I finished the basket several weeks ago, and now it is in full use. I was surprised that it turned out OK in the end.
I finished the knitting by doing several rows of garterstitch at the top, striped, so that I could use up all the wool. I decreased a couple of stitches at each side to make it turn inwards slightly. How do you knit garterstitch in the round? You purl every other row - simple really. Then I knitted handles, in different colours because that was what was left, in my first ever i-cord, and not even from a pattern but from what I remembered from reading a pattern. I did one with four stitches and it is just the right thickness. only slightly unevenly knitted.
Then I took some pictures, with the basket stuffed with towels.