Oct 13, 2013

Feather and Fan Dishcloth in Blues

With the colder weather, I've settled into some knitting in the evenings. I really like keeping my hands busy while watching TV or listening to movie. It makes me feel like I'm getting something done and not being a total slug. 
I saw a pattern for a dishcloth and thought it'd be fun to try something different. (Usually I do hats and scarves.) I have a bunch of yarn in my stash, so I dug around and found two balls of cotton, which is what the pattern calls for. The solid blue is an organic cotton that I got at AC Moore a long time ago. I made a couple of hats with this yarn. I like it and how it looks as a dishcloth! For this first one, I used bamboo wood needles, size US 6.  Note: the garter stitch bar toward the bottom is not a part of the pattern. It is the result of knitting while watching Homeland. And drinking wine. Yeah... Well, it turns out that I like this mistake and am wondering if I should have duplicated it in my second dishcloth?? To think I actually thought about ripping it out and starting over. (So not a perfectionist, so I didn't.)
For my second time with the Feather and Fan pattern, I used US 7 metal needles. The yarn definitely slid easier on these needles and I finished the dishcloth quicker. But, you know what? I like the first one better! The pattern is easier to see and the tighter stitches on smaller needles make it more eye-catching. You agree?
My friend who saw me knitting at ballet class said, "Are you really going to wash dishes with that?" Well, the answer is no. I imagine some glasses or silverware air-drying on these babies. Or maybe I will use them for my coffee mug. Or maybe I will just lay them out on the table and put a candle on top. I definitely can't imagine them getting dirty! What do you think? Would you use these to wash dishes? Do you prefer one over the other? I'd love to know!

[Original pattern found here. I altered the final "knit" step to a "k3, purl, k last 3" but kept the rest the same.]
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  1. Great work! They're much too pretty to use as dishcloths, though! :-)

  2. I would never had thought you could knit a dishcloth, but seems I was wrong................they are pretty

    1. Thanks Jo-Anne. I like looking at them more than using them at this point. ;)

  3. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured today! Most Viewed Link!!
    --Mandy, SugarBeeCrafts.com


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