Taproot Magazine features my new Arm Knit Basket pattern this month.
UPDATE: I’m now able to offer
Arm Knit Basket pattern for purchase.
Arm Knit Basket Kit for purchase.
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!
Greetings from Lithuania!
I love your projects, I have your book and i am trying to make some projects myself. But it is hard to find big yarns in Lithuania. It is not popular here. So please, can you recommend me some e-stores who can ship yarn to Lithuania?
Thank you so much
Hi! I’m so glad you like my book and my projects! I ship yarn to Lithuania if you are interested. You can find my products at http://www.flaxandtwineshop.com. Let me know if you have any questions. As to companies that ship internationally at a low cost, try Loveknitting.com. They are based out of the UK – maybe there shipping costs are lower??
Karl Johnson says
Wow! Just amazing Idea ,this is one of my favorite DIY blog . I always try to do something myself after reading this blog. Though I always cant finish 🙁 because of my business, but I try to follow all the latest posts from here. I am gonna try this one make complete :). Any way the photographs are also amazing. keep posting..
Thanks so much, Karl!
Luv to see more pls.
Hi Marg, If you’re interested in more about this pattern, check out the issue in Taproot – It has everything you need there!
Marvellous piece of art. I have been knitting sweaters since a long time but never tried making something like this. Will definitely give it a try. Thanks for sharing.
I’m so glad you like the basket! Definitely give it a whirl!
These look so beautiful. Would be a great solution for the large black plastic outdoor pots I’d like to bring inside to overwinter. I’d love to buy the pattern- could you tell me the height and diameter of the large pot cover?
I’m so glad you like them. The dimensions of hte knitted piece before seaming is 24″ by 36″. You can fold down the 24″ depending on your plant height, but the 36″ circumference around the height is set. To make a shorter circumference, you would just knit fewer rows.
Thanks for your interest!
Zombie Road Trip says
Nice Post I Like It Very Much..
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