How to Knit a Pot Holder
Knitting a pot holder is a relatively simple project that yields great rewards. Even a beginner knitter can create a useful pot holder with some basic knitting stitches. With a few simple supplies, you can create all sorts of pot holders for yourself or to give as gifts.
- Worsted weight cotton yarn in your choice of colors
- Size US 8 knitting needles
- Tapestry needle
- Measuring tape
- Cast on 28 stitches using the long-tail cast-on.
- Knit a garter stitch border. To do this, knit every row until the piece measures 1½ inches from the cast-on edge.
- Switch to a stockinette stitch once the border is complete. To do this, knit one row, then purl one row until the piece measures 7 inches.
- Knit another garter stitch border. To do this, knit every row until the piece measures 8½ inches from the cast-on
- Bind off. Cut the yarn and pull it through the last stitch.
- Weave in the ends. Cut the working yarn from the ball and thread it onto the tapestry needle. Weave it in and out the back stitches on the garter stitch border.
Your pot holder is complete! Whether you choose to embellish it with tassels, appliqué, beads or embroidery, or just enjoy it as is, you can use it to safely handle hot dishes or other items right away.