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Old 08-19-2013, 02:27 PM   #1
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Dishcloth Knit/Crochet Along
If I don't start the thread, I won't get to participate.

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?
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:41 PM   #2
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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
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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.

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!

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.

I'm obviously overthinking this. I need the inspiration of some success stories!
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:45 PM   #3
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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. 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.

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Old 08-19-2013, 07:13 PM   #4
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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...
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Originally Posted by Woofens View Post
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...
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Originally Posted by jinxnit55 View Post
What is the problem you are having with it? Just wondering...
I refuse to use a life line is the main problem!! 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.
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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...
Janis - Have you finished your circle cloth? I still have a little ways to go on mine, fifty plus rows. Just wondering what might be the best row to end/bind off on.
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Originally Posted by claireweber View Post
Janis - Have you finished your circle cloth? I still have a little ways to go on mine, fifty plus rows. Just wondering what might be the best row to end/bind off on.
I have not finished mine yet, Claire, so I have no clue! Lol.
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You might ask here FO- three circle cloths (potholders) to see what this person did.
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Finished Blanket Rib Dishcloth.
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. I'll have to think about it.
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