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Old 08-19-2013, 02:27 PM   #1
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Dishcloth Knit/Crochet Along
If I don't start the thread, I won't get to participate.

Over in the New favorite dishcloth pattern thread, a clever knitter suggested a Dishcloth KAL since there seemed to be a lot of KnittingHelp-ers who are making dishcloths, who enjoy making dishcloths, and who want to share their dishcloth patterns with other like-minded knitters.

I'm opening this thread for pattern links (especially, but not limited to, ones that have photos of the poster's version attached/linked/included), suggestions, recommendations, idea requests, and any other related (or not) chatter.

While this thread was inspired by a discussion about knitted dishcloths, I'm extending the invitation to crocheter's as well -- we can inspire each other, even if we don't use the exact same patterns, and some things (like dimensions and materials) are not craft-specific.

Please join the fun! What are *you* working on?
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:41 PM   #2
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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!
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:45 PM   #3
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It sounds like a small towel to me. Maybe you should consider finishing this piece for a towel. I've decided that knitted towels are a good idea too so I guess I just might make some. I'm going to either finish the blanket rib cloth I've got going or frog and start the basket rib pattern that's tormenting you. I personally prefer white yarn for these types of things. I've been known to bleach the color out of my hand knitted squarish pieces.

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Well, here is my circle cloth, in progress obviously, in Peaches and Creme, Sweet Pea. The pattern is http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/circle-cloth

ETA: frogged again... sigh...
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Originally Posted by Woofens View Post
Well, here is my circle cloth, in progress obviously, in Peaches and Creme, Sweet Pea. The pattern is http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/circle-cloth

ETA: frogged again... sigh...
What is the problem you are having with it? Just wondering...
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:45 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by jinxnit55 View Post
What is the problem you are having with it? Just wondering...
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.
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:13 PM   #7
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I have one girly facecloth OTN now, half way done, along with my almost finished first attempt at Fair Isle, and DGDs never ending sweater.

It's Evelyn Clark's Ribbon Lace facecloth in fingering weight Egyptian cotton:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...-beauties-215x.

The pattern is easy to memorize, and fun to watch grow as you work. I do recommend stitch markers for people like me who get lost going to their own bathroom in the middle of the night.

Once I finish this one and start the matching soap sack (yes it's time to start Xmas knitting), i'll cast on jinx's new find in 2 colors. Maybe red & green to try to finish off the boatload of Dishie I bought last year for those little mini Xmas gifts one can never have too many of...
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Charlotte, those are beautiful! I wanna see yours when they're done.
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Charlotte, those are beautiful! I wanna see yours when they're done.
Will do, GG, promise! Now to find some bars of girly soap...
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Finished Blanket Rib Dishcloth.
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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