Cask Baskets


Xandy Peters

Size About 7 (10, 12)” bottom diameter

Yarn HiKoo Tee Cakes (51% cotton scraps, 49% scraps of undetermined fiber content; about 75 yd [69 m]/225-300 g):

  • 7″ basket: greys (MC) and yellows (CC), 1 skein each
  • 10″ basket: greys (MC), 1 skein; blues (CC), 2 skeins
  • 12″ basket: greys (MC) and oranges (CC), 2 skeins each

Yarn distributed by Skacel

Gauge About 7 sts and 11 rows = 4″ in St st on larger needle (see Notes)


  • Size 17 (12.75 mm): 24″ circular (cir) needle
  • Size 15 (10 mm): 24″ cir needle and set of double-pointed needles (dpn)
  • Markers (m)
  • Tapestry needle

These baskets are the best of both worlds—designed to be sturdy enough to hold a variety of goods, but soft and supple enough to stack easily in almost any space. Roll up the brims for taller objects or keep them low to show off your goods.

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