Mac & Me and Free Pattern Alert and Contest, Oh My!
January 9, 2012 § 1 Comment
Greetings, dear readers and happy Monday!
MEASUREMENTS: APPROX. 8 X 8” – 9 X 9” SQUARE
YARN: BE SWEET T SHIRT THICK DURABLE COTTON FIBER MADE FROM RECYCLED REMNANT T SHIRT MATERIAL (90% COTTON, 5% VISCOSE, 5% ELASTINE = 60 YDS) MACHINE WASH AND DRY, LIKE A T SHIRT THEY GET BETTER WITH AGE.
NEEDLES: SIZE US 13 – 15 (9 -10 MM), OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
GAUGE: 4 STS AND 8 ROWS = 2” IN GARTER ST.
*T SHIRT COMES IN VARIED WEIGHTS SO CHECK YOUR GAUGE BEFORE YOU START, NO ONE LIKES A WIMPY POT HOLDER AND NO 2 WILL BE THE SAME.
CAST ON 15 STS AND WORK IN GARTER STITCH FOR APPROX, 24-28 ROWS. DEPENDING ON THE THICKNESS OF THE YARN YOU WILL NEED MORE OR LESS TO MAKE A SQUARE. BIND OFF ALL STS LOOSELY. WEAVE IN THE ENDS.
WHIPPED EDGING: USING A YARN NEEDLE AND 2-3 YDS OF SECOND COLOR , BEGINNING AT THE CENTER OF ANY EDGE AND LEAVING A 2- 3” TAIL, *INSERT NEEDLE FROM BACK TO FRONT 1 OR 2 ROWS/STS IN FROM EDGE, TAKE YARN AROUND EDGE TO BACK, WRAPPING EDGE; REPEAT FROM * AROUND ENTIRE POT HOLDER, ENDING BACK WHERE YOU BEGAN. TRY UNROLLING THE YARN SO IT’S WIDE AND FLAT FOR SOME OF THE STS, TWISTED AND ROLLED FOR OTHERS. CROOKED OR STRAIGHT, DON’T TRY TO MAKE THEM UNIFORM OR EVEN; THE RANDOMNESS AND DIFFERENT DEPTHS TO EACH ST ARE WHAT MAKES IT LOOK SO INTERESTING. WHEN COMPLETE WEAVE THE TAILS INTO THE WHIPPED EDGE. GENTLY BLOCK.
Super cute! You can download it here on Ravelry.
Now here’s the fun part… We’ve partnered with the fabulous folks at Mac & Me to offer up 5 free kits for YOU, our amazing readers. Each kit includes yarn to make a potholder and a hard copy of the pattern. Like both Be Sweet and Mac & Me (you must like both companies) on Facebook and you are automatically entered to win a kit. Winners will be announced next Wednesday, January 18th by name on Facebook, then you have 24 hours to respond to us with your mailing address.
Check out other Mac & Me patterns here and good luck!