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FT232 Not Just For Easter Baskets
Fiber Trends Pattern FT232
Design by Megan Jacobson
These adorable baskets knit up quickly and can be used for Easter or any special occasion. Knit one up for a wedding or your next baby shower.
Sizes: Will vary with the amount of felting.
Baskets shown measure 8" (20cm) across at base and 3½" (9cm) deep, or 11" (28cm) to top of handle.
Yarn Requirements: Use a DK weight yarn that felts easily. We used Perendale by Naturally Yarns. Yarn is used double strand throughout.
Approximate yardage needed: Easter Basket: 260 yards (238m) of MC and 20 yards (18m) of novelty yarn. Shown in Perendale #91 (3 skeins) with Temptation #616 (1 skein).
Baby Shower Basket: 210 yards (192m) of MC and 60 yards (55m) of CC. Shown in Perendale #74 (2 skeins) and #96 (1 skein).
Flower Girl Basket: 290 yards (265m). Shown in Perendale #64 (3 skeins)
Needles: US size 11 (8mm) in a 16" (40cm) circular and a set of double points. 1 spare, smaller 16" (40cm) circular.
Other Supplies: 2 yards of lawn trimmer line, cut into 24" (60cm)lengths. (We used .065 gauge line.)
For Easter Eggs: Approximately 20 yards (19m) of wool and a styrofoam egg for each; felting needle and small amount of fiber for decorations.
For Flower Girl Basket: About 3 yards (meters) of narrow ribbon.