This is my first attempt at trying to post a link. Eek! My computer skills are still SO limited!! Hmmm. Guess I'll see what happens when I click on "submit".
I wanted to thank all of you who replied to my thread! Wow! So many great tips and advise!
I'm coming along pretty good with the cloths. Not pushing it yet, but it might come to that as Christmas draws closer. Have 8 finished now and really have become hooked on this pattern. It turns out perfectly square and lays flat...the pattern is equally attractive on either side too. So far I haven't had to do any online shopping for yarn, but I sure appreciate the links to where I can find other colors and brands. I've found several neutral/natural colors, (Sugar and Creme), at my nearby Michael's. Discovered immediately that the solid color skeins have more yardage, (120 yds) compared to the mult-colored ones, (95 yds). At least that's all they carry at my store.
I've been experimenting with sizes. Started with casting on 37 stitches as the pattern called for. It's a nice size, but personally I like a slightly smaller cloth. I have small hands...(small arthritic hands).
Now I've been knitting some by casting on 34 stitches, (the pattern is multiples of 3 +1),and instead of doing a TOTAL of 13 repeats of the pattern sequence, I do 12. I'm using size 6 needles and they're still turning out square!
The cool thing in doing this size is that there is just the perfect amount of yarn on the multi-colored skeins to get two cloths!
The plan is to give them in sets of 4 cloths. I've been rolling each one up and tying with a piece of hemp or twine to hold the roll together. I wanted to post the link in case someone might be interested in this "Double Bump" patterns. Thanks for letting me babble on! Jeanie in TX