I am referring to the Mexican hot pads shown on the allfreeknitting.com site.
I don’t understand how we can knit a few stitches and turn, without doing a wrap and turn. Also, this is supposed to make a triangle or ‘wedge’…and then I’m supposed to make 6 of these ‘wedges’ but there’s no sewing tog involved.
Anyone interested in helping with this? I can post the pattern here, I think it’s allowed if it’s a free pattern - unless someone here tells me otherwise. I would like to make up a few of these for last minute gifts.
Here is the pattern as posted online: [B]Mexican hot pads[/B]
These hot pads are knitted with acrylic yarn and should not be used under high heat condition, but more as decorations. Wool, naturally fire resistant, is the best substitute for well insulated hot pads. Insulated batting can also be put inside the hot pads for extra heat protection.
Skill Level: intermediate
Stitches Used: cast on, knit, bind off, slip stitch
Measures: 8” (10”, 12”) diameter
Gauge: 20 stitched and 32 rows = 4” by 4”
[li]1 skein Caron Simply Soft, red – 315 yds (100% acrylic) [/li][li]1 skein Caron Simply Soft Brights, blue mint – 315 yds (100% acrylic) [/li][li]1 skein Caron Simply Soft Brights, mango – 315 yds (100% acrylic) [/li][li]size 6 straight needles [/li][li]size F crochet hook [/li][li]yarn needle [/li][/ul] -Pattern-
[li]With red, or color of your choice, cast on 22 (26, 30) stitches. [/li][/ul] Row 1: Knit 1 row. (right side)
Row 2: Knit 21 (25, 29) stitches, turn. (wrong side)
Row 3: Knit 1 row.
Row 4: Knit 20 (24, 28) stitches, turn.
Row 5: Knit 1 row.
Row 6: Knit 19 (23, 27) stitches.
[li]Continue in this method, by knitting all right side rows, and knitting 1 less stitch on every wrong side row for a total of 43 (51, 59) rows. [/li][/ul] Row 44 (52, 60): Knit across on all stitches, turn. (one complete wedge made)
[li]Start over at Row 1 and work to Row 44 (52, 60). Continue repeating Rows 1-44 (52, 60) until the hot pad is a complete circle. (6 wedges) Bind off and leave a long tail. With the tail, sew the bind off and cast edges[/li][/ul]