Sunday, December 31, 2006

Come in, come out of the rain

And that should be the last Simple Minds reference for a while but I couldn't resist with lovely wet stuff falling from the sky here in drought-ridden Canberra and more is forecast.

Little Waves Wash Cloth
Yarn: 1 x 50g ball 8ply cotton (dk, light worsted, ) This pattern is a heavy feeder, you will need the whole ball.

Needles: 1 pr 3.75mm (Imperial 9, US 5)

Notions: 1 darning needle for the endy bits.

Tension
: Tension is not that important.

Time Investment:
About 3 hours.

Finished size
: About 20cm x 20cm (8" x 8")

Instructions:
Cast on 53 Stitches

Knit 6 rows

Begin Lacy Waves pattern:
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: k3, p to last to last 3 stitches, k3
Row 3: k3, *yrn, p1, p3tog, p1, yon, k2; rep from * to last stitch, k1
Row 4: k3, p to last to last 3 stitches, k3

Work rows 1-4, 13 more times (14 pattern repeats)

Knit 6 rows.

Cast off.

Darn in ends and give it a bit of a tug to square it up.

Things you might like to know about how I knit this pattern:

  • I use a cable cast on, you can use whatever method you prefer.
  • I slip the first stitch of each row knit-wise because I like the little bump on the edge. If you like a smooth, chain edge, slip the first stitch of each row purl-wise.
  • To avoid the little loop that sometimes forms on the last stitch of the cast off, knit into the stitch below and voila!, no loop.

2 comments:

Jude said...

Oooh I love it :) you've changed the furniture around and there are PATTERNS!

Love it!

I actually picked up my knitting last night for the first time in months - utter bliss. Am hoping to *finally* finish the first sock today. Let's not even talk about the second sock!

Jejune said...

Like the new look, Taph, and the dishcloth pattern is gorgeous - must give this one a try.

Happy Happy New Year! Isn't the rain wonderful?!