Taproot Magazine features my new Arm Knit Basket pattern this month.
Included are two different arm knit basket sizes, large and small. I think the baskets turned out beautifully. Plus, it’s such an easy pattern to make. You have to give it a whirl! What a stunning cozy for a plant or fill it with anything you want to make a gorgeous statement in any room!
In the pages of Taproot, I have included everything you need both to learn how to arm knit and to make the arm knit basket via easy photographic tutorials. The structure of the baskets come somewhat from the weight of the yarn and the basic stitch pattern, and also from the double thickness of the fabric. Above, you see the large arm knit basket with a folded top cuff. The pot of the plant contributes some to the basket’s structure.
Here, you see both the large and the small baskets folded double thick, which allows them to stand easily by themselves.
I adore the yarn I used for the basket–Crazy Monster from Stonehedge Fibers. Don’t you just love the name? You can find the yarn at The Yarn Company. It is 100% wool and feels soft, yet substantial. A thin thread binds the yarn giving it a solid body. The color is Snow. One skein is enough to make both baskets.
If you don’t want to use this specialty yarn, you can always substitute with multiple strands of a super bulky yarn, like 4 strands of Cascade Magnum or Blue Sky Bulky. Simply split the skeins to get required amount. If you are looking for something less expensive than that, try Lion Brand Thick & Quick The pattern and baskets still work!
When Taproot reached out to me for this project, I was beyond excited. It’s such a gorgeous magazine and I love seeing one of my projects within its pages.
Also, the magazine has such an earthy and honest feel and look. The articles and projects come from the heart. So do go out and find yourself a copy. Next, use it as an excuse to kick back with a nice cup of coffee for a sweet, makerly indulgence!
Finally, I hope your summer is off to a great start!