This is what we'll be getting to, but a few other bits happened in the day....
What a state my oven mitts are in!!!! The burn below is courtesy of teen daughters who now cook, bake and have become brilliant at making huge messes........
Mix dry ingredients together then cream in the margarine and then add the eggs and banana. Mix well.
Pop into loaf tin and bake at 180 degrees C for 1 hour?
Sprinkle with honey or maple syrup and dust with icing sugar. Yummy!
The Pauline Turner guide is increase 6 in every dc row, 8 in a half treble row and 12 in a treble row- from the book I mentioned yesterday? So use that as a guide if it helps?
Mind you, I like the Anne Paal way of not counting stitches philosophy and just going for it, when it feels it's curling up work some increases and if it's too wavy, stop increasing...It's very free and relaxing.
OR you could repeat the pattern for the front exactly but all in one colour as one Ravelry lady has done?
So I increased 13 times by 2 stitches by working 3 dc in every 10th stitch for the final row on the back.
156 PERFECT!I quickly ''lost'' 1 stitch on the front and then decided on my border trim.
I want to do 3 blue, 3 lime green so I need a stitch repeat of 6? Does 6 go into 156? YES , great so that will work!!!!
Now the colour tapestry technique is a little tricky but worth the effort so keep looking!
AND first I spent ages sewing in all those pesky ends...
Now I started with the border very quickly and did it on the back by mistake but see the photos:
I have done 3 lime dc and the loop is blue?!!
Now let's undo that as I was working with the back facing me and I did not want the trim to be the WRONG way around.... the back and front differ slightly?
So I undid it and here it is with the FRONT side facing me.
Here's that blue loop at the end of the third green dc again?
Plenty big for my wee little hand.....?! LOL.
Mind you I have a variation in mind, where I add one ( or 2?) more layers and leave a small opening so I can actually have my hand INSIDE the potholder?
I hope this helps and that you enjoy making one ( or many) as much as I have done these few days.