Summer holiday knitting continued: after the island, we had a couple very sweaty days in Rome. Too hot to do much but slump under a fan after washing bags of holiday clothes, sheets and towels, emptying our bag after bag in the bathtub to shake the sand out. Maybe a coffee and cornetto in the neighbourhood early in the morning, before windows and shutters came down against the blistering August heat. Then a stroll to the supermarket to get some watermelon and chinotto, before retreating to a shady room with a fan and knitting.
Project 5 (2018): A simple summer washcloth, #2 of 4
Pattern: Garnstikka: 4 kluter med variasjoner over rett og vrang
Yarn: Sirdar Summer Stripes 60% cotton, 40 % acrylic 50gr = 158 metres
Colour: 308 Safari: green purple sand
Yarn purchased: online in UK
Difficulty for me: easy
Needles: circular needles size 3.5 mm
Knitted where: on holidays in Rome
Final size: 23 wide x 20 high
Final weight: 26 gr each
This pattern is also from Garnstikka, a Norwegian knitter, who kindly collected four simple washcloths in variations of knit and purl on one place. I am knitting all four, to make some sets for housewarming presents. Ravelry link here.
Translated from Garnstikka: 4 kluter med variasjoner over rett og vrang Cast on 57 stitches. Row 1: *knit 2, purl 1*, repeat. Repeat this on all rows.
I cast off too loosely at the end, my fault entirely. Not blocked yet. I do like the size though, 23×20 cm: nice size for a small washcloth or dishcloth. I’ve been trying various sizes, and knitted some in the same yarn Sirdar Summer Stripes earlier. Those are 30×26 cm or so, a little large for my preference.