Thrice the Fun

(Psst, here’s a secret… I am approaching the 500 comment mark here on this blog. The lucky 500th commenter will receive a small prize!)

As I was working on the hats mentioned in the previous post, Abigail posted her new dishcloth pattern. I was intrigued by the rounded corners and decided I needed a break from hats.

Upon opening my cotton stash storage box, I picked out two different but complementary colors of Sugar ‘n Cream cotton. Why not knit a set of washcloths and send it along with the hats for the Greyhound Pets of MN craft sale?

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The 4 Corners dishcloth was quick and fun to knit. I really like the round corners (scroll down for another view). At first, I wasn’t sure I liked the eyelets formed by the short-rows. Once I washed and blocked it, they looked much better!

My next dishcloth was one that I tried ages ago with no success. This time around, I had no trouble with the Chinese Waves pattern. I cast-on with 35 stitches instead of 45 for a smaller cloth. I tried to knit enough repeats so that the length and width would be the same. But as I washed and blocked it, it shrank a bit vertically. It’s still very cute, and no broken needle tip this time around.

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My plan was to use the leftovers of each color for a third washcloth that would tie everything together as a set. It worked—I like how the set coordinates without being matchy-matchy. Fortunately, I didn’t mess up this Garterlac dishcloth. The downside to this multicolor Garterlac was the 14 yarn ends!


Pattern: “4 Corners Dishcloth” by Abigail, 1870 Pearl Yarn: Lily Sugar ‘n’ Cream, Fresh Ombre Needles: US 8 Started: January 12, 2007 Completed: January 13, 2007

Pattern: “Chinese Waves Dishcloth” by Maggie’s Rags Yarn: Lily Sugar ‘n’ Cream, Citrus Fruits Needles: US 8 Started: January 14, 2007 Completed: January 15, 2007

Pattern: “Garterlac Dishcloth” by Dave, Criminy Jickets Yarn: Lily Sugar ‘n’ Cream, Fresh Ombre and Citrus Fruits Needles: US 8 Started and completed: January 17, 2007

 

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18 Responses to “Thrice the Fun”

  1. moirae Says:
    January 23rd, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    I love the dish cloths. I might have to make myself the 4 corners one!

  2. moirae Says:
    January 23rd, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    Oh yeah, congrats on getting almost 500 comments!

  3. Abigail Says:
    January 23rd, 2007 at 11:18 pm

    I’m so glad you liked it. Now do send me a pic and enter the contest.

    Yours is very spiffy!

  4. stariel Says:
    January 24th, 2007 at 2:00 am

    I keep meaning to get around to making a dish/washcloth one of these days… Yours are gorgeous. I’ve seen the garterlac and the 4 corners, but Chinese Waves is new to me. :)

  5. Jeanne Says:
    January 24th, 2007 at 11:25 am

    I do like the 4 corners dishcloth. It’s not your typical dishcloth. That’s a nice set you’ve put togther there.

  6. ldymosquito Says:
    January 24th, 2007 at 1:44 pm

    Congrats!

  7. Chris Says:
    January 24th, 2007 at 7:29 pm

    They turned out great! But dang – that’s a lot of ends for a little dishcloth, isn’t it???

  8. Dave Says:
    January 24th, 2007 at 8:04 pm

    Very nicely done! I really like those colours. But I agree with Chris — ends, ends, ends!!

  9. Julie Says:
    January 24th, 2007 at 9:54 pm

    14 ends on a dishcloth????? YIKES!

    I do like the dishcloths, though, especially the rounded corner one.

  10. nihal Says:
    January 25th, 2007 at 6:22 am

    thanks to link to the pattern.. i love the way it has rounded corners… and yours turned out great..

  11. Monica Says:
    January 25th, 2007 at 8:03 am

    The cloths are great, and you are right, way too many ends for a little dishcloth square. But it didn’t stop me from knitting several of them. Congrats on the upcoming 500th post.

  12. Nicole Says:
    January 25th, 2007 at 12:29 pm

    Your dishcloths look so cool! I hope they’re not gifts – I think the recipient would be afraid to use them. :)

  13. Guinifer Says:
    January 25th, 2007 at 12:44 pm

    Those dishcloths are kind of addictive, arent’ they?

  14. mrspao Says:
    January 25th, 2007 at 3:28 pm

    Those are great dishcloths!!

  15. knittymama Says:
    January 25th, 2007 at 8:21 pm

    You did such an awesome job, I just love that color combo. Thanks again!!

  16. lorinda Says:
    January 25th, 2007 at 9:13 pm

    Nice job! Yikes to the fourteen ends. And congrats on 500 comments!

  17. Pink Dandelion Says:
    January 26th, 2007 at 12:26 am

    Yeah – those 14 ends is what’s kept me from doing the garterlac cloth… It’s lovely though! I’ll have to try the 4 corners cloth, it looks like fun… thanks for sharing :-)

  18. Lisa Says:
    January 26th, 2007 at 5:43 pm

    Dishclothes have never interested me until now. Thanks for linking to the patterns, I need to go into the stash now, Bye!

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