Happy May 1st…but more importantly, happy grilling season! That’s right. It seems like spring is finally here to stay, and that means outdoor cooking and barbequing is a go! There are so many reasons to love grilling. First of all – almost anything be grilled. One of my personal favorites is asparagus with a little drizzle of olive oil. Another reason why I love barbequing is that everyone seems to be in such a great mood. The smoky smell of mesquite chips permeates the air, the sweet aroma of buttery corn on the cob wafts in the warm breeze, and the picnic table is set with that iconic checkerboard table cloth. Here are some of my favorite easy knitting patterns that will make your backyard barbeque one for the books. Kick off the start to backyard barbeques and grilling get-togethers with some of these classic knit accessories like pot holders and dishcloths!
How to Throw a Barbeque: Festive Knit Potholder Patterns and More
Country Charm Dishcloth – Add a touch of down home charm to your backyard gathering with the Country Charm Dishcloth. This darling knitted dishcloth pattern features stunning star shaped motif surrounded by a simple lace design. Perfect for pulling hot dishes off the grill or transporting Mom’s famous apple pie from the kitchen to the picnic table, the Country Charm Dishcloth is a barbeque essential.
Bamboozelle Basket – This practical knitted basket is great for stashing napkins, silverware, and other dining utensils for all of your guests. Line the Bamboozelle Basket with a pretty cloth liner and place it at the beginning of the buffet for easy access to cutlery, spices, and more.
Camper Cooking Set – Whether you’re grilling in the comfort of your own backyard or in the beauty of the wilderness, you have to be prepared! The Camper Cooking Set offers everything you need for a five star meal in the middle of nowhere.
Cup O’ Tea Half Apron – You may be a wiz at the barbeque, but that doesn’t defend you from an occasional spill! Protect your clothes from honey mustard, spicy buffalo, classic barbeque, and sauces of all kinds while wearing this charming Cup O’ Tea Half Apron.
Sweet Stripes Placemat – Fancy up the picnic table with the Sweet Stripes Placemat. This simple knit placemat pattern is sure to add a bright and happy touch to all of your backyard festivities. Not only is this easy knitting pattern a great way to add a pop of color to your picnic decor, it’s great for catching spills that may stain the natural wood of the picnic table.
Summer Fruit Potholders – These citrus-shaped knit pot holders are too adorable not to knit. The Summer Fruit Potholders are the perfect way to display fruit and potato salad, chips and dip, and all of your other delicious side trays.
Vintage Flowers Table Runner – This table runner is full of flower power. Knit with a fun illusion design, the Vintage Flowers Table Runner is a great way to make your outdoor table look nice and polished for your big barbeque get-together.
Build Your Knitting Library Giveaway
Gifted by: Voyageur Press, Interweave Press, Chronicle Books, and Sixth & Spring Books
We are giving away four books– Knitting Hats & Mittens from Around the World, New England Knits, Heart Felt Knits, and Entrelac–to one lucky winner. The deadline to enter is May 7, 2014 at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time.