DROPS Extra / 0-1340

Heart and Soul by DROPS Design

Knitted and felted basket with hearts for Christmas in DROPS Nepal.

DROPS design: Pattern no ne-238
Yarn group C or A + A
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Measurements before felting: Diameter: approx. 27-33-36 cm Height when folded: approx. 16 cm in all sizes.
Measurements after felting: Diameter: approx. 17-21-23 cm Height when folded: approx. 10 cm in all sizes.
Materials:
DROPS NEPAL from Garnstudio
100 g for all sizes in colour no 0501, grey.
150 g for all sizes in colour no 3620, red

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES and CIRCULAR NEEDLE (40 cm) SIZE 5 mm - or size needed to get 17 sts x 22 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
AFTER FELTING: 22 sts x 34 rows in stocking st = 10 x 10 cm.
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PATTERN:
See diagram A.1. The diagram shows all rows in pattern seen from RS.
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BASKET:
Work in the round in stocking st.
Cast on 8 sts with red and distribute them on 4 double pointed needles size 5 mm, switch to circular needle when needed. Work 1 round in stocking st while at the same time inc by K 2 sts in every st = 16 sts. Insert 8 markers in piece with 2 sts between every marker. Continue in the round with stocking st – AT THE SAME TIME inc with 1 YO after every marker (= 8 YOs on round) on every other round - on next round K YO twisted to avoid holes. REMEMBER THE
KNITTING TENSION! Continue like this until there are 120-144-160 sts on needle. Piece measures approx. 13-15-17 cm from centre. Insert 1 marker, NOW MEASURE PIECE FROM HERE!

EDGE:
K 1 round while inc 6-0-2 sts evenly = 126-144-162 sts. Continue in stocking st and red until piece measures 12 cm in all sizes. Then work with grey but turn piece and work in the round in opposite direction (so that RS is outwards when edge is folded). When piece measures 19 cm in all sizes, work pattern as follows: Work A.1 (= 7-8-9 repetitions on round in total). When A.1 has been worked vertically, work 3 rounds in stocking st with grey. P 1 round and K 1 round, then loosely cast off with P sts.

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 - see measurements at beg of pattern. At subsequent wash, wash the basket at regular wool programme. Fold edge outwards approx. 7 cm in all sizes.

Diagram

= grey
= red

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