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Loom Knit Nesting Baskets


Create a set of nesting baskets to hold containers of your favorite things! Easy project for loom knitters.
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Step 1

GETTING STARTED:
Download the PDF for a set of portable project instructions. Read through all of the instructions before beginning.

SIZE:
Small Bowl:
5" (12.5 cm) diameter x 4" (10 cm) high
Medium Bowl: 7" (18 cm) diameter x 5" (12.5 cm) high
Large Bowl: 9" (23 cm) diameter x 7" (18 cm) high

MATERIALS:

  • #7 jumbo weight yarn: Red Heart Grande, 78% acrylic/22% wool, 5.29 oz (150 g), 46 yd (42 m), Colors: #110 Aran (A), #307 Oatmeal (B) 2 skeins of each color yarn makes all three bowls.
  • Boye® 24-peg, 30-peg and 36-peg Bulky Yarn Looms
  • Loom tool
  • Yarn needle
  • One sheet of craft felt in coordinating color
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue

SPECIAL STITCHES:
Gathered Bind-Off

With only one loop on each peg, cut working yarn leaving a long tail. Thread tail onto yarn needle.
Step 1: Starting with peg 1, insert needle below the loop and pull the yarn through.
Step 2: Insert needle into loop on next peg and repeat. Repeat for all the pegs around. Insert needle into first loop again to make sure there is no gap.
Step 3: Remove all loops from pegs and pull yarn tail tight until opening is completely closed. Secure opening by stitching back and forth and tie off. Weave in tail.

Step 2

DIRECTIONS:
SMALL BOWL
With Color A and leaving an 18" (46 cm) tail, e-wrap cast on all pegs on 24-peg Bulky Yarn Loom.
Rounds 1-14: E-wrap and knit all pegs around. Cut Color A at the end of Round 14.
Rounds 15-20: Join Color B; e-wrap and knit.
To complete bowl, cut two 2" (5 cm) circles of craft felt and follow finishing directions below.

MEDIUM BOWL
Using Color B and leaving an 18" (46 cm) tail, e-wrap cast on all pegs on 30-peg Bulky Yarn Loom.
Rounds 1-15: E-wrap and knit all pegs around. Cut Color B at the end of Round 15.
Rounds 16-23: Join Color A; e-wrap and knit.
To complete bowl, cut two 2 1/2" (6.5 cm) circles of craft felt and follow finishing directions below.

LARGE BOWL
With Color A and leaving an 18" tail, e-wrap cast on all pegs on 36-peg Bulky Yarn Loom.
Rounds 1-23: E-wrap and knit all pegs around. Cut Color A at the end of Round 14.
Rounds 24-33: Join Color B; e-wrap and knit.
To complete bowl, cut two 3" (7.5 cm) circles of craft felt and follow finishing directions below.

Step 3

FINISHING:
Cut yarn
leaving an 18" (46 cm) tail. Bind off using Gathered Bind Off. Weave in ends.
With beginning tail, weave through one loop of each stitch in cast on round. Pull tight to gather stitches as for Gathered Bind Off. Tie securely and weave in ends.
Push beginning end of tube into other end of tube to form double wall bowl.
Glue craft felt circles to inside and outside bottom of bowl to cover ends.

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