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P097 Garter Stitch Basket

A sweet soft basket for storing your yarn stash, projects or sewing odds-and-ends. Worked flat and seamed together, this project is a great introduction for new knitters to shaping. Each ball of Lincraft cakes yarn should make two baskets. Prior to commencing this project knitters will need to know how to knit, slip and cast on and off.

Height (brim unfolded) - cm 20
Diameter (across base) - cm 20
Yarn Required: Lincraft Cakes 200g balls 1


A pair of 4.50mm knitting needles.
Wool needle for sewing in ends.

17 sts and 32 rows to 10cm over garter st, using 4.50mm needles.

K: Knit Sl1: Slip One Stitch purlwise

Casting on:
Using 4.50mm needles, cast on 42 sts. Begin to work in garter stitch AT THE SAME TIME working the shaping below.

Base Shaping:
**Row 1: K40, turn.
Row 2: Sl1, Knit remaining sts.
Row 3: K38, turn
Row 4: Sl1, Knit remaining sts.
Row 5: K36, turn
Row 6: Sl1, Knit remaining sts.
Row 7: K34, turn
Row 8: Sl1, Knit remaining sts.
Row 9: K32, turn
Row 10: Sl1, Knit remaining sts.
Row 11: Knit all.
Row 12: Knit all.
Repeat from **, 12 more times until 144 rows have been worked.

Cast off.

Using a wool needle and piece of yarn, sew the cast on edge to the cast off edge, taking care to line up the sts as evenly as possible. Fasten off and weave in all ends.

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