Saturday, May 27, 2006

Wash Clothes

Patterns: From bottom to top:
  • Chinese Waves by Margaret Radcliffe. Pattern found at the Dishcloth Boutique.
  • Broken Rib
  • Diagonal Lines
  • Basket Weave
  • Horseshoe Pattern by Linda Smith. Pattern found at the Dishcloth Boutique.
  • Triangles/Pyramids
  • Little Checkers
  • Basket Weave

Size: Approximately 8" - 10" square

Yarn: Peaches & Cream 1 ball for each wash cloth. From bottom to top:

  • Chinese Waves: I dyed this one myselfBroken Rib: Pink Lilacs #159
  • Diagonal Lines: Faded Denim #181
  • Basket Weave: Lemon Lime #186
  • Horseshoe: Winterberry #170
  • Triangles/Pyramids: Daisy Ombre #165
  • Little Checkers: Peppermint #191
  • Basket Weave: Sea Mist #201

    Needles: US 7/4.5mm

    Info: This is a great quick and easy project that gives you some instant gratification. Each cloth knitted up in a matter of hours. These are a great way to try out new stitch patterns without the commitment of larger projects.
Chinese Waves.
The left is the right side of the cloth, the right is the wrong side. They both look good to me.

Horseshoe Pattern

Little Checkers

Diagonal Lines

Tuesday, May 23, 2006


Pattern: I based this on the Mia Shrug. Stitch pattern is the Quill Eyelet from Nicky Epstein's Knitting on the Edge

Yarn: Lana Grossa Bingo (100% Virgin Wool, 50g, 80m) color #87, 3 skeins
Size: Small

Needles: US 9/5.5 mm
gauge: 16 sts & 20 rows = 4"

Info: I used the basic template from the Mia Shrug and adapted them for the stitch pattern I chose and added 3x3 ribbing at the bottom of the arms. This turned out to be a very quick knit.

Photos by Michelle. Modeled by Danielle (Michelle's Sister)

Monday, May 01, 2006


Pattern: Pomatomus by Cookie A. for Knitty.

Yarn: Lang Yarns JaWoll Sport Superwash (75% new wool, 18% nylon, 7% acrylic; 45g/135m +5g of reinforcement) color 53, 2 skeins but you would definitely need more as I fudged it a lot.

Needles: US 1/2.25mm double pointed needles set of 5.

Info: I adjusted the pattern to only one repeat over the ankle/leg portion of the sock because I was afraid of running out of yarn. I did run out of yarn and I ended up using the reinforcement yarn that came with the skein. But that was only for the toe portion of one of the socks. I wear a US size 9 (10 running shoes) so if you have a smaller foot you might get away with it.
This was the first time I used the Twisted German Cast On for these socks. The best cast on that I have tried for socks so far.
It took a while for me to get into the groove of the pattern, but once I did it was pretty smooth sailing and needed to look at the actual chart very little.