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sinistral_needler
10-07-2007, 11:40 PM
Well, my mom had coworker over at our house yesterday and mentioned to her that I have started knitting. Well, the coworker practically want bonkers and wants me to make her a whole bunch of dishcloths. Exact amount of payment is yet to be determined.

So yesterday I completed my very first washcloth, Checkerboard Washcloth. Looks pretty good, even if I do say so myself! :clink:

Pattern is from the Dishcloth Botique.

http://www.jimsyldesign.com/~dishbout/kpatterns/crboard.html

Jan in CA
10-08-2007, 01:32 AM
It does look good! Lots to try at that site, too!

dustinac
10-08-2007, 08:45 AM
:blooby:Great job!! I usually give dishrags in a gift...that is the item they all remeber and hint about getting more of :teehee:

sue in canada
10-08-2007, 08:48 AM
Lots of nice patterns at this site too
http://freepatterns.k1p1keepingyouinstitchesstudio.com/index.html

nonny2t
10-08-2007, 09:11 AM
Looks great and hope you start a whole nice business with your cloths!

sinistral_needler
10-08-2007, 09:43 AM
I never thought anyone would pay for something I can make. :aww:

How much would you ask someone to pay for a dishcloth? The cotton yarn was $1.50/ball .. and I think I heard once that you should charge 5x the cost of the yarn to account for your effort/labor .. but I can't imagine someone paying $7.50 for a washcloth! Maybe $5 if you're lucky???

Samsam
10-08-2007, 09:49 AM
Hey, if someone's willing to pay that then let them.
handmade things need to be worth something!

Tutu Carol
10-09-2007, 09:52 PM
Here is a quick & easy washcloth pattern:

(I use 4mm needles) (4ply cotton .. worsted wgt.)

co 43
r1 (side w/tail) k3 p1
r2 (side w/o tail) k
repeat until about 8.5" ...

it is really easy & very nice look !!

Have fun !!!

AnotherBecca
10-10-2007, 04:38 AM
Awesome!

knit_me_a_sweater
10-11-2007, 02:27 AM
Nice dishcloth! Those are always nice gifts!

ritaw
10-11-2007, 08:38 AM
Wow ! this could be the start of your empire.

Great work . Good luck :)

ah
10-13-2007, 10:29 PM
Checkerboard looks great. Sounds like a great chance to try new patterns and get some yarn money too.

The.Knitter
10-16-2007, 12:17 PM
How industrious of you.

I have never sold anything I have knit. I find it takes the "fun" out of it and turns it into a chore. When I am working on a gift, if it doesn't work out right, I don't feel badly about not giving it. If someone is paying for it and it doesn't work out, you are stuck trying and trying until it does. Just my humble opinion.

Keep on knitting!