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Slip Stitch Honeycomb Pot Holder

Slip Stitch Honeycomb Pot Holder in use.

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Protect Your Table with Knits:

This Slip Stitch Honeycomb Pot Holder is a really easy project that keeps your table well protected from hot pots. The slip stitch pattern makes the fabric thicker than normal, and making it two layers that are sewn together doubles that thickness.

To make the knitting a little more interesting, knit half of the project in a second color, or work stripes throughout.

Materials:

  • 43 yards each of two different colors of medium weight wool or cotton yarn (I used Cascade 220 Superwash in colors 847 and 906) or 86 yards of one color
  • one pair size 6 US (4 mm) knitting needles
  • tape measure, scissors and yarn needle

Gauge:

Gauge is not critical, but I got 5.5 stitches and 6 rows per inch in pattern stitch (22 stitches and 24 rows per 4 inches).

Size:

Finished pot holder is 6.5 inches square. Make yours bigger by casting on more stitches and knitting longer, but you will need more yarn.

Instructions:

  1. Using color of your choice, cast on 35 stitches.
  2. Work in Slip Stitch Honeycomb stitch (see below) for 6.5 inches.
  3. Change colors, if desired, and work another 6.5 inches.
  4. Bind off.
  5. Fold the piece in half with the slip stitch sides out, and use whichever color yarn you like to sew the sides closed. I used a simple backstitch, but you can whip stitch or even just crochet around the edges if you like. Remember to go around all four sides, even though the pieces are already attached on one side, because your seaming will be visible.

Slip Stitch Honeycomb Pattern:

Rows 1 and 3: Knit.

Row 2: Knit 1, *slip 1 with yarn in back, knit 1. Repeat from * across.

Row 4: Knit 2, *slip 1 with yarn in back, knit 1. Repeat from * across, ending with an additional knit 1.

Repeat these four rows for pattern.

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