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Old 08-02-2013, 05:40 PM   #21
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As you need to switch to Color A, or Color B, as the need arises, as you reach down the right edge side to snatch the new color needed, try to give the two strands an "elbow lock", like in square dancing! This twist will keep the right side edge neater looking. You do not need to cut your yarn every time you use the other color.
When you're done with Color A for the required rows, just let 'er drop, and pick up Color B that's dangling off the right side edge a few rows down.

But like I said, give 'em a dance together. Locking elbows like square dancers.

My first Ballband dishcloth had a messy right side edge. I did a single crochet edge to tidy things up. But the next dishcloth I paid more attention to the "interlocking dance" when picking up and using the other color.
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:48 PM   #22
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I think I understand what you mean. I just finished the 2 rows of color a after the first rows of color b. I'm ready to pick up b again and work the 2nd rows of blocks. Keeping my fingers crossed!
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Originally Posted by ArtLady1981 View Post
In behalf of the Ballband Dishcloth (and the other similar one, Textured Slip Stitch Dishcloth):

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(front and back!) created by the pattern is really efficient at picking up crumbs, and cleaning dishes! It's my all-time favorite dishcloth pattern now. It's really worth the effort to branch out for this one!

For gift sets, I've created a Scrubbie pattern to go with the dishcloths! The green scrubbies are for veggies. The other colors are for dishes, pots, pans.

I gave this set to my BFF.


Besides scarves and hats, I knitted a lot of dishcloths when I first began knitting. I thought I had my fill of them, but was mistaken. I really the basketweave effect. Very creative!
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http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...eeze-dishcloth

This is the first (only) dishcloth pattern I have used. Seems to work pretty well.
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Originally Posted by jinxnit55 View Post
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...eeze-dishcloth

This is the first (only) dishcloth pattern I have used. Seems to work pretty well.
I have to cast on and get this one started. Thanks!
I just test drove the double bump dishcloth and I really like it.
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you could turn the "one row scarf" into a dishcloth pattern, it's very pretty
http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/archiv...pun_scarf.html
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Originally Posted by shadowfox118 View Post
you could turn the "one row scarf" into a dishcloth pattern, it's very pretty
http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/archiv...pun_scarf.html
That's beautiful! Thank you!
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No problem, I'm making a scarf out of this in cotton and it's so soft and squishy xD i love it
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Well, gee, Charlotte, you are out to get me today! I've been thinking I'd try entrelac but hadn't seen something small I wanted to do with it and now you show me that. I have more white cotton yarn, maybe I have enough for it. Now I have no excuse. Thanks for the link.

Funny thing, when I started knitting two years ago I didn't care for doing dishcloths, now I love them and they're the only kind I use anymore. When I do one and it turns out too small because I didn't pay attention to how many stitches I should cast on to get the right size in a particular stitch pattern I'm playing with I find other uses for them. They're handy to have.

Gotcha, GG!

I fell in love with dishcloths when I crocheted, have oodles of those almost 2 decades old and still in good shape after repeated washes and kitchen abuses. I just love the feel of a knitted dishcloth, not nearly so heavy, but still heavy-duty. Regardless of craft, they are a perfect quick project that kills 2 birds with one stone: an excellent housework tool *and* learning stitch patterns. I just love economy of motion!

I couldn't resist trying the Garterlac with some left over yarn. It came out well, though I ran out of yarn halfway through, and have a half sized completed cloth. Now I have a weensy little coffee cloth to put in front of my coffee maker to catch drips. Let me know how you like entrelac. I like how it looks & feels but the technique is a mite fiddly for my tastes. YMMV.
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http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...eeze-dishcloth

This is the first (only) dishcloth pattern I have used. Seems to work pretty well.
Jinx, that's a lovely dishcloth, thanks for sharing! Can't wait to try it out!
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