Thursday, February 7, 2013

FO Friday - Soft Box

The soft box took absolutely no time to knit up, so here it is as a FO already:

In fact, I think the most time consuming part was picking up stitches for the rim. I've come to the conclusion that I hate picking up stitches :( I'm pretty sure I'm doing it wrong, because surely it oughtn't be that complicated! I don't mind when it's just a few for the fingers of a glove or the heels of a sock, but here I had to pick up 108! Gah. Took forever.

I'm not entirely sure what I think of the finished product. I was going to make one in purple as well, but it is definitely more decorative than functional... on the other hand, it does do decorative rather nicely ;)

Pattern: Soft Baskets
Yarn: Coats Puppets Lyric 8/8 (100% cotton)
Modifications: I used seed stitch for the rim rather than ribbing. I got the idea of another Ravelry user and think it looks nicer :)


  1. that soft basket is cute, I have to add that pattern to my library. Have a knitty friday xx

  2. great basket. I loathe picking up stitches and will make as many changes as possible to minimise the number!!

  3. That's cute. I think it would look fabulous lined with some patterned fabric too.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend x

    1. You're right, it probably would :)

  4. I love it!! It's just perfect for your on -the-go projects.

  5. I love it also...and I just had to pick up 141 stitches for a cardigan neckline..the 1st time I had done you I think I did it wrong and will not be thrilled doing it again..

  6. Lovely basket!

    Here's my FO: