Ruffles Felted Basket & Bowl by Carol Bristol
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Ruffles Felted Basket & Bowl

Knitting
September 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
2 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 15 - 10.0 mm
240 - 300 yards (219 - 274 m)
Two bowls
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Fill the 10 ½” basket or bowl with spring treats! The wire insert for the handle is optional. Cute for Easter, and a lovely Mother’s Day gift, wedding basket, and plant holder for a 4” pot.

Information from pattern:
The bowl and basket are knit with a double strand of worsted felting yarn; the ruffle portion is made with one strand of worsted felting yarn.

Optional carry along yarn: thread based such as Crystal Palace Little Flowers

Instruction is included for the optional florist wire insert handle, (the basket is pictured with a wired handle).

Finished size will vary with yarn selection & duration of felting.

Felted Basket: 4 ¾”tall (10½”tall with handle), 4½” diameter
220 yards worsted yarn main color and 20 yards carry along yarn (optional) in ruffle and base and 50-100 yards worsted yarn for stripes and contrast ruffle, depending upon how many stripes you incorporate into the design.

Felted Egg Bowl: 3”tall, 5”long, 3½”wide opening, base 7” long, 5” wide
240 yards worsted yarn and 20 carry along yarn (optional), and 50-100 yards worsted yarn for stripes and contrast ruffle, depending upon how many stripes you incorporate into the design.

Needles & Notions
#15 (10mm) circular needles, 16” length
#15 (10mm) double pointed needles, 2
Gauge: 2 sts/in.
#13 (8mm) double pointed needles, 2 for making the I-cord handle
Tapestry needle, 4 stitch markers
2 different split ring markers
10 lb weight nylon twine, 36” per basket.
18 gauge florist wire (18” length) & wire cutter.
Twine or nylon cord and florist wire available at your local yarn shop or craft store.