Knit a Folk Art Basket

Add some coziness to your décor with a homemade basket that showcases traditional knitting techniques and functionality.


Photo by Danielle Atkins; Project sample knitted by Megan Senini

Excerpted from Knitted Baskets: 42 Hip, Happy, and Handmade Projects to Keep Your World Organized (Spring House Press).

Stranded knitting has a rich tradition in Scandinavia and the British Isles. Hats, mittens, socks, vests, and sweaters sport bands of decorative and whimsical designs. This basket captures a little flavor of those intrepid knitters who have created such functional and beautiful outerwear over the centuries.  

Tools and Materials

  • 16-inch circular needles, U.S. size 4
  • 16-inch circular needles, U.S. size 5
  • Double-pointed needles, U.S. size 5
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle
  • 1 skein each Berroco Vintage yarn (3 1/2ounces/218 yards) in the following colors: 5150 Berries (color A), 5101 Mochi (color B).

Finished measurements

8 inches wide by 4-1⁄4 inches high

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