Rabbit & Butterfly double knit potholder

I've created this rabbit potholder for myself.  I've always loved rabbits, as wild animals and in children's stories (Velveteen Rabbit, Alice in Wonderland), just not as pets.  I tried to make it not too Easterish, since I plan to use it year around.

I couldn't find the right color of yarn to go with the soft plum/mauve yarn (Lily calls this yarn color 'Lilac') so I took some of Lily's 'Off White' yarn and experimented with tea and coffee staining.

It took extra steps of work, but I think the subtle undulating of shades of beige and light browns work well.  It sort of adds more dimension and the cream color reminds me of old parchment paper which plays up the old folklore style of the rabbit.




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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



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