Dishcloths

Yes, I’m still knitting dishcloths!! I love them in the kitchen and now my oldest daughter likes them as well. I have been cleaning and organizing my crafts books and came across a knit dishcloth book that I remember liking so well when I bought it.

Knit Dishcloth Leaflet

I decided that I wanted to knit some of these and started with the first one in the book.

Cloth #1 – Bee Stitch

I used size #7 needles and Sugar ‘n Cream Cotton yarn in the color way Psychedelic. I quickly moved onto the second one in the book.

Cloth #2 – Crocus Buds

Size #7 needles and Sugar ‘n Cream Cotton in the color way Countryside Ombre. I decided not to block either one so that’s why they look a bit wonky, but these are to be work horses in the kitchen and will be washed regularly. I like how quick these are to knit up; however, I think I will use size #5 needles for the next one as these are pretty loose and I like a stiffer fabric.

Retiring Dishcloths

My oldest daughter decided to organize the linen closet.  She came to me with a stack of dishcloths and said that there were too many.

These we decided were too stained to keep using I the kitchen so they now live in the rag bucket.  Many more years of service for them!

Dishcloth Funny

This dishcloth pattern threw me for a loop!  Get ready for a good laugh!

Placed the stitches on another needle.

Placed the stitches on another needle.

The pattern said not to cast off – so I wasn’t sure what to do with each piece.  I put each piece on a different needle and then cast on again for the next piece.

Finally figured it out.

Finally figured it out.

It took me until the third section to figure out that when the pattern decreased to 20 stitches and then said to repeat, it meant to use those same 20 stitches, not cast on for a new section!

Started knitting the old with the new.

Started knitting the old with the new.

I started knitting the new sections from the old sections.

TA DA!!

TA DA!!

It’s such a pretty dishcloth!!  I can’t believe it took me so long to figure out how to make it!  Ha – I’m even laughing at  myself!