B-17 WWII Bomber Pot Holder

Here’s another potholder for my brother who is a WWII history buff and particularly has a passion for the history of the WWII airplanes and how the ingenuity of their design and special features helped win the war.

The interesting part of the project was trying to develop the pattern so B-17 read correctly on both side.  I am proud to have figured it out and I really like the clever way I developed my chart for easy readability.

I used Lily’s Sugar’n Cream ‘Indigo’ (navy) and Lily’s Peaches & Creme ‘Stars and Stripes (red, white and blue).  The red in ’Stars and Stripes’ bleed, to my horror, when I wet it to be blocked.  And although I tried cold water rinsing and washing it with a variety things it still left white a tad pink.  I highly recommend avoiding this color of their yarn for any project.   Oh well live & learn.  Photos above prior to washing, below with washing/blocking.


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About six_legged

I've been knitting for about 5 years.  Self taught by books and internet.   I've mostly just made scarves and slippers.  This year, I've been attending  social meetings where other knitters bring their yarn and it has inspired me to try some new things.   I made dish clothes for gifts and because my boyfriend uses the dishcloth as a potholder, I taught myself how to double knit so the potholders would be thicker.   I've been having lots of fun designing potholders on grid (in excel) and can't wait to knit my next one which is a dahlia.

I also want to create a soft remote storage basket for the couch  and designs are under way.    If anyone has thought or helps on this please drop me a note.

I've also crocheted since I was a kid, plus tons of other non-yarn arts & crafts