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Claddagh Double Knit Pot Holder, Hotpad or Trivet - Free Charts and Basic Instructions

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Basic Double Knitting Instructions

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YARN:Lily Sugar 'N Cream, 4-ply cotton yarn. Brown (Terra Firma) and Light Green (Aloe Vera) 1 2 oz ball of each

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NEEDLES: US 4 (3.5 mm). Mine needles are 9" and it is a tight fit, so nothing shorter.

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G' Crochet hook (just used for making hanging loop, so any size close is fine)

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Yarn needle or crochet hook (for weaving the yarn ends).

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GAUGE:Not too important? (it's a potholder) Finished size on size US 4 needle: 7 3/4" x 7 3/4"

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CAST ON: Cast on by what ever double knit method you like. I use the method of casting on 35 stitches, of the darker yarn color, wrapped around 2 needles.

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ROW 1: Knit the first stitch with both yarns (tan on chart).

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Follow side 1 chart color, read left to right, and in every cast on stitch, k1 (chart color), holding cast-on stich on left needle, p1 (non-chart color) into same stitch, then slide off cast-on stitch.

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Work across row in same manor, except last stitch (tan on chart), p1 with both yarns, making sure not to twist the yarn as it is wrapped around the needle.

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ROW 2: Slip the first, double yarn, stitch knit wise onto the right needle without working it(tan on chart).

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Follow the side 2 chart color (read left to right), and k1 (chart color), p1 (non-chart color), repeat across row until last stitch, then p1 with both yarns.

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REMAINING ROWS: Odd Rows use side 1 chart and even rows use side 2 chart

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1 COLOR: This row is optional and part of my method for binding-off double knitting. (I think it looks nicer.)

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Slip the first, double yarn, stitch knit wise onto the right needle without working it(tan on chart).

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Using just 1 color of yarn (like with the cast on I prefer the darker colored yarn), k1,p1 across row and p2tog the last 'stitch' of 2 colored yarns

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BIND OFF:k1. Work the next 2 stitches in the following manor:

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Slip 1 stitch knitwise onto right needle, than slip the next stitch onto the right needle, move both stitches back onto the left needle, k2tog.

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Now with 2 stiches on left needle, carry far right yarn over the other loop and drop off needle (normal bind-off)

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Work the remaining stitches in sets of 2, except for last 2 yarns.

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When you get to the last stich (tan on chart), pull yarn to front and pick-up other color of yarn and p2tog. Bind off with other yarn loop on left needle.

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With the single stitch of 2 color yarns, using a 'G' Crochet hook, chain stitch 12-14, to make hanging loop. Tie off and attach to potholder.