Happy New Year everyone!
I wanted to make and share a washcloth pattern for '10. It's sized perfectly to wrap around a fragrant or hand-made soap bar. If I can find time this week I'll make some soap and brighten a friend's day with this little gift. I'm currently working on so many different things I don't know what to finish first. One of my New Year's resolutions this year is to blog and post pictures everyday. Another is to finish everything I start. I'd love to hear some of yours!
2010 New Year's Washcloth:
Finished Measurements : Approx. 4"x8½"
Materials: 1 ball Lily Sugar'n Cream Solid
US #3/3.25mm needles*
*I used a smaller needle size to obtain denser fabric and to make the picture stand out more.
With Size 3 needles,
row 1: (an all odd numbered rows) k
row 2: k
row 4: k5, p30, k5
row 6: k4, p32, p4
row 8: k3, p1, k7, p4, k3, p4, k6, (p3, k3)x2
row 10: k2, p2, k7, p3, k5, p3, k6, p2, k5, p3, k2
row 12: k2, p2, k3, p3, k1, p2, k3, p1, k3, p4, k2, p3, k3, p1, k3, p2, k2
row 14: k2, p3, k3, p5, k2, p3, k2, p4, (k2, p3)x2, k2, p2, k2
row 16: k2, p4, k3, p4, k2, p3, k2, p4, (k2, p3)x2, k2, p2, k2
row 18: k2, p5, k3, p3, k2, p3, k2, p4, (k2, p3)x2, k2, p2, k2
row 20: k2, p6, k3, p2, k2, p3, k2, p4, (k2, p3)x2, k2, p2, k2
row 22: k2, p2, k2, p3, k2, p2, k2, p3, k2, p4, (k2, p3)x2, k2, p2, k2
row 24: k2, p2, k2, p3, k2, p2, k2, p3, k2, p2, k4, (p3, k2)x2, p2, k2
row 26: k2, p2, k3, p1, k3, p2, k3, p1, k3, p2, k4, p3, k3, p1, k3, p2, k2
row 28: k2, p3, (k5, p4)x2, k3, p4, k5, p3, k2
row 30: k3, p3, (k3, p6)x2, k2, p5, k3, p3, k3
row 32: k4, p32, p4
row 34: k5, p30, k5
row 36: k
row 38: k
row 39: Bind Off
Weave in ends.
Block and lay flat to dry
When binding off the final row leave 3 remaining stitches and knit an I-cord for 3". BO and sew the end of the cord to the underside of the cloth where the I-cord started.
I'm almost finished with a new set of Dessert Cloths. I can't wait to publish and make them available. I'm also going to start a free KrisKnits' Monthly KAL (Knit-Along) starting this week. Every month will feature a full-size themed picture dishcloth. I'll post more about it tomorrow and hopefully get the first couple rows up for everyone to start together.