Twined Basket in Blue by Melissa Somerville

Twined Basket in Blue

June 2009
Recycled tee shirts
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
2.5 stitches and 3 rows = 1 inch
in twined stockinette
US 13 - 9.0 mm
500 - 700 yards (457 - 640 m)
any size
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

I discovered this twined technique when I tried to make the Larus+Ardea mitts, and loved the sturdy fabric it creates. I also found a great book at our local library “Traditional Scandinavian Knitting” by McGregor (can’t remember first name at the moment) that includes this technique among others. If I can find a copy I am going to buy it!
I threw in the alternating stripes because I was experimenting, and used blue tees because I have so many in my stash and they are easy to find at the thrifts.