Well, this isn't exactly an exciting FO to anyone but me...but thought I'd post it anyway! There are a lot of kitchen knitters out there, eh?
I knit up this DISHIE
kitchen set while watching American Idol with my daughter last night.
Simple things like this kitchen set are very agreeable to TV-watching and chatting (more like hooping and hollering!) with my daughter about American Idol!
I really like KnitPicks cotton: DISHIE
. Good price for 190yd ball! Lots of colors, too!
Anyway, this color is TOMATO. DISHIE strands aren't as thick as Sugar-and-Cream cotton,
but IMHO, it's a nicer quality. I'm anxious to see how DISHIE washes-and-dries over
multiple times. Sugar-and-Cream fades terribly, and gets tired looking too fast for my liking.
Here's the lowdown:
For the 8.5" x 8.5" dishcloth:
using one strand of Dishie cotton and US7, cast on 40st.
Garter stitch for 36 ridges. This made the dishcloth 'square' for me. Bind off loosely.
For the 4" x 3.5" scrubbie:
using a US10.75/7.0mm> hold two strands of Dishie cotton and a 3” width of nylon netting, cast on 11st. Garter stitch for 10 ridges. Bind off loosely.
(BTW: a US11 needle would be just as good. But not smaller than 7.0mm)
This scrubbie pattern is a departure from my normal scrubbies
which are 16st cast on and 11 garter ridges tall. This smaller size (red) scrubbie was an accident. I had the number 11
in my mind…and cast on that number (shoulda cast on 16). I got underway and realized that this scrubbie was too small. But in the end, I didn’t frog it. I like the smaller scrubbie. Lot less work, too. Knitting more than one scrubbie at a time is super hard on the hands.
This scrubbie is different in another way, too
. I used the full 3” width nylon netting right off the spool (instead of cutting it into 1.5” strips) and held two strands of Dishie together with it (instead of one strand of Dishie).
The final outcome is a very tough little scrubbie
, and I quite like it!
The dishcloth: first time knitting such a large dishcloth. I haven’t used it yet, but I do think I’ll like it, too.
Nylon Netting can be purchased by the 3" w x 40 yds roll here
I like the proprietor, and you can trust that she'll take care of you in a first class way!