Tuesday, January 29, 2008

A Valentine Surprise....

This one was really fun. I made it for a dear friend who just moved into a new apartment. It looks spectacular in her kitchen.

Fast and easy this cloth should knit up in no time ready for Valentine's Day. Or make it as a sweet gift for someone you love.

"Be My Dishcloth"

Finished Measurements :

Materials: 1 ball Lily Sugar'n Cream Solid
US #3/3.25mm needles
Tapestry Needle

Notes: I used a smaller needle size to obtain denser fabric for daily dishes.

Chart :

Note: Chart does not include the 4 seed stitch border on either side.


co 47s

(k1, p1) to last stitch, k1 repeat for 6 rows

row 1: "and all odd rows" (k1,p1) 2x, K to last 4s, (p1,k1)

row 2: (k1,p1)2x, p39, (p1,k1)2x
row 4: (k1,p1)2x, p39, (p1,k1)2x
row 6: (k1,p1)2x, p6, k1, p20, k1, p11, (p1,k1)2x
row 8: (k1,p1)2x, p5, k3, p18, k3, p10, (p1,k1)2x
row 10: (k1,p1)2x, p4, k5, p16, k2, p1, k2, p9, (p1,k1)2x

row 12: (k1,p1)2x, p3, k7, p6, k1, p7, k2, p3, k2, p8, (p1,k1)2x
row 14: (k1,p1)2x, p2, k9, p4, k3, (p5, k2)x2, p7 , (p1,k1)2x
row 16: (k1,p1)2x, p2, k9, p3, k2, p1, (k2, p3)x2, k1, p3, k2, p6, (p1,k1)2x
row 18: (k1,p1)2x, p2, k4, p1, k4, p2, k2, p3, k2, p1, k2, p3, k3, p3, k2, p5, (p1,k1)2x
row 20: (k1,p1)2x, (p3, k2)x2, p2, k2, p6, k2, p3, k5, p3, k2, p4, (p1,k1)2x

row 22: (k1,p1)2x, p11, k2, p3, k1, p2, k2, p3, k7, p3, k2, p3, (p1,k1)2x
row 24: (k1,p1)2x, p10, k2, p3, k2, p1, k2, p3, k9, p3, k2, p2, (p1,k1)2x
row 26: (k1,p1)2x, p9, k2, p3, k3, p1, k2, p2, k11, p2, k2, p2, (p1,k1)2x
row 28: (k1,p1)2x, p8, k2, p3, k4, p1, k2, p2, k11, p2, k2, p2, (p1,k1)2x
row 30: (k1,p1)2x, p7, k2, p3, k5, p1, k2, p2, k5, p1, k5, p2, k2, p2, (p1,k1)2x

row 32: (k1,p1)2x, p6, k2, p3, k6, p1, k2, p2, k4, p3, k4, p2, k2, p2, (p1,k1)2x
row 34: (k1,p1)2x, p5, k2, p3, k7, p1, k2, p3, k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p3, k2, p2, (p1,k1)2x
row 36: (k1,p1)2x, p4, k2, p3, k9, p1, k2, p5, k3, p5, k2, p3, (p1,k1)2x
row 38: (k1,p1)2x, p3, k2, p3, k11, p1, k2, p3, k2, p1, k2, p3, k2, p4, (p1,k1)2x
row 40: (k1,p1)2x, p2, k2, p3, k13, p1, k5, p3, k5, p5, (p1,k1)2x

row 42: (k1,p1)2x, p2, k2, p2, k15, p7, k1, p10, (p1,k1)2x
row 44: (k1,p1)2x, p2, k2, p2, k10, p1, k10, p2, k2, p8, (p1,k1)2x
row 46: (k1,p1)2x, p2, k2, p2, k9, p3, k9, p2, k2, p8, (p1,k1)2x
row 48: (k1,p1)2x, p2, k2, p2, k8, p2, k1, p2, k8, p2, k2, p8, (p1,k1)2x
row 50: (k1,p1)2x, p2, k2, p2, k7, p2, k3, p2, k7, p2, k2, p8, (p1,k1)2x

row 52: (k1,p1)2x, p2, k2, p3, k5, p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, k5, p3, k2, p2, k1, p5, (p1,k1)2x
row 54: (k1,p1)2x, p3, k2, p8, k2, p3, k2, p8, k2, p2, k3, p4, (p1,k1)2x
row 56: (k1,p1)2x, p4, k2, p6, k2, p5, k2, p6, k2, p2, k5, p3, (p1,k1)2x
row 58: (k1,p1)2x, p5, k8, p7, k8, p2, k7, p2, (p1,k1)2x
row 60: (k1,p1)2x, p7, k5, p9, k5, p4, k7, p2, (p1,k1)2x

row 62: (k1,p1)2x, p31, k2, p1, k2, p3, (p1,k1)2x
row 64: (k1,p1)2x, p39, (p1,k1)2x
row 66: (k1,p1)2x, p39, (p1,k1)2x
row 68: (k1,p1) to last stitch, k1 Repeat for 4 more rows
next row: bo in pattern

Weave in ends.

Hope everyone is well. I can't wait to see your cloths!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Sick Days..

I'm not giving up... Both my husband and I caught what the kids had.. but ten times worse. Hes even out of work from it. So naturally I'm now taking care of three babies and myself. My knit time has fallen to zero ... I didn't forget about the next cloth I just haven't found time for it in the day. The most I've done craft wise to keep me sane is hem some of my sons pants and sew up a pillow and pillow case for my friends daughter's doll. She wanted "purple"

Friday, January 11, 2008

On my Agenda...

Its been awile since my last post but you can imagine the holidays with two very small children. Hope everyone had a happy and healthy New Year... Were all sick over here, somethings been going around the family. At the moment I've been knitting a couple pairs of last minute socks to gift to family we haven't visited yet. Although it still counts as Christmas knitting I think I'm done with the excessive family knits for awhile.

Sometime next week I'll be putting up another cloth that I designed for a very dear friend. Its a Valentine inspired design. Ive got as far as making the graph, I just have to knit it up for her. I wasn't going to make one for awhile but shes made me promise to share it with all of you. She wants me to make one every month.. If I have time maybe I'll share a few more ;)

Lets have a lil KAL with this one. I'll try to have it up by the 14th so we can all have a month to finish.