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Sunday, June 4, 2017

A Basket Full of Posies: The Learner's Curve Series

A Free Knitting Pattern

 The last pattern in the learner's curve series! I have had so much fun with these patterns, and I think this one is my favorite out of all three of them. I loved it so much I felt that it needed its own name. 

Let's review the other two patterns. We started out really simple with the Learner's Curve Dishcloth.  With the dishcloth, we learned the the basics of the slipped stitch and and how to make the i-cord edging. 

The second pattern in the series was the Learner's Curve Clutch. We grew our understanding and added dimension to our project. We seemed two sides together to make a simple bag design and we practiced making the i-cord all on its own. 

The third and final pattern we are taking all that we learned to make a really lovely basket. The slip stitch pattern is the same and we keep the ideas of seaming two sides together with the i-cord edging. 

 Material's Needed

Yarn: Any worsted cotton yarn you have will do. 1 ball for color A and ½ a ball for color B.
Needles: 5.5MM  straight needles and double points. You can use regular needles for the clutch, but for the edging and strap you will need the double points.
Notions: Tapestry needle to sew in your ends. 
Size: finished basket is 7 by 7 square. 2 1/2 inches tall. 
Gauge: 16 stitches of the pattern = 4 in, 28 rows equals 4 in.
Stitches Used:  Knit (k), Purl (p), Slip Stitch (sl), Knit 2 together (k2tog)

Where Can I Get The Pattern?

 This is a free pattern just keep scrolling down. It will also be a paid pattern that will include the other two patterns with it in the price. For $3.00 you will get all three patterns in the series. Lois T. If you see this send me a message and I will send you the other patterns in the series since you already paid for the first one. 

It is for sale in my Ravelry now
The link takes you to the link for puchasing all three patterns for $3.00.
If you just want the basket pattern you can go here.

Pattern Instructions

Julia Schwartz. Do not reproduce, copy, distribute, or sell this pattern without permission of the designer. This pattern must not be translated, reproduced, or circulated in another language without prior consent. If you have questions about this pattern please contact me. 

Bottom of the Basket:

Cast on 28 st.

Row 1 -38: K, at the end of row 38 do not cast off

Sides of basket:

Side one:
Row 39: p
Row 40: {k 2, sl 2 with yarn in front like you are going to purl} repeat {to} till the end.
Row 41: p 1,{sl 2 with the yarn in the back like you are going to knit, p2,} Repeat  {to} till the end. Ending with a p 1. 
Row 42: {sl 2 with the yarn in front, k2} repeat {to} till the end.
Row 43: p 3, {sl 2 with yarn in the back, p 2} repeat {to} till 1 st from the end p 1.
Row 44- 52: repeat rows 40 – 43,
Cast off. 

All other sides:

Pick up 28 stiches on side starting with the right side facing up.
Repeat instructions for the first side, for a total of 4 sides.
(Now would be a good time to block your work. It’s not necessary but it gives it a nice finish.)

 Sewing up the corners

With the double pointed needles, put an adjustable loop on your needle, insert your needle through both sides of the fabric at the bottom corner. See picture for clarification.  {Pick up a stitch, k2tog } repeat {to} til you come to the end of the corner (most of mine were 10 stitches), cast off.
Repeat for all the corners. 

I-cord Edging and Handles:

Start at a corner, Cast on 3 st onto one of your double point needles.  With the right side facing up, insert the needle in the right hand side corner and {pick up a new st. You should now have 4 st on the needle. Push the needle down so you are now working from the other end, k 2, k2tog through the back loops}
Repeat {to} for a total of 8 times

Make i-cord handles:

Pick up a new stitch, (there should be 4 stitches on the needle, {k 4, move work the other side of the needle} repeat {to} 15 times, k 2, k2tog (for 3 stitches on the needle).
Skip 9 stitches  and {pick up a new st . You should now have 4 st on the needle. Push the needle down so you are now working from the other end, k 2, k2tog through the back loops}
Repeat  {to} for a total of 4 5 times (this should bring you to the start of the next i-cord handle
Repeat the instructions starting at Make i-cord handles:
The i-cord edging after the handle will be a repeat of 37 and not 45.
Cast off. Weave in all you ends.  

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