Monday, October 4, 2010

Ballband Dishcloth

Finally, a dishcloth that is not knit in the Grandmother's Favorite pattern. Are you surprised? I've been wanting to make this pattern for a long time and finally got around to it. It is so simple and really fun (I think I'm beginning to enjoy knitting with two colors). I will definitely be making a few more of these, when I'm not busy working on other projects.I slipped the last two stitches to create this really nice looking edges. I actually made a slightly smaller version than what the pattern states. I followed a pattern found on Raverly (here), but if you are not on Raverly, than this is what I did.

Cast on 37 stitches with Color A (when asked to slip stitch, do so purlwise).

RS Row 1: (Color A) Knit until two stitches left, S2 with yarn in back

WS Row 2: (Color A) P until last two stitches, S2 with yarn in front


Row 3: (Color B) K6, slip 1, =K5, slip 1= continue between = across to last 6 stitches, K4, S2 with yarn in back 

Row 4: (Color B) P2, K4, YF, slip 1, YB, =K5, YF slip 1, YB=, continue between = across to last 6 stitches, K4, S2, with yarn in front


Row 5: (Color B) K2, P4, YB, slip 1, YF, =P5, YB, slip 1, YF= continue between = across to last 6 stitches, P4, S2 with yarn in back

Row 6: (Color B) Repeat Row 4


Row 7: (Color A) Knit across to last 2 stitches, S2 with yarn in back

Row 8: (Color A) Purl across to last 2 stitches, S2 with yarn in front


Row 9: (Color B) K3, Slip 1, =K5, Slip 1=, continue between = across to 3 stitches left, K1, S2 with yarn in back

Row 10: (Color B) P2, K1, YF, Slip 1, YB, =K5, YF, Slip 1, YB= continue between = across to 3 stitchs left, K1, S2 with yarn in front


Row 11: (Color B) K2, P1, YB, Slip 1, YF, =P5, YB, Slip 1, YF= Continue between = across to 3 stitches left, P1, S2 with yarn in back

Row 12: (Color B) Repeat Row 10
Repeat these twelve rows until desired length is reached finishing with rows 1 and 2.

Raverly Link
Pattern: Ballband Dishcloth
Yarn: Peaches n' Creme
Needles: Size 7

7 comments:

Crafty Christina said...

Ahh, I love this pattern! It looks like a wall of bricks to me. Beautifully done as always.

Anonymous said...

Great Dishcoloth... When your mom comes to visit please show her how to make one so she can show me when she gets back.. Thanks.. Miss you come visit Utah again soon.

CW

Anonymous said...

So sorry !!!!I guess I don't know how to spell dish cloth. Bet that you knew what I was talking about.

CW

Rebekah said...

Adorable! I really like how you did your edging. Thanks for sharing your modifications.I'm definitely going to try this on my next version.

Just ME the MOM said...

You are truly amazing - these are so darling! Who wouldn't want one of these!!

Kristin

Snuggie2U said...
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Snuggie2U said...

Trying this again: I have a similar type pattern for crochet, but it's ugly. This is really a cute one and would make a much better looking afghan.