Category Archives: 52 weeks of dishcloths

Clockwise from top: "Phyllis & Marian" (p. 18), "Zick Zack" (p. 20), "Nana's Favorite Dishcloth" (free on Ravelry.com)
A Beginner’s Knitting Journey

aka: Learning to knit something besides scarves. As the newest member of the Knit Picks team, I have a lot to learn! I am fairly new to knitting... although I've known how to knit for years, until I came to work at Knit Picks I hadn't made anything more complicated than a garter-stitch scarf. In less than a week of employment I was drooling over yarn and planning out what to create next. It was obvious I was going to need to learn to knit on a more sophisticated level. Fortunately I am surrounded by talented knitters who have been so very patiently helping me! Let me share a bit of my beginning knitter's journey, aka: learning to knit something besides scarves.

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The Queen Jane Blanket
Dishcloth Remix: The Queen Jane Blanket

suspect the reason I love making blankets so much is that they are basically grown up dishcloths. You get the ease of a dishcloth pattern (think: no shaping!) but the pizazz the size of a blanket affords. This lovely lace pattern is the free Jazz Age dishcloth from our 52 Weeks of Dishcloths: A Kitchen Spectacular. I named it Queen Jane in honor of my little niece who was born just this week. Her adorable siblings held a coronation to install her as High Queen of the Home. Once the bitty Queen is big enough, she'll claim this blanket as her rightful own!

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Free Dishcloth Pattern – Glacial Spa Cloth

It's the time of the year most of us forget to take care of ourselves - too busy rushing to & from holiday parties, family dinners, shopping malls and everywhere in between. So we think you should take a few minutes, whip out your crochet hooks and Shine Sport and crochet this little spa cloth to sooth your harried soul. Check out our newest free pattern - Glacial Spa Cloth by Beth Major!

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Free Dishcloth Pattern: Tree Hunting

This week's free dishcloth pattern is very timely - I was just noticing last weekend all the folks going out to get their Christmas trees! Check out the adorable Tree Hunting Dishcloth by Chelsea Berkompas!

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Free Facecloth Pattern – Topaz

Knitted (or crocheted) facecloths are my favorite to use - soft (especially when you use yarns like CotLin or Shine) and really feels great on my sensitive skin. I think this week's free pattern will be another to add to my rotating list of cloths - check out Topaz by the wonderful Joyce Fassbender.

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