Tisket Felted Basket

Tisket Felted Basket
4 skeins Cascade 220 or approximately 900 yards feltable wool
Size 13 needles

Yarn is double stranded throughout entire basket.

gauge: 2.5 stitches per inch

Cast on 14 stitches.
Row 1: Purl
Row 2: (RS) k1, M1, knit till 1 stich remains unworked, M1, k1.
Repeat row 1-2 until you have 20 stitces.
Work even for 3 rows.

Row 3: (RS) k1, M1, knit till 1 stitch remains unworked, M1, k1 (22 sts).
Work even until piece measures 9.5 inches from cast-on ending with a WS row.

Row 4: (RS) k1, SSK, knit until 3 stitches remain unworked, k2tog, k1 (20 sts).
Work 3 rows even.

Row 5: (RS) k1, SSK, knit until 3 stitches remain unworked, k2tog, k1.
Row 6: Purl
Repeat rows 5-6 until 14 stitches remain.
Leaving stitches on needle and with RS facing, pick up and knit 32 stitches to cast-on edge. Pick up and knit 14 stitches on cast-on edge. Pick up and knit 32 stitches down side and join in the round (92 sts). PM.

Round 1: knit
Round 2: k7, M1, *k23, M1* 3 times, k16 (96 sts).
Knit 4 rounds even.

Round 3: k8, M1, *k16, M1* 5 times, k8 (102 sts).
Knit even until sides measure 8 inches.
Purl 1 round.
Knit 1 round.
Purl 1 round.
Cast off in knit next 28 stitches, k11, cast off in knit next 40 stitches, k11, cast off remaining 12 stitches.

Join yarn to 1 set of 11 stitches.
Row 1: k6, bring yarn forward, slip 5.
Repeat until handle measures 27 inches.
Bind off both sets of 11 stitches together using the 3 needle bind off technique.
Weave in ends and felt to size/look desired.


joyzaz@yahoo.com said...

please, i am french, what is M1?
joyce-about the basket

Anonymous said...

M1 should be "make one". Hope this helps. Sheri

me said...

M1 is make one which is increasing 1 stitch. You can do this by knitting into the front and back of the stitch. I don't know if I can describe correctly a true M1. If you hold your 2 needles slightly apart you will see a stand of yarn, a bar, if you pick that stitch up with your left needle going from front to back, then knit it through the back you have created a knit M1. For a purl M1, pick that bar up going from back to front and then purl the front leg. If this doesn't make sense you can find lots of instructions online for this. HTH.

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Susan J said...

Hi! I have a basket almost done but I'm confused about the handle. Why do you do it with passing the yarn & then slipping the stitches. It leaves these strings of yarn in front of the handle. I thought maybe it was trying to shape the handle round, but it's not. I really want to finish it! Could you possibly email me privately? This is a great pattern! Your site is fun. I loved your 100 things list. I can so relate! :-)
Susan J.

me said...

Sorry Susan J, I didn't see your email addy. The handle is like a twisted i-cord which I think gives it more stability. So you'll knit 6, bring the yarn forward, slip 5 stitches. When you go to do the next row the yarn will be in the middle of the work. Knit your first stitch, pulling a little tight. I should have made a note that it will look wrong for the first inch or two. Once you move further on the handle it will settle down into place and you'll see something that is like 2 tubes with a criss-cross joining them. HTH.