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For this piece I used the garter stitch rib pattern. We lost the label for the yarn, so my big sis tested it with FIRE! it smelled really bad, but when she was done the burn test revealed it was in fact wool. I had never used this pattern before, but I think it turned out really well!
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Here's my hot pad!
(Golly, doing this reminded me why I no longer handknit with big needles and thick yarn! Ouchy ouchy hands!)

Yarn is mostly odds and ends from unraveled sweaters, wool by burn test and by the fact that it felted.

Fulled trivet is 10” across at the widest edge, and was more than 10” before fulling.
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I knitted a moss-stitch hotpad!
I was able to use up the last of a nice green wool yarn from my stash.
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I knit a slightly large hot pad at the PTJ event!  Apparently it's possible to put slightly more material on a needle than you think.  So I basically made a short scarf in the wrong direction...

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  -  Unfelted, it should measure about 10 by 10 inches (If you felt it, it will end up smaller, and that's okay!)
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When you say, about 10 x 10 . . . Will this pass?



I’ve never crocheted before and this is my first attempt. I’m eight hours in and getting a lot faster. I now have a relaiblish rhythm. But, I still need to meet the requirements. I was about ten to fifteen rows in before I noticed my work was tapered. I’ve now straightened things up and haven’t dropped below ten inches. Will it pass?
 
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Edward Norton wrote:When you say, about 10 x 10 . . . Will this pass?...


It's still 10 wide, so if you go on like this, it's OK!
 
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Inge Leonora-den Ouden wrote:
It's still 10 wide, so if you go on like this, it's OK!



Thank you!
 
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To document completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pics or video (< 2 min):
 -  Show your wool yarn and needles or crochet hooks
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 -  Unfelted, it should measure about 10 by 10 inches (If you felt it, it will end up smaller, and that's okay!)



This was the first badges I started over two months ago with this thread:

Total knitting newbie

I’ve completed over a hundred other badges since then - so, yes, this was the hardest to date, but also the most rewarding.

I’ve had a lot of help here and from my local yarn shop - when I started, I thought wool was wool and didn’t even know it’s actually yarn!

I used Happy Berry youtube tutorials for begineers which are in this BB description. They are excellent.

Initially, I was painfully slow, made a lot of mistakes and restarted many, many times. I ended up running out of yarn and a mutant!



This was not going to pass. I had already cast-off and decided to start again and keep the mutant as a reminder.

I returned to my local yarn shop and bought some slightly chunkier wool. I started another thread - I wanted to make sure it would be square and about 10” by 10”.
Understanding knitting dimensions so started with 30 stitches and then knitted 40 rows. I also learnt to perl.



By now I had enough hours under my belt that I could knit and half watch telly, which is awesome. I managed to buy the yarn and knit the whole thing in a day, which is a looong way from where I started. It’s very curly. I left it over night under a stack of heavy books but that made little or no difference. I’ve since discovered that this is normal and it can help to do a different stitch at the start and end of each row. I think I should have given myself a little more wiggle room and knitted 32 by 42. I’m going to felt it. And now onto the next knitting adventure! I’m inspired and really enjoy doing something productive during ‘downtime’.













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Hey skip team!  I need a huge hot pad for my cast iron skillet I'm now cooking with more. It melted my other ones...

For this hot pad, I used really thick wool yarn. I crochet-ed it with a "thermal stich" that stitches side-ways, making the pad very thick. Literally as thick as my thumb! It is a bit bigger than 10x10inches. And I will let it felt naturally as it gets washed over time.
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Super thick!
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Hi Rebekah. When I have a good look at the photo of the wool I see something on the label about 'warmth of wool blended with ...'. With what is the wool blended?
 
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