My idea is to follow the pattern, but using bigger needles (maybe 13s?) and using a double strand of worsted wool (like Cascade 220). I would also make the cuff longer to protect the forearm while reaching for hot stuff in the oven.
Will this work? Will using the bigger needles and bulkier yarn make it large enough for it to felt to a “normal” potholder size or will it be too small?
I’d appreciate any advice or tips. Thanks!