The 52-weeks of dishcloths is been a fun challenge for me. I hunted for the perfect stitch pattern to use in creating something different and fun. I’ve always thought that a dishcloth should have some texture for scrubbing; well I achieved that with the pleated stripes in the Triple Chocolate Dishcloth pattern.
Spring is HERE! Finally! The change in weather means I’ve been reaching for bright, cheery yarns. I’ve had a skein each of Cotlin Flamingo and Conch on my desk since we started this series of dishcloth patterns and I succumbed to their siren call for Peach Margot Dishcloth pattern. I LOVE how chipper they are together, especially in the Catherine Wheel stitch (one of my all time traditional favorites). This dishcloth reminds me of photos I’ve seen of flamingos in flight, all wings and necks.
This week’s design for our 52 Weeks of Dishcloths is the Neutral Stripes Dishcloth. I was going through my collection of dishcloths at home, and I realized that I tend to first pick a color palette and then do a number of variations using the same colors so that I have a matched set. I already have a ton of bright-bright-bright dishcloths for my kitchen, so for this pattern I wanted something that could alternatively be used as a spa or face cloth in the bathroom.
Here at Knit Picks we’ve been challenged to design dishcloths for the 52 weeks of dishcloths - fun free patterns in a wonderful collection. This week it was my turn. I’ve always leaned toward texture, and this time was no different! It’s a combination of simple stitches that creates wonderful texture and delicious color.
Spring looks like it’s here, but the weather still isn’t convinced. T-shirts are still relegated to storage and my sweater collection is in full rotation, I’ve even been double layering sweaters outside to do yard work. Cold days also means a cold house where hand washed things take a whole week to air dry (if I’m lucky) so I found myself contemplating a range of cheap polar fleece jackets to wear while I dig up bushes and mix compost into my soon-to-be dye garden in the back yard. I didn’t see anything I liked, but I did see a bag of Brava Worsted in Peacock that looked pretty enticing so I gave in to my knitting needles and decided to cast on the Worsted Crewneck from Worsted Basics pattern collection.
I’ve struck again! This time I used the luxurious Aloft to make a quick and easy headband pattern for a vintage-esque accessory. Introducing the Rhoda Headband!
I’m so happy to finally share my first contribution to our 52 Weeks of Dishcloths Knitalong – the Wavy Chevrons Dishcloth! My general rules for dishcloths are that the pattern has to work up quickly and be easy to memorize. And this simple crocheted chevron pattern fits the bill perfectly.
A new week, and a new dishcloth for our 52 Weeks of Dishcloths extravaganza! This is my first contribution: Bee’s Knees.
Happy New Year!
How many of you knit or crochet dishcloths? We know they are pretty popular – all of us here make our own dishcloths all the time, usually practicing a fun new stitch or technique. And I find that all of my handmade dishcloths last work so much better than ones found in stores.
So with that in mind, for 2014 we thought we’d have a fun little Dishcloth-along! Every week, we will be posting a brand new dishcloth pattern – for free! Each pattern is written by the Knit Picks staff and at the end of the year, we have something special planned for them. (it’s a secret for now, but I think you’ll enjoy it!)
So first up is the dishcloth pattern I make all the time for myself – Orbital.