Make your kitchen happy with this knit twine potholder pattern. My friends over at Koel Magazine are sharing my project today in the column Knit A Therapy. I love the textural look of the twine knit up like this with the contemporary bit of leather and brass thrown in. These potholders add a tactile feel to your kitchen goods, while still contributing something entirely useful. Plus, they knit up so fast, you’ll be able to whip out some sets for your friends or for hostess gifts as well! You can use them as potholders, or they work well as stylish trivets, too.
In addition, simple garter stitch means mindless knitting––just the kind I like for a road trip or mid-conversation. The project is small too, making it an even more perfect summer-time project. Each knit twine potholder measures 6″ x 6″ square.
The thickness of the hemp twine makes a great insulator against anything hot. To wash the potholder, simply remove the leather bolt and tag and throw in the washing machine on cold. Lay it out flat to dry, and add back the leather tag when ready. It will stiffen from the moisture and will start to bind together some, but it will relax again with use.
Knit Twine Potholder Pattern (or Trivet)
18 yards of 3mm Hemp Twine each
Solid brass plain Chicago Bolt
6″ x 6″
Knitting with hemp twine can be difficult as the material doesn’t have much give to it. Hold your hands and needles loosely and make sure to create a little extra room in each stitch as you knit.
Cast on 10 stitches.
Knit for 18 rows.
Weave in ends.
Cut 4.5 inch piece of suede leather strip.
Thread through a corner of the potholder.
Match ends of leather strip, and punch hole in strip with leather punch, making two holes.
Thread female half of the Chicago bolt through holes in the leather.
Screw in the male half of the Chicago bolt to secure strip.
Finally, enjoy your new knit twine potholder!
Also, don’t forget to go explore Koel Magazine, which is beautifully art directed and styled. Their tag line is The New Standard for Yarn Crafting. I’m honored to be a part of the team.
This pattern was originally published on May 23, 2017 in the column Knit-A-Therapy for Koel Magazine. I have multiple projects over there so go take a tour!
Would these with with a knitting needle size other than 17?
Yes! Just pair the twine size with the appropriate needles and adjust width and length as necessary.