This potholder is knit, washable, durable, can be used by inserting your hand between the layers or grasped using both layers for extra protection.
2 skeins Lily Cotton, Sugar’ n Cream, 2 oz each (56.7 g each)
1 pair US size 8 knitting needles
Cast on 30 stitches. Work in Garter stitch (knit every row) until you have formed a square. Bind off stitches. Cut yarn and work end into stitching.
Cast on 30 stitches. Work in Stockinette Stitch (knit row one, purl row two; repeat rows) until you have formed a square. Bind off stitches. Cut yarn and work into stitching.
Of course you may choose to make two squares using the Garter Stitch, two squares using Stockinette Stitch, or one square of each as suggested.
Join the squares:
Join the squares by stitching them together along three sides. You may use a yarn needle and yarn to stitch the squares together or a crochet hook to slip stitch the three sides together.
Form hanging loop (optional)
You may create a hanging loop after you bind off the stitches by attaching a chain of 20 stitches, turning the chain and working a double crochet stitch in each of the 19 stitches, join the loop to the potholder with a slip stitch and secure the loop ends.
This knit potholder is great for a beginner. Both the knit version and the crochet version are easy, beginner projects. It would make a great addition to any kitchen. It is thick enough to use as a hot pad to protect a tabletop or counter.
Lily offers many colors of yarn in the Sugar’ n Cream line.