 grey 3 off white and it should be 4 grey 2 off white1 grey 1 off white 2 grey 2 off white.

DROPS Design 16.12.2016 kl. 23:45:

Dear Aleksandra, thank you for your comment. You are right. We will correct the diagram. Happy knitting!

Patty 06.12.2016 - 22:26:

I love the basket. Don't think I will get to it this year, but maybe next!

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