Fulfilling Your Pattern Needs
I’ve been trying to work through my stash yarn, and my progress is not particularly impressive. I’m maybe a skein down.
I’m loving my evenstar shawl, but the start of chart 3, which I was so very excited to reach, is apparently only a quarter of the way finished. The wind in my sails got a bit less gusty upon realizing that.
My study stripe shawl is less of a triumph. It’s not really bad, it just lacks awesomeness. I don’t love the yarn, don’t love working garter stitch, and really don’t love how I did my increases. I might finish it, but more than likely, I will try it again with bulkier yarn and a better attitude.
So in a desperate need to have the satisfaction of completeing something and having it turn out right, I started making washclothes and little scrubbies. I am already at my washcloth capacity, so speak up if you want them (assuming that you actually know me).
I didn’t think the original washcloth pattern made much sense, though there are hundreds of finished projects on Ravelry, so I could be the slow kid. I re-wrote it based off what I think she meant. End result looks the same.
Grandma’s Favorite Revised Washcloth
Materials: Sugar and Cream yarn; Size 6 or 7 needles (US)
Cast on 4 stitches
Row 1: Knit 2, yarn over, knit 2
Row 2: Knit across the row
Row 3: Knit 2, yarn over, knit until 2 stitches remain, yarn over, knit the final 2 stitches.
Repeat Row 3 and 4 until you have 45 stitches on the needle.
Row 4: Knit across the row
Row 5: Knit 1, Knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit until 5 stitches remain, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit 1.
Repeat Rows 4 and 5 until you have 7 stitches on the needle.
Knit 1, Knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 3 together, knit 1
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