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Old 11-15-2006, 12:35 PM   #1
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Hot Pads - which yarn
I'm thinking of knitting up some cute hotpads in some creative way, and using up the the odd balls of yarn around here. Here's my question: Is there any type of yarn that should or shouldn't be used for this purpose? Obviously I will make them nice and thick, with double strand. I just didn't know if the heat would go right through acrylic, or cotton, or anything like that.

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Old 11-15-2006, 12:58 PM   #2
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I found this link for you for a felted idea. It's in German, but you'll get the idea.

I like that it's checkered (which is good if you're using up scraps)

I'm not sure about materials though. My hotpads are from Williams Sonoma
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Old 11-15-2006, 01:00 PM   #3
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I'd use wool for hotpads, and I'd felt them too.

I wouldn't use acrylic at all. Not only would the heat go straight through them, but if your pan is really rocket hot, they might melt.... ouch!
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Old 11-16-2006, 12:50 PM   #4
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I made hotpads recently. 100% cotton so they are washable and won't melt. What I did for thickness is make 2 and stitch together. I used washcloth patterns and made 2, whipstitch around the edges, add an icord loop on one corner, voila. Making 2 will use up the same amount of yarn as double stranding, but give more thickness.

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Old 11-16-2006, 02:18 PM   #5
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I recently made the felted trivet from the book Felted Knits. Very easy, and I love it! I need to get around to downloading the pix from my camera so I can post some pictures...

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