Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma
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.
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.