I love having a knit basket or two around my home to add texture in a surprising way! This basket project is knit flat with only knit and purl stitches. Seam it up, gather the end, and fold it over and you're done. You only need a couple hours, and you have a perfect gift or special piece to warm up your winter décor.
US 11 (8mm straight) needles
1 skein Knit Collage Cast Away Yarn in Prism (100% wool; 68-70 yds, 100g) (For a replacement, look for 70 yards of a bulky or chunky yarn)
10sts = 4" in pattern on US 11 needles (gauge isn't all that important for this project, it may just affect your basket size.
Unfinished piece measures 10" x 14". Fully folded basket measures 4" high, 6" in diameter (though you can fold to varying heights).