knitting · strikking

Pink birthday washcloth set

pink Kitchen Cotton Dishcloth

Knitted last year, but never posted: a pink washcloth set, knit as a birthday present. I never know if people actually enjoy getting knitted things as gifts: at least a washcloth is more likely to be used than the neck warmers I made, which my sister wore as a headband. Maybe an explanation would help. Or maybe they were slightly scratchy, and better off as a headband? Less room for confusion with washcloths, for sure!

Project 3 (2017): Kitchen Cotton Dishcloth
Pattern: Kitchen Cotton Dishcloth
Yarn: Drops Paris, 100% cotton 50gr = 75 metres.
Yarn purchased: online in Italy
Colours: pink 114 and dark pink (Drops Loves You 5 dark pink 127)
Difficulty for me: easy, I thought – until I miscounted…….
Needles: circular needles size 4 mm
Stitches: 46
Knitted where: Accra
Final size: 25x22cm
Final weight:

25-4=21, -4=15cm (should be 17 to be square, is 23 cm )
Row 1-6: 6 rows pink, row 7-8 dark pink 2r = 4cm // 15cm // 4cm, ending with pattern Row 2.

Should have been: 
Rows 1 and 2: Knit across all stitches.
 Rows 3 and 4: K 2, *K 1, P 1, repeat from * across to last 2 stitches, K 2. Repeat Rows 1 – 4 for pattern until piece measures approximately 9″ ending with pattern Row 2. 
Bind off all stitches in Knit.
 Weave in loose ends.

I started on the wrong row and so had to correct along the way. From my notes, what this actually was:
Row 1: PINK knit all
.
Row 2: PINK K 2, *K 1, P 1, repeat from * across to last 2 stitches, K 2.
Row 3: PINK knit all
Row 4: PINK K 2, *K 1, P 1, repeat from * across to last 2 stitches, K 2.
Row 5: PINK K 2, *K 1, P 1, repeat from * across to last 2 stitches, K 2.
Row 6: PINK purl all
Row 7: DARK PINK knit all
Row 8: DARK PINK K 2, *K 1, P 1, repeat from * across to last 2 stitches, K 2.
Row 9: PINK knit all

Repeat Rows 1 – 4 for pattern until piece measures approximately 9″ ending with pattern Row 2. 
Bind off all stitches in Knit.
 Weave in loose ends.

I did like this pattern, even though I knitted it wrong! And it looks nothing like it should!

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Accra on AU Day 25 May: eerily quiet, as it was a public holiday. You can see the plastic water sachets littering the sidewalk, that is how many get drinking water on the go.

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