A double-knit box with an integrated lid
BOX OF DELIGHTS v2
This box not only has a lid, but a seamless construction, shaping and an integrated hinge thanks to the subtle use of marled stitches. It is loosely based on the masu box, a traditional origami pattern.
For practicing techniques, this is an ideal small piece — it has cast-on, bind-off, increases, decreases, color-changing, simple two-pattern double-knitting and marled knits and purls. However, it’s also designed to be sturdy and stand up on its own, so the fabric is tough and unyielding, for the most part. This is not something you want to hear about most knitting projects, but for a box it’s not a bad thing.
This pattern is currently available only in Extreme Double-knitting.