Mod­ern Cu­bist Bas­kets

Make an artis­tic state­ment by adding these avant-garde bas­kets to your home’s decor. They are a per­fect ex­am­ple of what you can cre­ate with a sim­ple con­cept.

Creative Knitting - - CONTENTS - De­sign by LENA SK­VAGER­SON for An­nie’s Sig­na­ture De­signs

De­sign by Lena Sk­vager­son for An­nie’s Sig­na­ture De­signs

Sizes

Small cube (large cube, rec­tan­gle) In­struc­tions are given for small cube, with large cube and rec­tan­gle in paren­the­ses. When only 1 num­ber is given, it ap­plies to all ver­sions.

Fin­ished Mea­sure­ments

5 (6, 4) inches wide x5 (6, 8) inches long x5 (6, 4) inches tall

Ma­te­ri­als

• Ply­mouth Yarn En­core Chunky (chunky weight; 75% acrylic/ 25% wool; 143 yds/100g per ball): Small cube: 1 ball each grey #0194 (A) and ivory #0256 (B) Large cube: 1 ball each beige #0240 (C) and blue #0515 (D) Rec­tan­gle: 1 ball each char­coal

#0389 (E) and beige #0240 (C) • Size 8 (5mm) 24-inch cir­cu­lar nee­dle or

size needed to ob­tain gauge • Stitch holder • Lock­ing stitch mark­ers

Gauge

20 sts and 16 rows = 4 inches/ 10cm in Bas­ket Weave pat (blocked). To save time, take time to

check gauge.

Pat­tern Stitch

Bas­ket Weave (odd num­ber of sts) Row 1 (RS): K1, *knit 2nd st on LH nee­dle tbl, then knit first st through front loop; drop both sts off LH nee­dle; rep from * to end. Row 2: P1, *purl 2nd st on LH nee­dle through front loop, then purl first st through front loop; drop both sts off LH nee­dle; rep from * to end. Rep Rows 1 and 2 for pat.

Pat­tern Notes

Bas­kets are worked flat from the bot­tom side edge up. A han­dle is cre­ated by mak­ing a hole in 1 side. The bot­tom is picked up from 1 sec­tion of the cast-on edge and worked to the proper length, af­ter which the re­main­ing 3 sides are sewn to the rest of the cast-on edge. Cir­cu­lar nee­dle is used to ac­com­mo­date the large num­ber of stitches. Do not join.

Bas­ket

Sides With A(C, E), cast on 99 (119, 119) sts;

do not join. Row 1 (WS): Plac­ing lock­ing st mark­ers in cast-on edge as in­di­cated, k25 (29, 19), pm; k24 (30, 40), pm; k25 (31, 21), pm; k25 (29, 39). Work in Bas­ket Weave pat un­til piece mea­sures 3 (4, 2) inches, end­ing with a WS row. Change to B(D, C); work 2 rows in

es­tab­lished pat. Han­dle Open­ing Di­vi­sion row (RS): Work 57 (69, 65) sts; dec and bind off 9 (11, 9) sts for han­dle as fol­lows: p2­tog, p1, pass 2nd st on RH nee­dle over first st, [p1, pass 2nd st on RH nee­dle over first st] 5 (7, 5) times; p2­tog, pass 2nd st on RH nee­dle over first; p1, pass 2nd st on RH nee­dle over first st; work rem 32 (28, 44) sts in es­tab­lished pat—57 (69, 65) sts in longer sec­tion and 33 (29, 45) sts in shorter sec­tion. Work 3 rows even on shorter sec­tion.

Cut yarn. With WS still fac­ing, re­join yarn to longer sec­tion; beg with Row 2 of pat, work 3 rows even.

Join­ing row (RS): Work to open­ing; us­ing ca­ble cast-on method (see page 111), cast on 9 (11, 9) sts; k1, then con­tinue in es­tab­lished pat to end. Work 2 rows even. Bind-off row (WS): *Bind off 3 sts kwise, k2­tog, pass 2nd st on RH nee­dle over first st; rep from * un­til all sts are bound off. Bot­tom With RS fac­ing and us­ing A(C, E), pick up and knit 25 (31, 21) sts in cast-on row be­tween 2nd and 3rd mark­ers. Work in pat un­til bot­tom mea­sures ap­prox 5 (6, 8) inches, or length of fab­ric be­tween first and 2nd mark­ers so that bot­tom will fit open­ing. Bind off.

Fin­ish­ing

Sew side seam. Sew 3 rem sides of bot­tom to

cast-on edge. Weave in ends.

Small Cube

Large Cube

Rec­tan­gle

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