Boku & Galway Hotpad
|Galway Worsted||100% Laine||
2 balls of yarn: 1 -50g ball of Boku, 1 -100g ball of Galway Worsted.
Work with 1 strand of each yarn held together.
2 felted hotpads:
Galway color 09 (1 ball), BOKU color 9 (13 will also work)- 1 ball needed.
Needles: Size 11.
Gauge: Not important.
|Kf&b = knit into front and back of stitch||K2tog = knit 2 sts together
|SSK = Slip the first st. as if to knit, slip the second st as if to knit, knit them together through the back loop.|
First Triangle Section:
Loosely cast on 2 sts.
Row 1: Kf&b of the first stitch, knit to end of row: (3 sts)
Repeat Row 1 until there are 30 sts.
Second Triangle Section:
Row 1: Kf&b, SSK, turn.
Row 2 and all even-numbered rows: Knit even.
Row 3: Kf&b, K1, SSK, turn.
Row 5: Kf&b, K2, SSK, turn.
Row 7: Kf&b, K3 SSK, turn.
Continue working as established, increasing 1 st at beginning of every odd-numbered row, and working 2 sts together across the gap (you’ll see it) by working the SSK across the 2 sections.
Work until there are 15 sts on each needle, ending with an even numbered row.
This is the half way point of the second triangle.
Now you will begin to slope the top of the triangle downward by working a decrease at the beginning of the row instead of an increase.
You will still work the SSK at the gap as before.
Continue as follows:
Next row (odd # row): K1, k2tog, work to 1 st before the gap, SSK, turn.
Next row and all even rows: Knit even.
Note: When you are ready top do the turn: each needle will have the same number of sts.
When 6 sts remain, work as follows:
k1, k3tog, turn, k2, turn, k1, k3tog, turn, k2tog, cut yarn & pull through last remaining loop.
While still damp, stretch into a square shape.
Once completely dry- hotpad may be shaved with a disposible razor (take care!) to remove any fuzz.
This will brighten the colors.