4th of July Placemat
By: Colleen Barth from Designs by Colleen
This 4th of July Placemat is a must-have for your next celebration. Not only is this pattern incredibly simple to knit, but it's also extremely absorbent. Place this handy placemat underneath a chilled bowl of punch on a picnic table so you won't have to worry about the condensation ruining your table. The best news? This simple pattern is thick enough to also be used as a potholder.
Knitting Needle Size: 13 or 9 mm
(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
- U.S. size 13 needle
- Lily’ Sugar and Cream 100% cotton yarn ( 1 ball ea of color -- white, hot blue and red)
CO 16 sts with 3 strands of yarn. Knit the 3 strands together throughout the entire pattern.
Row 1-2: Knit
Row 3: Purl
Row 4: Knit
Continue in stockinette stitch until piece measures 6 to 7 inches, then: Purl one row and Knit 2 more rows
BO (bind off) and weave in ends.