I LOVE a wool pot holder, and realized that my Octagons from Contexta would be perfect pot holders if they were knit densely and felted!
The Octagons start with an integrated I-Cord loop and are worked from the outside in. This pattern includes “master” pot holder instructions, along with one new Octagon design that can be used in the Contexta afghan as well! Feel free to use any of the Contexta Octagon patterns from Contexta or the Contexta Expansion Pack (that aren’t lace!) instead!
SPECIAL- If you have already purchased the Contexta pattern, the pattern for Another Context(a) is only $1
Kits for Another Context(a) were sent as November's shipment for Lola's Choice
(Laura's super fun small knitted kit club).
If you don’t want to miss out on future Lola’s Choice kits you should subscribe
100 yards (91 meters) of worsted weight yarn
(must be 100% non-washable wool so it felts)
Yarn I Used:
Kelbourne Woolens, Germantown (100% North American wool; 220 yd [201 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]); col. 708 Honey
US Size 4 [3.5 mm] 24-inch circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
US Size 4 [3.5 mm] 16-inch circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge (optional)
One set US Size 4 [3.5 mm] double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Removable stitch marker, tapestry needle
Before Felting- Approx. 11 inches (28 cm) across at widest point
After Felting- Approx. 9.5 inches (24 cm) across at widest point
5 sts = 1 inch in Stockinette stitch, unblocked