I have been knitting up a couple of dishcloths and still have a few more to go. Found out that the son wasn't going to use them except as for hot pads to set his pans on top of. So I explained that Mom has the ability to knit up a few more if they got ruined (hello Mr. Garbage Disposal, you bain of my existence!) or if he got tired of the colors, or they were soiled (do laundry!)..or or or... You get the idea, right?
Before you ask, the patterns I used for these up above include the Bridal Shower Lace Dishcloth (UPDATE: Now posted in the list of patterns to the left side of the page..sorry!) and the Puffy Basketweave Dishcloth. Both are my patterns you can find in the Wishing I was Knitting at the Lake Patterns over on the left ( <---- ) side of this page.
While picking through the colors that I had I decided to play with Columns Dishcloth and the KBB Baby Blanket that are over the left ( <----- ) in the pattern section. I've now come up another tweak on the pattern, and today I give you the KBB Dishcloth. (Or washcloth if you prefer.) I have used Both Lion Cotton and Lily's Sugar and Cream. With the Kelly Green, I'm certain that the color is going to run the first one or two times it hits water. Doesn't surprise me. A bit of color came off on my fingers while knitting it up. It's the same as the green dishcloths that I'd made at least 10 years ago in the Sugar and Cream yarn. It's one of my complaints about that brand. But, when that's the brand available when you're at the store and you HAVE to get some cotton...or if that's the color you're looking for and the other companies don't produce it...well, you make sure the user is aware that it's going to bleed green into your dishwater in the beginning. Then, make sure the first couple of times you do laundry, it's not anywhere near your favorite white pair of pants. Trust me. I learn things in interesting ways at times.
© Cathy Waldie, November, 2006
(US) 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles
Cast on 35 sts.
1-6 ) K all rows.
7) K across
8) Sl 1, K3, P3, *K1tbl, P3* 6 times; end K4
Repeat rows (7- 8) for a total of 20 repeats.
Knit 7 rows. B/O in Purl. Cut yarn, weave in ends, steam block.