Sunday, December 17, 2006

Someone, somewhere in summer time...

Chevron Lace Wash Cloth

Yarn: 1 x 50g ball 8ply cotton (you will not need a whole ball - somewhere between 25g and 35g depending on the brand) .

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

Notions: 1 darning needle for the endy bits.

Tension: Only if you've left it until the last minute. No, really, tension is not that important.This wash cloth will take about 3 hours to knit.

Finished size: About 22cm x 22cm (8.5" x 8.5")

Instructions:
Cast on 48 stitches.

Knit 6 rows.

Begin chevron lace pattern
Row 1: K4, *K2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k2, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, K2
Row 2: K3, P to last 3 stitches, K3
Row 3: K3, *K2tog, yo, k3, yo, sl1, k1, psso, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, K3
Row 4: K3, P to last 3 stitches, K3

Repeat these 4 rows until piece is about 1 pattern repeat shy of square - I did 14 pattern repeats on some and 15 on others because the cotton knitted differently.

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 knitted this pattern.

  • I used 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.
  • Sometimes I only knitted 5 rows at the end to make sure the piece was reasonably square.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey thanks Taph! Much appreciated. I'll probably knit a few of those between here and Brisbane next week!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pattern - will have to give it a whirl before too much longer. I have some cotton in my stash somewhere... near the bottom, I think? I *may* need to do a bit of tidying up of the stash soon - I think Lulu has been up to mischief in there or something....

Ginger_nut said...

Hey Taph - I have been looking forward to our relocation to canberra next march so that I can hang out with the s'n'b at starbucks. from memory the civic store is cosy with a fireplace :)

Thanks for dropping by the yarn snob :)

Sometimes Unwilling Guru said...

I was looking for a pattern to do one for my Nan,now you have shown me a lovely one to try,thank you!!!!!!!!!!!

Kate said...

I hope all continues along the good road to recovery. The wash cloths are awesome! Thinking of you both.

happyspider said...

hi Taph! I've knit 3 from Anchor Magicline cotton and if i do 14 pattern repeats i use just shy of one ball per cloth! Munches right through it, but they're so pretty it's worth it.
thanks for the pattern :)

Taphophile said...

That's a good thing to know, Spidey. The Magicline has such pretty colours and it's still a one-baller. You must have done nothing but knit these. Do you want your cotton back?

Kate said...

Take care and have a lovely Chrissy. I hope all will be home and happy. Hugs, Kate

Sheep Rustler said...

Have a lovely Christmas and spoil your puppies.

Did you get your roving back from Lulu?