Finally! Cooler weather! We just had a rainstorm, a welcome change. People are back from holidays, schools are starting, and cooking and knitting are both more enjoyable. I have various projects in my knitting basket, but sometimes I just feel like knitting something easy, like these Garbaklut washcloths. Good for holiday knitting where you need to be sociable (and drink wine) and chat without much stitch counting.
Our neighbourhood Garbatella this afternoon, with rainstorm approaching.
Project 19 (2015): Magenta Garbaklut washcloths
Pattern: See below, Garbaklut.
Yarn: Drops Paris (100% cotton), 50gr = 75 metres.
Yarn purchased: online in Italy
Colour: magenta, 117
Difficulty for me: easy
Needles: circular needles size 4 mm.
Knitted where: On holidays in Norway, August 2015
Final size: 23×20 cm
Final weight: 40-41 grammes each
I had already knitted several similar washcloths in Drops Paris, last one in grey, and I like the structure. This time I tried seed stitch for the border, and kept 44 stitches for the stitch count: three stitches for border, then the main pattern, then three stitches border again.
44 stitches overall:
ROW 1: Border knit 1, purl 1, knit 1. Then *knit 2 purl 2* repeated. Last three: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.
ROW 2 Border knit 1, purl 1, knit 1 Then *purl 2 knit 2* repeated, ending on border knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.
ROW 3 and 4: Border: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1. Then knit across. Last three: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.
Not yet blocked, but I am happy with these. While I am not sure who these will be for, there is always a dinner invitation. Knitted washcloths are a nice change from a bottle of wine or the sourdough loaves I usually bring. I am not planning Christmas gifts yet; it looks like we are moving from Rome by November, which will be a massive upheaval, and we are still not sure where we will be by then. Lots to think about and sort out, though the move should be temporary. Many lists are being written, and I am sure this will be a good new adventure. Still, some easier knitting does help my ongoing worrying – and one thing that will be in the suitcases will be yarn and needles to get me through the first months!