One of my resolutions for the New Year is to get some
practical household items made...dishcloths,
swiffer socks, bath mitts, washcloths...maybe
even a tea cosy if I get that far.
My goal is one item a week,
though that may be wishful thinking...we'll
see how it goes.
Some of my dishcloths are looking a bit ratty,
so I started there.
I've never knit a ripple pattern, so in the
interest of learning something new
I dug out my copy of
The Complete Book of Knitting First edition by Abbey, Barbara published by The Viking Press Hardcover
and came up with this,
the baby fan dishcloth...
If you would like to make one,
my instructions are below.
My disclaimer::my notes are not
always the greatest,
so if you notice any errors,
please let me know ~ thanks!!
Baby Fan Dishcloth
Approximately 7.5 inches x 8 inches
Worsted weight cotton yarn
US #7/4.5 mm straight needles ~ or size to obtain gauge
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Not critical—my gauge was about 4.5 sts per inch
This pattern is a tiny version of the Feather and Fan stitch. So many stripe possibilities and a great way to use up small amounts of cotton yarn; or go ahead and make it in a solid color if you don’t want to have to weave in all those ends—either way you will end up with a very pretty dishcloth that is simple to make.
With US 7 needles, cast on 35 stitches.
Follow this stitch pattern:
Row 1 (RS): Knit 1, knit 2 tog twice; *(yo, knit 1) 3 times, yo, (knit 2 tog) 4 times—repeat from * twice; (yo, knit 1) 3 times, yo, (knit 2 tog) 2 times, knit 1.
Row 2 (WS): Knit all stitches.
Row 3 (RS): Knit all stitches.
Row 4 (WS): Purl all stitches.
Starting with Row 1, work these 4 rows 13 times, or as many times as desired.
Bind off and weave in loose ends.
Thank you so much,