Daisy Potholder by Sybil R

Daisy Potholder

by Sybil R
June 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
70 - 100 yards (64 - 91 m)
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Here is a pattern for a circular potholder with a flower motif – an idea that I’ve had for quite a while. It starts with a provisional CO, is knitted in short row wedges and finished with grafting in garter stitch.

Since this is a three-colour intarsia project that also uses short rows, it can be quite fiddly. It is NOT a beginner pattern.

This pattern PDF contains

  • written row-by-row instructions for knitting this piece – including four photos of the different stages
  • pattern chart
  • short photo tutorials for the following techniques: provisional CO with a crochet hook and how to undo it, short rows with wrap and turn and picking up the wraps, intarsia knitting, weaving in yarn while carrying it (backwards and forwards), and basic grafting in garter stitch
  • photo tutorials and step-by-step explanations of undoing the provisional CO in this pattern (i.e. catching stitches in different colours) and grafting in garter stitch with colour changes

The pattern instructions and the chart comprise only 2 pages - the rest are the technique tutorials and explanations of their specific application for this motif.

Depending on the yarn weight you use, the potholders will measure between 19 and 25 cm in diameter. The ones in DK weight measured 20 cm in diameter, the ones in Aran weight 24 cm.

The last picture shows a comparision between the RS and WS of the piece.