Knitted Tray by madebyChrissieD

Knitted Tray

Knitting
March 2015
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
in seed stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
69 yards (63 m)
one size
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This pattern is available for free.

Yarn details:
1 skein of Lexington Craft Yarn or equivalent - you’ll use every last bit of the skein so don’t go leave long tail ends or make your tray larger unless you don’t mind buying more!
Weight: Super Bulky (6)
Contents: 85% acrylic, 15% wool
Skein Weight 4.93 oz/140 g
Yardage: 69 yd/63 m
Knitting Gauge: 7 sts - 10 rows = 4” (10 cm)
A small amount of British Double Knitting/ US Light Worsted (3) in a matching colour to join finished seams

Tools and Notions:
I used 8.0 mm, US - 11 knitting needles
NB: the recommended needle for this yarn is 12.75 mm/17 US but using a small needle gives a denser knit which in turn makes a firmer and more stable storage tray/basket
Row counter or pen & paper to keep track of your progress
Super large eyed finishing needle

Required Stitches:
Cast on and Cast off and British Moss/US Seed stitch.
NB: The pattern is worked in a stitch that has different names on either side of the Atlantic, in Britain we call it moss stitch and in the US it’s called seed stitch. Confusion can arise due to a variation stitch based on this original stitch known as a double moss stitch in Britain but in the US called, you guessed it, moss stitch!

Tension:
My tension is approx 9 stitches and 19 rows to 4” (10 cm).
If your tension is looser you’ll want to use a smaller needle as a looser tension won’t give your work the firmness required for the walls to stand up on your tray/basket. Also it’s likely you won’t have enough yarn in 1 skein to finish the project if you work more loosely than this.