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sakura-panda 08-19-2013 02:27 PM

Dishcloth Knit/Crochet Along
 
If I don't start the thread, I won't get to participate. :teehee:

Over in the New favorite dishcloth pattern thread, a clever knitter suggested a Dishcloth KAL since there seemed to be a lot of KnittingHelp-ers who are making dishcloths, who enjoy making dishcloths, and who want to share their dishcloth patterns with other like-minded knitters.

I'm opening this thread for pattern links (especially, but not limited to, ones that have photos of the poster's version attached/linked/included), suggestions, recommendations, idea requests, and any other related (or not) chatter.

While this thread was inspired by a discussion about knitted dishcloths, I'm extending the invitation to crocheter's as well -- we can inspire each other, even if we don't use the exact same patterns, and some things (like dimensions and materials) are not craft-specific.

Please join the fun! What are *you* working on? :knitting:

sakura-panda 08-19-2013 02:41 PM

I'm not currently working on a dishcloth, but I am working on a placemat based on a towel pattern:

Basket Rib Hand Towel pattern
Ravelry Link
Blog Link

I don't have a photo of it yet, but I am about to frog it for the third time; maybe I'll take a picture of it before I do. :blush:

Long story short is that I can't seem to make up my mind what I'm doing with it -- one strand or two? how many stitches to start? gauge swatch or not? dishcloth as a gauge swatch or not? I think I need a support group! :roflhard:

So far I've tried one strand at 50 stitches (long tail cast on, good width but too thin after 4 pattern repeats), two strands at 62 stitches (long tail cast on, too wide after two pattern repeats), and 32 stitches (cable cast on, 4 pattern repeats) However, I forgot that the pattern is multiples of 4 plus 2, so my pattern is a bit off in addition to being 10 inches wide -- much too big for a simple gauge swatch/dishcloth.

I'm going to frog it, cast on either 26 or 30 stitches, and then keep going until it's square, bind off, and toss in the washer. I mean it this time! Maybe. :doh: ;)

I'm obviously overthinking this. I need the inspiration of some success stories! :thumbsup:

GrumpyGramma 08-19-2013 04:45 PM

It sounds like a small towel to me. Maybe you should consider finishing this piece for a towel. I've decided that knitted towels are a good idea too so I guess I just might make some. I'm going to either finish the blanket rib cloth I've got going or frog and start the basket rib pattern that's tormenting you. :teehee: I personally prefer white yarn for these types of things. I've been known to bleach the color out of my hand knitted squarish pieces.

PS Thank you. I really don't recall the last time someone called me clever. :aww:

Woofens 08-19-2013 07:13 PM

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Well, here is my circle cloth, in progress obviously, in Peaches and Creme, Sweet Pea. The pattern is http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/circle-cloth

ETA: frogged again... sigh...

jinxnit55 08-19-2013 09:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Woofens (Post 1384028)
Well, here is my circle cloth, in progress obviously, in Peaches and Creme, Sweet Pea. The pattern is http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/circle-cloth

ETA: frogged again... sigh...

What is the problem you are having with it? Just wondering...

Woofens 08-19-2013 10:45 PM

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Originally Posted by jinxnit55 (Post 1384042)
What is the problem you are having with it? Just wondering...

I refuse to use a life line is the main problem!! :roflhard: I was on my 3rd row of circles this time, and I dropped a stitch, and it went downhill from there. I started tinking back and got confused. My knitting life would be so much simpler if I'd just use one. I'm stubborn, though. I'm gonna try it in 2 colors instead of 1 I think.

justplaincharlotte 08-19-2013 11:13 PM

I have one girly facecloth OTN now, half way done, along with my almost finished first attempt at Fair Isle, and DGDs never ending sweater. :zombie:

It's Evelyn Clark's Ribbon Lace facecloth in fingering weight Egyptian cotton:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...-beauties-215x.

The pattern is easy to memorize, and fun to watch grow as you work. I do recommend stitch markers for people like me who get lost going to their own bathroom in the middle of the night. :rofl:

Once I finish this one and start the matching soap sack (yes it's time to start Xmas knitting), i'll cast on jinx's new find in 2 colors. Maybe red & green to try to finish off the boatload of Dishie I bought last year for those little mini Xmas gifts one can never have too many of...

GrumpyGramma 08-19-2013 11:43 PM

Charlotte, those are beautiful! I wanna see yours when they're done.

justplaincharlotte 08-20-2013 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma (Post 1384057)
Charlotte, those are beautiful! I wanna see yours when they're done.

Will do, GG, promise! Now to find some bars of girly soap...

GrumpyGramma 08-20-2013 08:02 PM

Finished Blanket Rib Dishcloth.
 
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It feels stiff and I don't know that I'll like it for a dishcloth but if not it will be handy for wiping up spills. I didn't like working this pattern, it might be better in a stretchier yarn so I may try it again. :think: I'll have to think about it.


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