Tag: dishcloth

Reverse Bloom Flower Washcloth

Often, I go through periods of knitting washcloths. Like most knitting projects, finding yarn will inspire, and I found out my LYS had all this brandless purple cotton chenille. I never tried knitting with it until this project, and I have already cast on for another project. Having said that, the chenille shed when I was weaving the ends for this cloth. It’s soft, but this pattern has to much ends to weave, and I’m not too keen on the chenille either. I do like knitting cloths though, even if I never use them. I will someday, and I like the practicality of using knitted items not only to wear but around the house.

Reverse-Bloom Flower Washcloth, started May 5, 2008, finished May 8, 2008 (+1-2 days blocking) Ravelry Project Page
Pattern: Reverse-Bloom Flower Washcloth by Cindy Taylor from Weekend Knits. Ravelry Pattern Page
Yarn: Unlabeled 100% cotton chenille 98g – less than one skein.
Needles: US 6/4.0mm 16″ circs and DPNs
Cost of Project: $4 for yarn.
Would I knit it again? No, too many ends to weave in.

Cotton Close Up
Ballband Dishcloth, started August 9th, 2007, finished August 17th, 2007
Pattern: Ballband Dishcloth from Mason-Dixon Knitting
Made for: Steph
Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Yarn in Hot Green and Hot Purple – less than one skein each
Needles: #7/4.5mm (Aero DPNs)
Lessons Learned: Surprisingly, my first time having to actually to switch between two balls of yarn.
Cost of Project: $4 for yarn.
Would I knit it again?
Yes, it’s very fun, quick, and nice. Good for gifting.

Hot Green Hot Purple Purl and Slip
Pattern Notes and Comments: Easy peasy lemon squeezie. Like many knitters, dishcloths were some of my first real knitting projects. I haven’t made one in a year, and I’m really keen on them again now that I have read Mason-Dixon Knitting. I have a few other dishcloths I would like to try, but they actually don’t get much use around here. I’m giving this one to my friend Steph is moving apartments soon so I hope she’ll use it and tell me how it goes. I’ve never used the Bernat Handicrafter so I hope it’s actually a decent cotton to use in the water. I’m going to use the rest the cotton eventually, but my knitting queue is large enough as it is. School will start for me in two weeks, and knitting and books will sadly take a back seat.Though, I think I will blog more about food now since it is getting colder.