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Old 08-20-2013, 11:20 PM   #11
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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.
Using two colors should help A LOT! And, I have never used a lifeline, either, so don't feel like the lone ranger! Try again with 2 colors and see how it goes, maybe!
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:25 AM   #12
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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. I'll have to think about it.
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:18 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
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.
Just a thought here GG, stiff is often good for scrubbing. Maybe it's your teflon/floor/bathtub cloth? YMMV.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:44 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by justplaincharlotte View Post
Just a thought here GG, stiff is often good for scrubbing. Maybe it's your teflon/floor/bathtub cloth? YMMV.
What's Teflon? I've not owned nonstick cookware for years. I detest the stuff. You're right that it should be good for scrubbing. Right now my cafetiere is upside down to dry on it. I must get some yarn for that circle pattern, I definitely want two solid colors on it and I don't have them right now.
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:01 PM   #15
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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. I'll have to think about it.

Very pretty! I like how it looks. Is it thick enough to use as a hotpad or oven mitt?
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:46 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by sakura-panda View Post
Very pretty! I like how it looks. Is it thick enough to use as a hotpad or oven mitt?
Thanks. It's fairly thick but I don't think it would work as an oven mitt or pot holder as the columns between ribs are pretty loose, it would be fine for setting something hot on so yeah, a hot pad would be OK. Thicker yarn would make it thicker of course so if you like the stitch pattern and want to try it, I suggest using some different yarns for testing it out and then decide how it would work for you. If I wanted double thick I think I'd go with double knitting.
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Old 08-24-2013, 11:50 AM   #17
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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!
Hey Katie - What yarn are you using for this?
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Hey Katie - What yarn are you using for this?

Bernat Handicrafter -- my favorite kitchen cotton -- from the Cotton Candy collection.
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My 'Not a Circle Cloth'
I was having some difficulty following the directions for the Circle Cloth Circle Cloth, when I read this :

“(In my research I found that the original stitch pattern “Hexagon” can be found in Barbara Walker’s, A Treasury of Knitting Patterns, Page 67.)” Hexagon

I thought, alright, pulled out Barbara Walker’s book and began knitting from the pattern. I had gotten on a bit with it when I discovered that they were not the same pattern, but decided to continue

This was originally intended to be a tea cloth to lie in the bottom of my dish drain, but it ended up too small. On top of that, after I had bound it off I found a mistake, not very noticeable; I had purled a knit row.

It is large enough for a tea towel, 13X16½, I will wash it and block it and it will probably be put away, perhaps a gift for my MIL, even if she noticed the flaw, I know she wouldn’t mind.

I added two garter stitches on each side to edge it. The solid yarn is Light Blue ‘Sugar’n Cream’, I haven’t been able to locate the label for the variegated yarn. It is knitted in number 7 straights (if I had worked it on the circulars I would have gotten a better sense of the size, drat , where are those darn needles, anyway).

The ‘Hexagon’ pattern was easy enough to work after becoming familiar with it, I’m certain that the ‘Circle Cloth’ pattern would be just as instinctual to work; I still could use a cloth for my dish drain, there may be a ‘Circle Cloth’ in the works in the very near term.
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Originally Posted by Woofens View Post
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.
Why do you refuse to use a lifeline?
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