Monday, September 25, 2006

Monday Monday... Dishcloths

It's a love Autumn day here so I thought I would post in Autumn colors! This is my favorite time of year I have to admit. We don't really have Fall Colors here or anything, but the weather is cooler and you can go outside safely now.

I have been doing dishes this morning and looking at my ratty looking dishcloths now... I have a bunch of those knitted one that everyone loves... but it is time to make more. I am going to post some patterns...

The 1st one I adapted from an age old pattern to make it the size I want, the other 2 I just kind of made up to have easy cloths to whip up. I gave them away a long time ago and don't have photos, so if anyone wants to try to make the 2 without photos, and then email me a photo of either one or both, I would be thrilled!!


copyright Bev Qualheim 2003, 2006

Size 6 or 8 needles and 1 1/2 oz Aunt Lydias 'Denim Cotton'
Cast on 4 sts
K2, yo, k to end of row
Repeat until 50 sts on needle
K1, k2 tog, yo, k2 tog, k to end of row. (HINT: When you K2 together, be sure to go into the front of the sts and not the back. Just looks nicer.)
Repeat until 4 sts on needle
Bind off and weave in all ends. This looks pretty if you change colors, use up your scraps too!

Bathroom Knit Washcloth
copyright Bev Qualheim 1989

If you know basic knitting--you can make this washcloth in a jiffy! Great for presents too just add some pretty soaps and bath salts in a little basket!
Size 8 knitting needles
Crochet cotton--your choice of color

  • Cast on 3 stitches.
  • Row 1: Knit across row.
  • Row 2 Increase one stitch and then finish knitting across row. Repeat this row till you have 48 sts on needle.
  • Row 3: K to last 2 sts; k 2 together to decrease.

  • Repeat Row 3 till you are back down to 3 sts again. Cast off. Use a small crochet hook or a needle to weave in loose ends.

    Terrific Dishcloth to knit
    copyright Bev Qualheim 1989

    2 oz cotton yarn
    Size 8 knitting needles

    Cast on 34 sts.
    Row 1-4: Stockinette stitch--- one row knit, one row purl, one knit, one purl.
    Pattern stitch:
    Row 1: Knit 5, *k2 tog, yarn over, repeat from * to last 5 sts. K last 5 sts.
    Row 2: Purl 5, *p 2 tog, yarn over, repeat from * to last 5 sts, P last 5 sts.
    Rows 3 and 5: Knit across
    Rows 4 and 6: Purl across

    Continue in the Pattern Stitch until cloth is desited length--approx. 9" or so.
    End with 4 rows of Stockinette stitch.


    I have seen several blogs lately featuring the Dulaan project - sending warm knitted clothes to Mongolia and I am take in totally by how good this project looks, so I am joining in helping people find the info about it.

    I have links off to the right for you to click on! The BLOGSCARF pattern below, is one I will finish up for them. And I started some crocheted wool mitts. I am not certain I like the wool though as it is scratchy. I am going to make one, and then try to felt it and see if it will be wearable.

    Till later-- HUG THE ONES YOU LOVE



    Candi said...

    I just made the Fav Bazaar cloth last night since I am just learning to knit and these were easy instructions. It looks beautiful except for the last corner. 3 of the corners are nice curves edges on the outside but the last corner where the bind off is, is pointed. I followed the instructions to a T. What could have happened here?

    bevq said...

    I'm so glad you found me and this pattern on here!
    It should end up fairly close in looks as the beginning as you will be ending with 4 sts again. I am thinking it should read to 'bind off loosely' perhaps? Casting on and binding off tend to look a little different. See if that helps!
    But I am so thrilled you knitted this pattern and liked it. You will have it memorized before long :) Bev