Laughter is Important

A couple weeks ago, I was in the mood to knit a washcloth and Dave’s Garterlac Dishcloth fit the bill perfectly. I had some Peaches & Creme in a crazy rainbow-like colorway that I thought might work well with the entrelac squares.

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Pretty fun, right? You can’t tell from the above picture, but I made the washcloth a bit larger, with four edge triangles. I thought I would run out of yarn near the end and apparently I was so focused on the “Will I have enough yarn?” issue that I stopped paying attention to the entrelac patterning.

I was relieved when I finished the last top triangle and pulled the last yard through the loop (yes, just that much left, it worked out perfectly) when I noticed that the sides didn’t seem to quite match up. The washcloth wasn’t square. Hmm… Then I saw IT.

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I really laughed and laughed at this… I can’t believe I didn’t even notice while I was knitting the last couple tiers that something was awry. Now I have a lopsided, irregular Garterlac Dishcloth, but I love it anyway. It has personality!

By the way, this project gave me the perfect opportunity to utilize my new knitting backwards skills from Stitches Midwest. It took me a couple tries to figure out how to do the decreases. Picking up stitches backwards was awkward, in fact, I decided it was simpler to turn the fabric around.

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8 Responses to “Laughter is Important”

  1. Christy Says:
    September 12th, 2006 at 1:26 pm

    Isn’t that a fun pattern? I love how yours turned out – the colors are great!

  2. Rina Rahardjo Says:
    September 10th, 2006 at 12:43 pm

    I think it looks cute. I love the colors.

  3. hege Says:
    September 9th, 2006 at 9:26 pm

    It’s a tumbling blocks washcloth! Awesome! The colorway is great.

  4. Chris Says:
    September 9th, 2006 at 7:57 pm

    I love it – crazy garterlac!

  5. lorinda Says:
    September 9th, 2006 at 5:45 pm

    Very cute dishcloth! The “design element” adds to its charm.

  6. Nicole Says:
    September 9th, 2006 at 5:13 pm

    As you know, I wanted to make this too… not enough time for everything! Your design element adds something special and the colours are pretty wild.

  7. bethblue Says:
    September 9th, 2006 at 4:55 pm

    Turn your work when knitting entrelac?! Blasphemy I say! Just kidding, I’ve never knit entrelac, so I can’t talk;)

  8. Dave Says:
    September 9th, 2006 at 4:22 pm

    I think it’s cute !! Definitely a one of a kind :-)

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