A Simple Shawl for Spring – Knitting

A Simple Shawl for Spring – KnittingWhen I saw pictures of the Twill Pot Holder from Purl Soho online, I knew I wanted to share it with you. As I read more about it, I knew I needed to share it with you because it uses such an interesting technique.

I expected it to be done with slip stitches, and it is, but there’s also a little cable in there that provides even more of a woven look. The pattern is a simple four-round repeat.

Designed by Hiromi Glover, this pretty potholder is quick to stitch and a handy thing to have in your kitchen for grabbing hot things. It’s worked in cotton yarn so it won’t scorch or melt, and it’s a double thickness to make it extra durable.

The project calls for two colors of sport weight cotton yarn. Their particular choice, Cotton Pure, is an organic cotton, which adds to the luxury of this project, but whatever cotton you like to use is fine, too. I like that this is a non-mercerized cotton, which means its not shiny so the project has a classic, almost well-worn look right off the needles.

The stitch pattern is a multiple of three plus one stitches, so you can also alter the design to use heavier weight yarn if that’s what you have on hand. Working with fewer stitches on a larger yarn will get you closer to the original size, or just make an extra-large potholder or trivet using DK or worsted weight yarn.

This pattern also gives you a chance to use a provisional cast on, and the little loop on the corner for hanging is made with I-cord.

Make this project for your kitchen or make a few to keep on hand for hostess gifts, housewarming presents or to start your stockpile of gifts for holiday gifting. You know it’s coming up faster than you think!

Grab the free pattern from Purl Soho.

[Photo: Purl Soho]

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