Friday, 9 July 2010
I discovered recently what fun it is to knit a dishcloth, or a washcloth, as these are far too pretty for kitchen use.
I made the above two first, using up scraps of Rowan handknit cotton. Both are Little Petals washcloths from the 3-in-1 washcloth pattern in Yarn Forward magazine no 26.
Then I bought the recommended yarn:
Which is Peaches & Creme worsted weight 100% cotton. I got this supply from Create and Knit. The colour range is quite wonderful. Left to right these colours are country meadow, eggshell and gum drop.
Using the recommended yarn gives a larger washcloth, I discovered on my next attempt - the Gumdrops pattern this time:
Being small, dishcloths are quick to knit and a great way to devise new stitch patterns or practise new techniques. I learned to do crochet chains in the Little Petals and i-cord cast-on and cast-off in the Gumdrops version.
The pattern also has a third option, and once I've located my 4.5mm circular, I intend to have a go at that one too.