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Like many knitters I know, I have picked up exquisite little balls of Habu yarn over the years with no real idea of how or even if I was going to use them. One day I started playing with the fishing net yarn and made a little basket for an air plant...which led to little hanging baskets for more air plants. The pattern is very basic and would probably work well with many other Habu yarns. Have fun experimenting with your stash, you might knit an entire vertical garden!

Skills Needed

General knitting skills.


One size – approx: height: 3"; diameter: 1.5"


Suggested Yarns

1 skein Habu AOS-34 Ami-ito Fishnet Linen (made from old Indonesian fishing nets, 100% linen with persimmon tannin, 27 yd/oz)

Note: This yarn is not easy to work with, but the nests are small so you won’t suffer for long! The little knots that once made up the fishing net get caught in your knitting so don’t even attempt an even st gauge, just have fun with the resulting organic shape.


US #6–8 dpns or circ needles using magic loop method (see www.knittinghelp.com for a video of magic loop). Smaller needles will yield smaller nest, bigger needles will yield a larger, looser nest. 


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knitted nest

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