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Summer Textured Washcloth

imageLike many places, it’s been hot in Rome for weeks, and my knitting has been slow. Watermelon for dinner? Sure! Too hot to cook. Today is Ferragosta, the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, and it is deserted out there. Most of our neighbours not already on holidays must have gone to the beach, the piazza is empty and there is just a dogwalker passing now and then. I did finish this summer washcloth, in a yarn new to me (Sirdar Summer Stripes). It reminded me of the beach every sweaty morning knitting this on the bus.

imageProject 17 (2015): Summer Textured Washcloth
Pattern: Textured Washcloth, PDF from Creative Knitting magazine
Yarn: Sirdar Summer Stripes (60% cotton, 40% acrylic), 50gr = 158 metres.
Yarn purchased: online in UK
Colour: 0309, sand-beige-green-blue
Difficulty for me: easy
Needles: circular needles size 4 mm.
Stitches: 54
Knitted where: mostly on morning bus commute, Rome
Final size: 26×26 cm
Final weight: 32 grammes

…and I finished this on holidays! Isola del Giglio, wonderful island trip off Tuscan coast. I am not sure who this washcloth will be for, but I am knitting a twin for it in another pattern, we’ll see.

Isola del Giglio


Happy holidays to all still enjoying those!



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