Category Archives: 52 weeks of dishcloths

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Dishcloth Remix: Yellow Brick Road Rug

To celebrate the release of our 2014 dishcloth collection 52 Weeks of Dishcloths: A Knit Picks Kitchen Spectacular, we're taking some favorite dishcloth patterns of 2014 and re-purposing them into objects you'll love to own. Our Dishcloth Remix blog series offers you "pithy directions" (as Elizabeth Zimmerman would say) to help you make fun and whimsical objects out of the stitch patterns in this amazing book. Last week, we featured Stacey's Orbital Dishcloth, which became a trivet and coaster set. This week, my very own Emerald City Dishcloth was up-sized to make a Yellow Brick Road Rug, an adorable accent to any room in your home.

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Dishcloth Remix: Orbiting and Coasting

So many of you were fans of the last year's free weekly dishcloth series that we've published a book of the all the patterns compiled, plus 8 brand new ones! To celebrate the release of 52 Weeks of Dishcloths: A Knit Picks Kitchen Spectacular, we're featuring a new series on the blog called "Dishcloth Remix", where we find alternate uses for these great patterns. We've switched up the scale or the fiber, and knit up these patterns into fun objects to enhance your life or bring a smile to your face. We'll offer "pithy directions" (as Elizabeth Zimmerman would say), and hope you'll follow along. The patterns are free on our site, of course, but the book, at its very essence, is an amazing compilation of stitch patterns that can be used for so many things. The possibilities are, truly, endless! Let's start out with something simple that makes a big impact, shall we?

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Golden Lattice Free Dishcloth Pattern

We're nearing the end of our installment of free dishcloths and I'm pleased to present the Golden Lattice Dishcloth, guaranteed to perk up your kitchen in the super bright Canary yellow CotLin! This is a quick project with tidy rows of triangle-shaped eyelets. Written instructions accompany a chart to make this pattern super accessible and the border consists of simple half double crochets for extra sturdiness. See the rest of the dishcloths in our 52 Weeks of Dishcloths here!

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Follow the Yellow Brick Road

I've only worked at Knit Picks long enough to design a few dishcloths, but it's been a fun way not only to try new stitches, but to think of a story that goes along with each design. The story of Dorothy, known to almost everyone, was a great inspiration.

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Free Dishcloth Pattern: Woven Lines

I'm particularly excited about the free dishcloth pattern this week!  I was thinking about a scarf pattern I did several years ago, a two color striped scarf where each color was 1 row - to achieve this, you slid the project back & forth on circular needles to pick up the working yarn. I started playing around with some Dishie one day, trying to recreate it (I can't find the pattern anywhere, though this one is similar), playing with different stitch patterns, and I really loved how it looked in seed stitch.  So here's the Woven Lines Dishcloth!

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Misty Rose Dishcloth

Misty Rose is a fanciful version of a crocheted dishcloth to decorate your kitchen with as well as having a purpose. Pick two colors and create a blossom of your own.  The Misty Rose dishcloth was a fun project to design and crochet.  I have always loved the pink and grey combination, and the Dishie colors were perfect.  In this project I decided that the grey would be my pop of color. The soft ruffles gives it a feminine and a little dressy look.

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Some Pig Dishcloth

I had so much fun making Bear With Me that I knew I had to come up with another animal dishcloth. After some sketching and experimentation, I settled on an adorable pig.

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Custard Pie Dishcloth

I adore patterns that gives the illusion of complexity, but are actually astoundingly simple. This easy shell stitch center creates a delectable, textured effect, snugly framed by a chunky border. Download the free pattern now » P.S. I must always be hungry when I make my dishcloths, because I just realized I name many of them after foods. Case in point:

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Mrs. Merryweather Dishcloth

Wonderfully sturdy and reliable, the knit Mrs. Merryweather Dishcloth will work until the job is done, the tea is poured and the tea cakes are out of the oven! The two-tone effect of the two yarn colors creates a subtle depth to this stitch on both right and wrong sides. The right side features a smooth fabric, perfect for polishing while the wrongs side has rows of shimmering pearl bumps to give you extra scrubbing power. This woven linen stitch might be time consuming but that makes it all the better for an evening in front of the telly with your favorite program!

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Paige Family Dishcloth Pattern

Growing up, both my mom & my grandma were always knitting and crocheting - they had learned both so they didn't feel any need to keep projects to one or the other.  When I first got interested in yarn crafts, my mom showed me how to make the dishcloths she and my grandmother always made.  Of course I tried it and even though my newbie misshapen pieces were not works of art, I enjoyed making them and used them for years.  So I thought I'd share the pattern with everyone doing the 52 Weeks of Dishcloths!

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