After knitting the pink personalized washcloth, I thought I would try again for another Christmas present (the soft kind, striking fear into young relatives who really, really want the My Little Pony Princess Celestia and other sparkly pink tat…..) Going down a needle size might help, and I tried a different stitch combination this time. I counted out a frame, letters, and hoped for the best.
Project 7 (2014): Lime green knitted dishcloth
Yarn: Sandnes Mandarin naturell (100% cotton), 50 grammes = 130 metres
Yarn purchased at: Tromsø, Norway, March 2014
Colour: 8514, a bright lime green
Difficulty for me: medium, I thought…. I made mistakes.
Needles: circular needles size 3 mm; the yarn has 2.5-3.5 recommended.
Knitted where: on bus and at home in Rome, November 2014
Final size: About 27-28 wide (it varied….) and 32 cm long, before blocking.
Final weight: 42 grammes
I counted out a central block of 30 stitches: 18 for the letters, 6 for the plain knitting either side. The borders on the sides are 14 wide either side: 6 stitches garter (rillestrikk), 4 knitted stitches, 4 stitches garter. I had seen a similar border in the book “Kluter” and that was a great starting point.
This is after the first letter (T). This letter was 18 stitches tall, 8 wide. I felt better about the contrast and visibility so far, and continued, sketching out letters on paper as I went along. I added a hempe (buttonhole? the gap for hanging this up) and was happy about this.
Not yet blocked, but this was fun. With a frame I like, I can play with different patterns and see how it goes. With every dishcloth and washcloth knitted I am definitely learning more, and there are so many interesting techniques to try! Knitted dishcloths are excellent for experimenting.