So, I mentioned that I am knitting dishcloths. Here are the promised pictures. Keep in mind that none of these have been blocked and I haven’t sewn all the ends in yet. Also, apparently my camera does not like taking pictures of knitting, so the quality of pics varies.
The yarn: Caron Super Soft in Dark Sage in worsted weight.
The needles: size 6 circular (or straight needles, if you aren’t paranoid about the knitting falling off like I am)
- WIP = work in progress
- Frog = pull out stitches that are unacceptable (“rip it rip it”)
- FO = finished object
- Garter stitch = made just using the knit stitch; the easiest pattern of all (no one knows the origin of the name)
- Stockinette stitch = knit one row, purl one row, repeat (don’t know why it’s called this)
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But I digress…
I wanted to try a pattern, with counting and everything. I also know myself, so I decided a dishcloth was perfect – small enough to finish in a reasonable time, and in little danger of becoming a forever WIP.
So I started knitting:
The colorful piece of yarn was my stitch marker. I moved it every time I started the next part of the pattern, so that I didn’t have to keep going back and counting the whole row again. I have “real” stitch markers, but had trouble using them on these small needles.
And after many attempts and at least 4 full frogs, I ended with this:
Ta-da!! I felt pretty accomplished, let me tell you. The only thing that I changed was the border. The pattern calls for a crocheted border, but since I long ago forgot how to do that, I did a garter stitch border as I went – 3 rows on top & bottom, 3 stitches on each side.
So, I liked that, and I decided to do another with a wider border (6 stitches/rows). Sorry for the slightly blurry picture.
After all that careful counting (and all that frogging), I decided to do a washcloth with rows of garter stitch and stockinette stitch. I did a garter stitch border on this one too.
I liked that so much I decided to get fancy pants, and make squares:
Doing this was harder than I thought as it took me a few tries to figure out the pattern. (Will post it for you later.)
I still have plenty of yarn, and I’m working on another dishcloth now.
And I think these count toward fulfilling one of my Bucket List items.
Washcloths. Who knew?
A girl could get addicted to finishing projects so quickly.