Striped Spiral Hotpad/Trivet

Striped Spiral Hotpad/Trivet

I knitted this Striped Spiral Hotpad/Trivet* in the round with a series of decreases in a spiral towards the center. The trivet is knitted in the garter stitch pattern with 2 strands of yarn held together. The stripes in the trivet are made by alternating the two different yarn colorways for each garter ridge. I used yarn I already had in my stash from previous leftover projects so all the colorways may or may not be currently available. You can use any other yarn colorway to knit this trivet.

Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Worsted (Colorways: C1- Cognac Heather; C2 – Natural Mix)
Circular Knitting Needles: US #8 and US #10
Crochet hook: I/9 or 5.5 mm crochet hook
Gauge: 16 stitches / 4 inches in garter stitch pattern (although not really necessary).
Abbreviations:

  • K: Knit
  • P: Purl
  • K2tog: Knit the first two stitches on the left needle together
  • sm: slip marker
  • BOR: beginning of round
  • C1: Yarn colorway – Cognac Heather
  • C2: Yarn colorway – Natural Mix

With a circular US #10 needle, cast on 120 stitches using the long tail cast on and 2 strands of yarn C1 held together.
Slip all the stitches to a circular US #8 needle placing a marker every 20 stitches. (total of 5 markers)

Slip a BOR marker and join the round making sure the stitches are not twisted and knit the following:

  • Round 1: With 2 strands of yarn C1 held together – [Knit till 2 stitches before marker, K2tog, sm,] 5 times, knit till 2 stitch before BOR marker, K2tog, slip BOR marker.
  • Round 2: With 2 strands of yarn C1 held together – [Purl till 1 stitch before marker, K1, sm] 5 times, purl till 1 stitch before BOR marker, K1, slip BOR marker.
  • Round 3: With 2 strands of yarn C2 held together – [Knit till 2 stitches before marker, K2tog, sm] 5 times, knit till 2 stitch before BOR marker, K2tog, slip BOR marker.
  • Round 4: With 2 strands of yarn C2 held together – [Purl till 1 stitch before marker, K1, sm] 5 times, purl till 1 stitch before BOR marker, K1, slip BOR marker.
  • Repeat rounds 1 to 4 till 12 stitches remain on the needles ending with yarn C2.
  • With 2 strands of yarn C1 held together – [K2tog] (6 times) removing all markers. (6 stitches remain). 
  • Cut yarn and with a darning needle thread tail through the 6 stitches, pull tight and fasten off.
  • Starting at the beginning of the cast on, single crochet with hook size I/9 all around the trivet with 2 strands of yarn C2 held together
  • Weave in the ends, wash and block the trivet.

For a smaller trivet, cast on any multiple of 6.


* text and photo for personal use only. 
~coffeeteaknits

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