Potholders - knitting project for beginners


   

Abbreviations
st = stitch(es)
k = knit
p = purl

Material: 150 g cotton (330 m / 360 yd, 8 ply) for four pot holders, knitting needles 4½ (US 7), crochet hook 4 (US G/6, UK 8)

Gauge: 19 st = 10 cm (4 inch), knitted with double yarn in stockinette stitch

Size: 16 x 16 cm (6.3 x 6.3 inch)

Edge stitch: Slip the first stitch of every needle without knitting or purling it. Slip it knitwise if you purled the last st of the previous row. (Insert the needle through the first stitch from front to back and slip the stitch off.) Slip it purlwise if you knitted the last st of the previous row. (Pass the needle under the yarn and insert it in the first st from right to left. Slip the st off and pass the yarn over to the back of the work.)

Pattern 1: super easy


Cast on 30 st with two threads and knit in garter stitch (knit even and uneven rows).
Change color combination after 25 rows.
Bind off all st in the 51st row until 1 st is left. Put this st on the crochet needle, chain ten and fasten with a slip stitch in the corner of the work to make a loop.

Pattern 2: easypeasy


Cast on 30 st with two threads and knit in moss stitch (alternating p1, k1 in even rows and k1, p1 in uneven rows).
Bind off all st in the 51st row until 1 st is left. Put this st on the crochet needle, chain ten and fasten with a slip stitch in the corner of the work to make a loop.

Pattern 3: a challenge


Cast on 30 st with two threads and knit as follows:
Rows 1 to 3: 1 edge st, * p1, k1, repeat from *, end with p1.
Rows 4 to 21: 1 edge st, p1, k1, p11, k1, p1, k11, p1, k1, p1.
Rows 22 to 25: 1 edge st, * p1, k1, repeat from *, end with p1.
Rows 26 to 43: 1 edge st, p1, k13, p13, k1, p1. Change colors after the 31st needle and again after the 35th needle.
Rows 44 and 45: 1 edge st, * p1, k1, repeat from *, end with p1.
Bind off all st in the 46th row until 1 st is left. Put this st on the crochet needle, chain ten and fasten with a slip stitch in the corner of the work to make a loop.

Pattern 4: another nice one


Cast on 34 st with two threads and knit the next four rows ten times:
Row 1: 1 edge st, * k2, p1, repeat from * until the end.
Row 2: 1 edge st, * p2, k1, repeat from * until the end.
Row 3: 1 edge st, * k2, p1, repeat from * until the end.
Row 4: 1 edge st, k33.
Row 41: 1 edge st, * k2, p1, repeat from * until the end.
Row 42: 1 edge st, * p2, k1, repeat from * until the end.
Bind off all st in the 43rd row until 1 st is left. Put this st on the crochet needle, chain ten and fasten with a slip stitch in the corner of the work to make a loop.

Finishing: Weave in ends. Block and shape so all four pot holders measure 16 x 16 cm (6.3 x 6.3 inch).

Please note this pattern is copyrighted. Use it and pass it on privately, but don't sell it or any part of it. Thank you.

6 comments:

  1. thank you for sharing this beauties!!!
    xxxx Alessandra

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  2. Hi Alessandra, thank you for your comment. I love your blog - it's so colorful.

    Tryntsje

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  3. These are really cute, but the number of stitches cast on in Pattern 4 doesn't line up with the number of stitches in the pattern. Do I need to cast on fewer stitches at first, or knit more stitches in the rows?

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    1. Hi Katy, thank you so much for your comment. You're right: the fourth has more stitches than the other three. The reason for this is that the number of stitches of this fourth potholder should be divisible by 3 plus 1 extra stitch, and also it's a bit of a rib-like stitch which makes the potholder a little less wide than the other three. With 34 stitches it's just as wide as the other three potholders and the pattern works out precisely. Hope this answers your question and I hope you enjoy knitting all of them!
      Tryntsje

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