A Basket Full Of Knitting

Knitting Basket With Fair Isle Star Quilt Pattern


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Recently I sorted a bunch of my orphan quilt blocks and the fair isle star was among them.  I always wanted to make a fabric basket using one of my paper piecing blocks.  Since the day I made the fair isle star quilt pattern, I knew that’s the block I wanted to use for a fabric basket to store some of my knitting supplies.  It couldn’t be more perfect.  I love it so much!  I also learned how to make perfect corners with this project.  I am writing up a tutorial on that which I am hoping to share with you next week.



Scarf From Sock Of Kindness Knitting Pattern



I find knitting scarfs to be the perfect way to learn new techniques for a novice knitter like me.  Since the knitting pattern uses exclusively SSK and K2TOG,  I have mastered them with this scarf.  I even learned how to figure out the stitching order of the next row based on what the stitches looked like in the previous row.  You can’t believe how excited I got when I figured that out!!  I was making a lot of mistakes before then, but after that it became super easy to knit this scarf with the help of a few stitch markers.



Scarf From Sock Of Kindness Knitting Pattern



During my search for a generally easy pattern, I came across the Sock of Kindness pattern on Flickr.  I fell in love with the pattern and I thought this yarn would complement it very well.  It’s a sock weight yarn I got last year during our visit to Bergen, Norway (it’s a beautiful city, by the way).   I love the transition of the warm and cool colours along with the simple addition of the design in the scarf.  I used 4.00mm (US 6) knitting needles and 40 stitches to make this scarf.  Now I am on the hunt for my next knitting project; I love keeping my hands busy!


Until next time,



16 thoughts on “A Basket Full Of Knitting

  • Leanne Parsons August 23, 2014 at 13:43

    One of these days I’m going to have to try knitting. There are so many gorgeous projects out there, and this is one of them! So beautiful! I love the fabric basket too. That’s a great star block, and the basket is such a nice way to highlight it. Thanks for linking to TGIFF.

  • Lorna McMahon August 22, 2014 at 23:29

    Incredible piece! Love the details, Soma. You make me wish I was a knitter, too!

  • Ruth August 22, 2014 at 13:08

    Love the scarf – autumn certainly feels like its drawing in and those colours are gorgeous for it!

  • Lynda M Otvos August 21, 2014 at 14:03

    Two super cute projects-the scarf is just gorgeous. I love that you were able to discern the pattern by the row below-what an accomplishment for a novice !~! Are you sure you aren’t holding out on us !~! The Fair Isle block looks great as a fabric box. Well done.

  • Shauna August 20, 2014 at 08:51

    The scarf is lovely, I love the flow of colors. And I love the fabric basket, too too cute!!!

  • Teresa Connolly August 17, 2014 at 22:45

    The scarf pattern and colours are fab and so is the bag too.

  • Teresa Connolly August 17, 2014 at 22:43

    The scarf detail and colours are fab and the basket too :)

  • Gai Butler August 17, 2014 at 04:29

    Congrats on mastering the new knitting technique, your scarf looks wonderful. I’m also loving the fair isle star block, it really looks good on your yarn basket. Am looking forward to your tutorial.

  • Janine August 16, 2014 at 03:49

    Well done! Your scarf is gorgeous and I love your fabric basket :)

  • Mary August 15, 2014 at 07:36

    Your scarf is gorgeous, Soma. I love the colors you used and it does look like you have accomplished the technique perfectly. Now…onto bigger things!

    Thank you so much for the fun hop. It was great to see all of the creativity.

  • Maria August 14, 2014 at 14:24

    You have mastered such a helpful skill by being able to use the rows before to work out where you are in a pattern…well done! Your scarf is beautiful, both the colours in the yarn and the design, gorgeous! The fabric basket you made looks so effective with the motif…absolutely lovely! :-)

  • Kim August 14, 2014 at 14:15

    You have mastered a few techniques…wonderful. I love the colours in your scarf, they blend perfectly. Your fair isle star fabric basket is a lovely pattern; ’tis perfect for storing your knitting supplies. I look forward to your tutorial. Knowing the ‘how to’ to perfect corners is always a relief!

  • krislovesfabric August 14, 2014 at 11:24

    Lovely scarf and the fabric basket looks perfect for storing supplies!! Great idea!

  • Shari August 14, 2014 at 11:20

    That’s a lovely scarf Soma…congrats on your finish. I have a friend from Norway, you’ve given me the idea to ask her to bring me back a ball of yarn next time she goes home for a visit. Very pretty yarn.

  • Kathleen August 14, 2014 at 10:52

    The scarf is beautiful Soma! I know nothing about knitting but can certainly appreciate the work that goes into it.

  • Susan August 14, 2014 at 10:40

    Very pretty scarf and I like the fabric basket. Looking forward to the tutorial.

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