Sunday, April 29, 2007

Potholders


The farmgirls are having another exchange, this time it is potholders. I used a heavy cotton twine for these on the Brother bulky. Tried to do a tuck stitch for more bulk but the string didn't cooperate. Ended up with the plain stockinette. Used 60 stitches wide by 45 rows tall. Used provisional cast on and then bound off both ends with a crochet hook, used the tails to crochet a seam up the side. There were a lot of experiments along the way with this. The fairaisle was a big mistake, it will not be a good potholder. I washed these in hot water and dried them in the dryer several times to shrink them, so that the stitches are extra tight for insulation value.

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