Thursday, April 6, 2017

Learner's Curve Dishcloth: A Knitting Pattern


I first want to say thank you to all my new Knitting Friends who came by to see the Swift Swirl Hat. It has been up for just over a month and it is already my 10th most viewed pattern. The pattern in 9th place was from 2014. So it makes a girl feel special.

I have a new free knitting pattern for you. When I am learning a new stitch, whether it is for crocheting or knitting, I love to get out my cotton yarn and make my swatch into a dishcloth. That way I'm killing two birds with one stone so to say. I'm learning something new and I'm making something useful that doesn't necessarily have to look nice.

The new techniques that I wanted to learn were slip stitching and the i-cord edging. Now that I know how to do the i-cord edging it might be my new favorite way to finish off a project. I really love how this project turned out. The diagonal direction of the slip stitches reminds me of the dishcloths my granny used to knit for me but with a modern flair. The i-cord edging makes it all look neat and and t adds an extra pop of color.

Come and learn something new with me.





Learner's Curve Dishcloth

Yarn: Any worstedcotton yarn you have will do. The yarn in the pictures are peaches and cream and Paton's Yarn kitchen cotton. 

Needles: 5.5MM double points. You can use regular needles for the dishcloth, but for the edging you will need the double points. 

Notions: Tapestry needle to sew in your ends.  

Size: 6 by 6 inches ( I don't like big dishcloths. I like them to fit in the palm of my hand so I'm not sloshing water everywhere. the pattern is very adaptable. Just add multiples of 4 to make it larger). 

Gauge: 18 k st for every 4 inches.

Stitches Used:  Knit (k), Purl (p), Slip Stitch (sl), Knit 2 together (k2tog)


Cast On 24 st. 

Row 1: {k 2, sl 2 with yarn in front like you are going to purl} repeat till the end.

Row 2: p 1, {sl 2 with the yarn in the back like you are going to knit, p2,} Repeat till the end. Ending with a p 1.

Row 3: {sl 2 with the yarn in front, k2}repeat till the end.

Row 4: p 3, {sl 2 with yarn in the back, p 2} repeat till 1 st from the end p 1.

Row 5 - 24: Repeat rows 1-4 

Bind off.

I-cord Edging:


 


Cast on 3 st with the wrong side facing up. insert the needle in one of the corners and {pick up a new st. You should now have 4 st on the needle, push the needle down so you are now working from the other end, k 2, k2tog through the back loops} 

Repeat {to} till you come to the next corner. At the corners pick up a stitch in the same space twice. 

Go all the way around the dish cloth. Bind off. Weave in your ends. 

Ravelry Download 

If you would like an ads free, easy printable for this pattern it is on sale in my Ravelry store for $3.00. You can find it HERE. You dont have to have an account and it will come to you in the form of a pdf.



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