DROPS Extra / 0-1374

So Citric! by DROPS Design

Knitted and felted basket for Easter with multi-coloured pattern in DROPS Eskimo.

DROPS Design: Pattern no ee-589
Yarn group E or C + C
Measurements before felting: Diameter: approx. 35 cm. Height: approx. 21 cm.
Measurements after felting: Diameter: approx. 22 cm. Height: approx. 12 cm.
DROPS ESKIMO from Garnstudio (belongs to yarn group E)
200 g colour no. 24, yellow
100 colour no. 01, off white

DROPS DOUBLE POINTED NEEDLES AND CIRCULAR NEEDLE (80 cm) SIZE 8 MM – or the size needed to get 11 stitches and 15 rows stocking stitch on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.
After felting 13 stitches and 25 rows on 10 cm in width and 10 cm in height.

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RIDGE/GARTER STITCH (worked in the round):
1 ridge = 2 rounds. Knit 1 round and purl 1 round.

See diagram A.1. All the stitches are worked in stocking stitch.

The piece is worked in the round with double pointed needles. Change to circular needle when you have increased enough stitches.

Cast on 8 stitches with double pointed needles size 8 mm and yellow.
ROUND 1: Knit. 
ROUND 2: * Knit 1, 1 yarn over *, repeat from *-*.
ROUND 3: Knit – the yarn overs are knitted twisted (i.e. in the back loop of the stitch instead of the front) to prevent holes (= 16 stitches). 
ROUND 4: * Knit 2, 1 yarn over *, repeat from *-*.
ROUND 5: Work in the same way as round 3 (= 24 stitches).
ROUND 6: * Knit 3, 1 yarn over *, repeat from *-*.
REMEMBER THE KNITTING TENSION! Repeat rounds 5 and 6, but each time you increase there will be 1 more stitch between the increases (change to circular needle when there are enough stitches on the needle).
When there are 112 stitches on the needle, knit 1 round where you increase 8 stitches evenly along the round = 120 stitches. The bottom is now finished. Purl 1 round. The piece is now measured from here!
Knit 2 rounds. Now work A.1 (= 24 stitches) 5 times along the round. NOTE: Be especially careful with the knitting tension when using more than one colour in the pattern so that the piece is not tight! When the whole diagram has been completed in height, work 2 RIDGES – see description above, with off white. Loosely cast off – Make sure the cast-off edge is not tight. The edge measures approx. 21 cm from the purled round.

Place the basket in the washing machine with a detergent without enzymes and optical bleaches. Wash at 40 degrees with normal centrifuge and without pre-wash. After washing, shape the basket to the required measurements whilst still wet. Later, the basket is washed by hand as a normal wool garment.


= yellow
= off white

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