Sunday, July 3, 2011
Potholder and Teddy Fabric
The other potholder in the photo is one that my daughter Becky made years ago. It is still one of just a few that I grab first, and it's pretty, too! It has only 13 loopers per side. If I make another frame, I'll make it so the loops stretch 6 1/2" - 7", and have 16 pegs per side.
The pegs worked great! No loopers slipped off accidently, as it seemed to do when I was a kid. I used a size I/9 crochet hook to pack in the loops, and then to hook the edge loops together to finish it. I think an afghan hook of that size would work even better, because it could be used for the weaving also. I used a bent coat-hanger.
The weft yarn is a light orange 9/2 wool (90% wool, 10% nylon). I need to get out to the studio to wind another bobbin and get it finished.