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Lil’ Alice (Girl on Swing) Pot Holder

Aug 14, 2013
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Here's another one of my double knit pot holder designs.  ( I just can't help myself - And they make great gifts).

This one is for my cousin's Birthday.  It's one of my Mom's favorite nieces.  And my mom always suggested to me to make a girl on a swing, which is a classic silhouette, but on my first attempts perplexed me on how was going to get that much detail into a potholder with so few stitches.  

I tried and backed away 2 other times, not even getting close to making it fit or look right.  I am happy with this design and naming it for my mom.

The tan/orange and pink yarn is one of my own hand dying colors with natural stuff found around the yard and kitchen.  I've dyed quite a bit more since the samples in my web blog, but this one is mentioned in there.

Well here is the other side to the potholder:

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six_legged wrote
on Dec 21, 2013 8:55 PM


Thank you for the complements. 

I'm was a late bloomer knitter as well.  I started knitting about 5 years ago and only made scarves at first and  then  a few years later slippers per my mom's request, which forced me to read patterns.

Then last year I saw finished dishclothes and thought they would be a simple project to learn some new techniques.   But around Christmas I want to make pot holders, so I search a long time to try and find a knitted pot holder.  The only thing I found that might work is double knitting.

Double knitting doesn't require lots of skills.   It is mostly just knit and purl stitches, plus you have to read a chart (sort of like cross stitich chart counting) which is a tad tedious, but that's what make the designs.  And watching the pattern grow as I knit is very satisfying.

What really helped me learn and build confidence to try was the on-line videos.  Watching Liat Gat's videos and she made it pretty easy to learn. I've linked the videos I learn by to my website:

There are also some free coaster patterns on my site which you can make with scrap yarn just to practice double knitting.

I hope you get a chance to try double  knitting some day. 




on Dec 17, 2013 7:00 AM

This is aboulutely darling.  I am a late beginner knitter and would love to try and make this!  

Sheila from Pewaukee Wi!