The final decision was for me to make him a set of pot holders to use in his new apartment. To start I cast on 38 stitches of Knit Picks' "Wool of the Andes" in the color Solstice Heather onto size 8 needles. I chose to use a yarn made of 100% wool because I figured it would insulate better than some other yarns I could have used. From there, I knitted 62 rows of the garter stitch (chosen for its thicker texture) before binding off. Then, I knitted about 20 rows of a single stitch in order to create the loop which I attached with a darning needle. Repeat the whole process twice and I had me a set of pot holders for David to take all the way to Illinois!
|The finished product!|