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Monday, October 25, 2010

Tarn Basket

I did it!  It has that "dorky homemade look," but I love it.  It took a week, start to finish

You need:
Tee shirts cut into 1" strips
Size 9 double pointed needles
Size 9 circular needles - Mine were 36" long
a sense of humor.

The square bottom with the increases was inspired by the: Knitty French Market Basket. I increased until I was happy with the size. I never counted, ‘cause it really didn’t matter. It measures about 10” across the bottom. Then I did a purl row to help it turn up for the sides. The sides also measure 10”. The last 6 rows are garter so it won’t curl. The handles are braids with knots and then the strands for the knots were threaded through and knotted again on the inside.

Knitting this was hard work at times.  I should have used bigger needles, but I wanted a really stiff fabric.  It stands up by itself.   I like that it is washable, and my hope that it will be really durable.  I'm not sure what I want to use it for, but for now it is holding the remaining "tarn" that will be used in another project.

1 comment:

  1. I like it! I imagine it would be good for picking apples, for some reason!