p7035325sm.jpg I told you I was in a dishcloth-knitting mood these days. Saturday evening, while hanging out and chatting with some friends, I cranked out this Mason-Dixon Dishcloth (from Mason-Dixon Knitting, natch). This was the first time I’d tried this pattern–which is knit in the round from the outside in–and I found it to be a lot of fun. As long as I had a row counter, I was able to keep track of my knitting and participate in the conversation pretty easily without getting lost in either. For some reason, the bobbles at the points ended up on the wrong side of the fabric. I’m not sure how that happened–I followed the pattern carefully, and the errata don’t say anything about the bobbles. This was the first time I’d ever knit bobbles, too, so experience isn’t there to help me figure it out.

p7035326sm.jpgBetween Sunday and Monday I cranked out this one-of-a-kind number. It’s based on the “Waterfall” stitch pattern in 365 Knitting Stitches a Year. My friend Katie has been using the stitches in this book as inspiration for her own dishcloth-knitting lately, and she lent me her copy for inspiration. I really want to like this stitch pattern, but I don’t think it’s idea for a washcloth–the result is too loose.

p7035327sm.jpgInspired by my friend Gina, who recently completed an Unbearable Cute Baby Kimono (Mason-Dixon, y’all) for her niece who’s due in mid-August, I decided to whip up one of these myself. Since I had one ball of blue yarn and one ball of green yarn on hand–and I felt like playing with color a bit here–I strayed from the monochromatic scheme of the original pattern and used one color on the front and one on the back. I like the result, though I was surprised at how slowly this thing worked up. It’s knit in garter stitch in one piece, so I thought it would go a lot faster.

3 Responses to “More dishcloth cotton than you can shake a stick at”

  1. Katie Jon 03 Jul 2007 at 7:15 pm

    Wow, you are really cranking them out!

  2. Ginaon 10 Jul 2007 at 12:24 pm

    Yeah I know, it WAS a lot slower than I thought! But yours looks awesome!


  3. Maggion 15 Jul 2007 at 5:36 pm

    some blue dishcloths would look nice in the new house ……