Wednesday, September 29, 2010

gourmet dishcloths

I've started knitting dishcloths! I don't have better things to do with my time!
But they are thick and thirsty, nice to touch and really quite pretty.
The 100% variegated cotton is from here and the pattern comes from my 85 your old friend Shirley (who knits them up for fundraising). I'm planing on giving a few for Xmas gifts to the women who will get the notion of a gourmet dish cloth.

Here's Shirley's Gourmet Dishcloth pattern...

Cast on 4 stitches

K2, YO (yarn over) Knit to the end of the row

Continue increasing like this on every row in garter stitch (knit every row) until your have 45 stitches (smaller cloth) or 50 stitches (slightly larger cloth)

Begin decreasing as follows:

K1, K2tog, YO (yarn over) K2tog, knit to end of the row

Continue decreasing like this on every row in garter stitch until you have 4 stitches remaining

Cast off

Nb) the YO makes the pretty decorative holes along the edges.