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Tuesday, December 28, 2004

FO34: Shadow Knitting Pot Holder

Here it is, my first finished object from Shadow Knitting by Vivian Høxbro.

It's a pot holder!

Not so exciting straight on, but take a look at it from an angle--

and here's the other side--


Fun stuff. The pattern was for 4 vertical bars of alternating colors, but don't you know that I had to play around with it to make it a little more interesting? Also, one layer of cotton wasn't going to be thick enough to protect anyone from a hot pot, so I took 2 pot holders and sewed them together to make this double layer pot holder.

Knitting the pattern was a breeze. The best part of this project was practicing the edge technique to get this fantastical finish--

Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton, color = 108 Morning Glory Blue & 100 White, approx 50 gm of each color
Needles: #5
Pattern: Pot holder project from Shadow Knitting by Vivian Høxbro.

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9 Comments:

  • The shadow knitting looks like fun! I like the two sided design - and the side finishing looks fab!

    By Blogger Ilona, at 12/28/2004 2:14 PM  

  • very cool!
    froggyknits.com

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/29/2004 7:11 PM  

  • Merry Christmas! Hey, I didn't know they'd finally managed to get that book out! I hope you'll bring it and the lovely potholder to the next SnB. I'll actually be there this Sunday. I'll bring the INKnitter's article about how to turn any graph into a shadow knitting project.

    I've been offline for nearly 3 weeks, with holidays & whatnot, but I'm working my way up to it again. Talk to ya soon.

    By Blogger spinnity, at 12/30/2004 2:13 PM  

  • Wow that's a fantastic potholder! I like the way you can look at it one way and then another and see something different. I must get this book. The Moebius scarf is pretty too!! Knitting into the bottom of stitches?? hmm.. sounds like torture to me :))

    Tamara
    http://ladybean.tblog.com

    By Blogger Bean, at 12/30/2004 6:34 PM  

  • You've done a fantastic job ... I love this! Surely I would try it myself some time.

    By Blogger Agnes, at 12/31/2004 4:34 AM  

  • I love that shadow knitting technique. You did a great job!
    Happy New Year!

    By Blogger Diane, at 1/03/2005 4:45 AM  

  • Very interesting, Bogie!

    By Blogger Montellano, at 1/03/2005 8:00 AM  

  • Love your potholder....now to get the book, but I would like to know how you put the 2 together. Did you sew it or knit it?
    Mary

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/07/2005 6:46 PM  

  • Thanks! I sewed them together with the blue cotton and a tapestry needle.

    By Blogger Bogie, at 1/07/2005 10:56 PM  

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