Wednesday, November 11, 2009

got dishes?


These are actually Christmas gifts. I always thought it was a little weird giving dishcloths for Christmas gifts, but people really seem to like them. I've even been asked if I could make some when it's not Christmas. I made up the patterns as I went and I'll share them here. Sorry about not writing the usual rows 1-2 knit type thing, but they're very simple to do and it was really in hindsight that I decided to share the pattern. Not because I'm greedy, I just didn't think about it sooner.
It's not really important, but gauge was 8 rows per inch and each dishcloth turned out to be 9" x 9". I used the long tail cast on method because it can be counted as a row. The bind off should always be on the wrong side row and I carried the ends up the side whenever possible. For simplicity:
  • color A - white
  • color B - blue
  • color C - yellow


Yellow and White Stripe

On size 8 needles cast on 45 stitches with Color C
Knit 7 rows in color C
Switch to color A
*Knit 8 rows color A
Switch to color C
Knit 8 rows color C*
Repeat from * to * ending with color A
Switch to color C
Knit 7 rows color C
Bind off



White, Blue and Yellow Striped

On size 8 needles cast on 45 stitches using color A
Knit 7 rows using color A
Switch to color B
Knit 2 rows with color B
Switch to color C
Knit 2 rows color C
Cut color C (leave a long enough end to weave in) and switch to color B
Knit 2 rows color B
Cut color B and switch to color A
Knit 44 rows color A
Switch to color B
Knit 2 rows color B
Switch to color C
Knit 2 rows color C
Cut color C and switch to color B
Knit 2 rows color B
Cut color B and switch to color A
Knit 7 rows color A
Bind off





Blue and Yellow Striped

On size 8 needles cast on 45 stitches using color B
Knit 7 rows
*Switch to color C and knit 2 rows
Switch to color B and knit 2 rows*
Repeat from * to * until you have 27 stripes ending with color C
Switch to color B
Knit 7 rows
Bind off



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