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Old 04-05-2013, 08:32 PM   #11
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All six done!
I took Woodi's advice...and knit the six face cloths using different pattern stitches...
2 each in Garter Stitch, Box Stitch, and Honeycomb Stitch.

I saw Box Stitch somewhere, and was curious...
it's really double moss stitch! lol But I like the sound of BOX STITCH!

So here they are, and right now they're all folded up on my shelf in my bathroom! Yay! I used these little suckers all the time! Regular terry bath cloths are just too darn big for face!







The center cloths are the "Honeycomb" stitch...specifically "Slipped Stitch Honeycomb" stitch.

It's a 4-row repeat, and very easy if you pay attention. That's an oxymoron, isn't it?!

The slipped stitch honeycomb is:
CO odd number
RS Rows 1 & 3: Knit
WS Row 2: K1 *slip 1 YB, K1, repeat from * til end
WS Row 4: K2 *slip 1 YB, K1, repeat frpom *til end, but end with an additional K1

YB= with yarn held in back
I personally slipped "purlwise"
(not knitwise as if to knit). The pattern stitch didn't say.

FYI: I used a US7 on the garter and box stitch cloths. I had to upgrade to a US9 for the Honeycomb.
It knits up considerably narrower per inch than other two.
After an unhappy visit to the Frong Pond....lesson learned.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:42 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
ETA- How did you do the border?
It's just a simple crochet chain stitch...like chain 3, stab the needle into the 2nd stitch over, pull up and anchor...chain 3 again and repeat.

I'm not so good at writing crochet instructions...but that's the gist of it.

Just a simple scallopy edging.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:53 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Lighting57 View Post
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...2-basket-weave

This basket weave st pattern was added to Ravelry this week. Did you see it? It looks very nice and even.
No, I didn't see it! Thanks for the link, lightnight57! I'll check it out now! I am starting up some face cloths, same brand of cotton, but dk weight.

Edited to add! WOW! I love the craftcookie pattern stitches! So now, I'm going to frog 4 inches of my dk weight face cloth (a lighter green, same brand cotton) and use this 4x2 basket weave for it...and then another one called the Eyelet Moss Stitch by the same people!

Oh I'm gonna have quite a collection of face cloths.
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My! You're getting fancy! But what fun and what nice results, too.

I've enjoyed practicing different lace patterns on my little dish scrubbies. It's a nice size to try out a new pattern to see if I like it. And the dishes don't care whether I screw it up or not!
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My! You're getting fancy! But what fun and what nice results, too.

I've enjoyed practicing different lace patterns on my little dish scrubbies. It's a nice size to try out a new pattern to see if I like it. And the dishes don't care whether I screw it up or not!
I agree! It's fun to experiment with different pattern stitches! A dish cloth, face & body cloth, scarf....they're perfect sizes!
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I've had fun knitting these face cloths...six are worsted weight, six are dk weight. Here is the link to my Ravelry notebook, in case you would like to get links to the various pattern stitches.

Nine are done...the 10th is 2/3 done. Two more to go.




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Originally Posted by ArtLady1981 View Post
It's just a simple crochet chain stitch...like chain 3, stab the needle into the 2nd stitch over, pull up and anchor...chain 3 again and repeat.

I'm not so good at writing crochet instructions...but that's the gist of it.

Just a simple scallopy edging.
Nothing wrong with those instructions, makes perfect sense to me and is easier to follow than anything I could have written out! Love your pattern assortment!
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Very VERY nice, artlady! I love the sophisticated colors too. I never thought to edge....adds a nice finish.

Here's one of my favorites...it's well worn now.....the basketweave pattern is a bit different in that it called for one knit row to separate them somehow. I found it unnecessarily difficult to do....(required a lot of careful attention). Also, one 'basket' was five rows deep and the next was only 3 rows deep. Not sure it makes enough design difference to warrant the extra work.

It's the same cloth, on different sides. I used a 3-row, 3-stitch seed stitch border all around.



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Artlady, your finished cloths are very pretty. This is a good way to learn a new stitch pattern and have a usable item when done.
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