PRONGS! Knitting Basket
This pattern is part of The Witch & Wizard Academy Primer YEAR 2.

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PRONGS! for Defense against shadows – Ever watchful, the White Hart guards his kin. His antlers form a protective embrace around your new felted KNITTING BASKET! PRONGS! Sorry but PRONGS! must be shouted. Mostly because somewhere along the line I started shouting PRONGS! while I was knitting it and it kinda stuck. This basket is knitted in the round using stranded intarsia (You could also use duplicate stitch to put the antlers on afterwards.)  I hope you will like having your knitting projects being hugged by antlers. The handles are inspired by the beautiful bolga baskets handmade by people in Ghana. If you haven’t seen these baskets they are a treat, you can find them at fair trade dealers, online or even at whole foods. Anyhoot I must tell you that I felted the i-cord handles around coiling cord! (The cord you use to do woven baskets.) It isn’t totally necessary, but it made them so stiff and sturdy. I love how it turned out! Again, don’t worry, it is easy and fun and I’ll walk you through it.

Owl Experience Level: intermediate

Finished measurements:  As basket stands, it is 10” high not including handle x 33” largest circumference. Pre-felting measurements FLAT are 19” high x 19” wide.

Yarns used: Bulky weight 100% wool such as: Brown Sheep Lambs Pride Bulky,
113 g – 125 yds – 114 m, 85% Wool 15% Mohair.
MC – M-007 Sable (dark brown): 3 skeins
CC1 – M-140 Aran: (cream/white) 1 skein
Be sure to use a fiber that will felt & do a test swatch!

Tension/gauge: Work 12 sts and 16 rows to measure 4 x4” in St stitch using US 11 or 8mm needles with MC.

US 11 (8 mm) circular needles 24” long,
US 11 (8 mm) dpns for handle,
crochet hook for attaching fringe, sewing needle and spare any colorthread, stitch markers, tape,tapestry needle, zippered pillowcase for felting, 40” of ¼inch Coiling Cord (This is cord used for basket weaving. You can get it in online in bulk or by the yard on Etsy.com or at most craft stores. (Optional, but keeps strap stiff.)

Tiny owl stitch dictionary:
CC 1:  contrasting color 1
dec:  decrease(s)
dpns:  double pointed needles
k2tog:knit the next two stitches together.
kfb: knit into front and back of the next stitch.
MC:  main color
pm:  place marker
(RS): right side
sm:  slip marker
ssk:slip next 2 sts knitwise onto your right needle, insert left needle purlwise into the front of the sts and knit them tog.
St st: stockinette/stocking stitch. k a row, purl a row.
st(s):  stitch(es)
(WS):wrong side

PRONGS! Knitting Basket
This pattern is part of The Witch & Wizard Academy Primer YEAR 2.

buy it now tiny owl knits11.99 USD (5 knitting pattern E-book.)