You must try this! Not just for the handle protecton, but to learn a unique way to knit a tube without double points or circulars! This is tube knitting, done so easy, you wont believe it! You must try this method on baby blankets too! Such a neat idea. This holder is good to cover pan handles that may otherwise get too hot. We used worsted weight yarns, knitting needles, US # 7. Please try this wonderful method on all your tube knitting!