One of the things (of the many) that really motivated me to finally learn to knit was this particular dishcloth pattern called Grandmother’s Favorite. We received one of these for our wedding, hand knit by a friend, and it was my favorite! That was until it was sliced with a knife and had to be tossed out (I won’t name any names, but it was tragic).
So naturally, this was the first dishcloth I wanted to make after I learned some knitting skills. Well, I think I was a little too ambitious because I have not been able to stop making this pattern. I just love it!
This picture doesn’t include the two that I sent to Dustin (which by the way, he promptly gave away to the new neighbors so now I need to make more for our kitchen!) That means I have made 7 of this pattern, with one more currently on the needles, in just over 2 weeks. I’m not a super fast knitter so one of these takes me about two hours to complete.
I have figured out that I can get two washcloths from one skein of sugar and creme cotton yarn. So, I have been making one of the grandmothers favorite and one of a different pattern…you know, just to mix it up a little.
The basket-weave dishcloth has also been fun to knit. I followed a pattern that my friend Jen wrote up for me, but here is one online that is similar. And I learned how to do a seed stitch from this pattern which is a bonus!
The other pattern that I have been making is a slip stitch pattern called Darrell Waltrip. I can’t seem to get this pattern to load online, so if you are interested, let me know and I’ll email it to you.
Since my craft stuff is still packed in boxes and waiting to be moved to North Carolina, I have been feeding my craft hunger with dishcloths and I’m loving it. Of course, I can’t wait to have my craft room put back together and start sewing and scrapbooking again. Hopefully that will be soon.