Saturday, February 24, 2007

Hail to the .... (corrected 12/12/07)

Growing up in Michigan while going to a junior high school with a principal who played football at the U of M, it was a treat in 8th grade to take a field trip down to the football game vs. Navy. Then in high school, with a band director who also graduated from Michigan, we were able to march for the annual Band Day festivities. My senior year, I was fortunate after switching over to majorette, to have performed under the direction of Benny Goodman. As a clarinet player, that was cool.

All those events helped to create my 'fanship' of the Wolverines. This past summer, even before the boys in blue demonstrated their abilities once more in the Big House, I got to playing with the sticks and string. Yep...clearly it was time to Blue and Maize up my kitchen, and possibly my aunt's as well. After all, living in Ann Arbor, and being a life long fan herself (not to mention the fact that she has helped to Block M my house and my wardrobe over the years) it was the least I could do to promote the colors.

As per usual, I am using Lion Cotton. Perfect shade of yellow and their navy work well to go side by side. I have to say, the yellow dishcloth shows the pattern much better than the navy one in pictures. Just remember, a true fan, would have both!

This one's for Bo! We'll miss you!

©Cathy Waldie, August, 2006

Lion Cotton (Sunshine), (US) 7 (4.5mm) needles

C/O 37 sts

1-5) K (slipping the first stitch as if to knit for each row of the cloth)

6, 8, 10) K3, P31, K3

7, and all odd rows) K

12, 14, 16) K3, P2, K9, P9, K9, P2, K3

18) K3, P2, K9, P4, K1, P4, K9, P2, K3

20) K3, P4, K5, P5, K3, P5, K5, P4, K3

22) K3, P4, K5, P4, K5, P4, K5, P4, K3

24) K3, P4, K5, P3, K7, P3, K5, P4, K3

26) K3, P4, K5, P2, K9, P2, K5, P4, K3

28) K3, P4, K5, P1, K11, P1, K5, P4, K3

30, 32) K3, P4, K23, P4, K3

34) K3, P4, K11, P1, K11, P4, K3

36) K3, P4, K10, P3, K10, P4, K3

38) K3, P4, K9, P5, K9, P4, K3

40) K3, P2, K10, P7, K10, P2, K3

42) K3, P2, K9, P9, K9, P2, K3

44) K3, P2, K8, P11, K8, P2, K3

46) K3, P2, K7, P13, K7, P2, K3

48, 50, 52) K3, P31, K3

53-57) K

58) B/O in Purl

I have to say that the first picture shows the pattern better, but the second picture shows the color better. Happy knitting!