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« on: July 11, 2007 03:18:34 AM »

I did this for Crochet, too ... http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=182441.msg1898601#msg1898601

I'm thinking of calling this "The Great Knit Washcloth-along of '07".  What do all y'all think?

Okay, your goals:

*Knit at least one of each pattern (patterns of -your choice-)

*To learn new stitches/techniques.

*To make at least 50

*Make them before '08

The Xs mark what I've made... the smaller x marks what I've tried to made and failed and way try again, or made little swatchy versions of.  Do let me know if you find repeats or similar patterns?

(X)round petal cloth
http://www.jimsyldesign.com/~dishbout/kpatterns/petal.html  (was FUN to knit, came out neato looking!)

4 corners
http://1870pearl.typepad.com/my_weblog/2007/01/pocket_knitting.html

(x)feather and fan http://www.jimsyldesign.com/~dishbout/kpatterns/feather.html (mine came out gross looking)

(X)open star http://www.jimsyldesign.com/~dishbout/kpatterns/ostar.html (made a lot of booboos, stopped early)

horseshoe pattern http://www.jimsyldesign.com/~dishbout/kpatterns/hshoe.html

double diamond http://www.jimsyldesign.com/~dishbout/kpatterns/dbldmnd.html

chevron http://www.jimsyldesign.com/~dishbout/kpatterns/chevron.html

garter stitch lace http://www.jimsyldesign.com/~dishbout/kpatterns/grlace.html

(x)garterlac http://criminyjickets.blogspot.com/2006/07/garterlac-dishcloth.html

(X)darrell waltrip http://www.knittingknonsense.com/DW_cloth.html

lacy round http://www.knittingknonsense.com/lacyround.html

(X)grandmother's favorite dishcloth http://www.jimsyldesign.com/~dishbout/kpatterns/grfavorite.html

doily style cloth http://www.jimsyldesign.com/~dishbout/kpatterns/doilycloth.html

short row rectangular http://www.jimsyldesign.com/~dishbout/kpatterns/shortrowrec.html

weatfields http://www.jimsyldesign.com/~dishbout/kpatterns/wheatfield.html

bamboo http://www.jimsyldesign.com/~dishbout/kpatterns/bamboo.html

flying geese http://www.jimsyldesign.com/~dishbout/kpatterns/flyinggeese.html

dish cloth http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/kkc-dishCloths.html

duo sided http://knittingheavenonearth.blogspot.com/2007/02/duo-sided-spa-cloths.html

bobble http://www.jimsyldesign.com/~dishbout/kpatterns/bobble.html

lace zig zag  http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/clothzig.htm

reversed octagonal facecloth http://webhome.idirect.com/~quanah/patface1.html

simple eyelets http://www.geocities.com/love2knit_dishcloths/Dishcloth020

twist to the left, twist to the right http://smariek.blogspot.com/2006/08/twist-to-left-twist-to-right.html

waffle cloth http://www.groovy-mom.com/crafty/patterns/wafflecloth.shtml

waffle stitch cloth http://www.royea.net/waffle.html

ballband http://www.elmore-pisgah.com/Ballband%20Dishcloth.htm

eyelets on the diagonal http://www.knitaddicted.com/html/25.html

(X) dishcloth http://www.knitlist.com/98gift/mimsdishcloth.htm (this one comes out VERY soft!)

star cloth http://www.knitlist.com/98gift/lacystarcloth.htm

sharon's eyelet  facecloth http://www.knitlist.com/98gift/sharonseyeletfacecloth.htm

yvonne's double flower cloth http://www.knitlist.com/98gift/doublecloth.htm

king charle's brocade  http://www.knitlist.com/99gift/king-charles-cloth.htm

smocked cloth http://www.jimsyldesign.com/~dishbout/kpatterns/smocked.html

ostrich plume http://www.jimsyldesign.com/~dishbout/kpatterns/ostplume.html

tiny cables http://www.jimsyldesign.com/~dishbout/kpatterns/tnycable.html

double lattice http://smariek.blogspot.com/2007/06/double-lattice-cloth.html

dayflower http://smariek.blogspot.com/2007/01/dayflower-cloth.html

heart lace  http://smariek.blogspot.com/2007/01/heart-lace-cloth.html

vine lace http://smariek.blogspot.com/2006/10/vine-lace-cloth.html

twin leaf lace http://smariek.blogspot.com/2006/11/twin-leaf-lace-cloth.html

parallelagrams http://smariek.blogspot.com/2007/01/parallelograms-left-slanting.html

diamonds http://smariek.blogspot.com/2007/01/diamonds.html

travelling vines http://smariek.blogspot.com/2006/11/travelling-vine-cloth.html

intertwined http://smariek.blogspot.com/2006/09/intertwined-dishcloth.html

fountain lace http://smariek.blogspot.com/2006/09/fountain-lace.html

diamond lace http://smariek.blogspot.com/2006/10/diamond-lace-cloth.html

lacy mock cable http://www.jimsyldesign.com/~dishbout/kpatterns/lacymockcable.html

oblong textures http://www.geocities.com/love2knit_dishcloths/Dishcloth007

scallop http://www.geocities.com/love2knit_dishcloths/Dishcloth009

little shells http://www.geocities.com/love2knit_dishcloths/Dishcloth019

log cabin http://www.geocities.com/blossomknitwear/logcabindishcloth.html

************* EVEN MORE!*****************

16 different animals http://www.knittingknonsense.com/animals.html

LOVE cloth http://www.knittingknonsense.com/LOVEcloth.html

coffee cup http://knittingmemories.blogspot.com/2006/08/my-coffee-cup-cloth-just-to-keep-you.html

British isle http://knittingheavenonearth.blogspot.com/2007/02/british-isles-cloth.html

bunny http://dishclothcorner.blogspot.com/2006/05/bunny-dishcloth.html

kate the cat http://www.knittingknonsense.com/catcloth.html

m & m http://knittingmemories.blogspot.com/2006/08/m-m-cloth-lssk-cloth-kal-82006.html

music notes http://www.knittingknonsense.com/musicnotes.html

dishcloth duo http://tankhouse.knitability.com/freepatterns/DishClothDuo.pdf

striped dishcloth http://knitsybitsyspider.googlepages.com/the%26quot%3Bi%26%2339%3Bmnotsocrazyaboutthisdiscl

chinese waves
http://www.maggiesrags.com/dishcloth.pdf

(x)grrr
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer07/PATTgrrr.html

entra-fake
http://www.technicalillustrator.net/FreePatterns.html

butterfly stitch http://www.geocities.com/tricia_page/ButterflyStitch_dishcloth.html

berry stitch
http://www.geocities.com/tricia_page/berry.html

valentine's heart cloth
http://www.geocities.com/tricia_page/valentine.html

back to school
http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall06/PATTbacktoschool.html

(X) feel soo good
http://www.knitaddicted.com/html/111.html (this one comes out looking like a shell, cute but I CO 50 and it was TINY)

scrubber
http://www.knitaddicted.com/html/52.html
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2007 07:16:29 AM »

Wow, you really did a lot of work compiling all of those dishcloth patterns.  For that reason alone I'm going to make an effort to join you and make some.  Besides, who can't use a few more dishcloths?  Here are some more patterns to add to your list.

http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/dishcloths.php
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misswendiki
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2007 07:47:51 AM »

Wow, great list, WitchCatXeen! I'll have to join. My "plan" is to start stockpiling dishcloths for Christmas gifts. Yeah, I do realize it is July.
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2007 08:17:12 AM »

wow you really took a lot of time and effort into making that list!  i LOVE making dishcloths and usually always have one on the needles as a side project.  i'll join you for sure!  i'm working on the yarn over cable cloth on page 4 of the dishcloth boutique.  i've already made 2 and i love how they knit up.  they're also quite dense so you don't have to worry about much stretching Smiley

yay!  dishcloths!
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subliminalpolka
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2007 11:36:06 AM »

I have never knitted a dishcloth before, but - clearly - am long overdue for one.  You are an absolute rockstar for compiling this list...thanks!

Any one-size-fits-all yarn recommendation?
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2007 12:54:48 PM »

Oh! On a general note about dishcloths: These things ROCK! I made one for the shower and its awesome.. my roommate who works in nasty conditions said it was the only thing that could get "the stuff" off his hands.  And I used one for washing silverware and it was -very- nice.  Also I hear they make good cloths for washing cars.

Margarita, Knitting Pattern Central is where I got many of my patterns Smiley  I chose my favorites... I don't think I picked any of the motif ones because they don't seem to come across that great to me.

Misswendiki, I'm glad you're gonig to join me.  A word a warning though, once you find out how nice a hand knit dishcloth is, you might have a hard time keeping them in your actual stock Smiley

cherry blossom, yay! You feel my joy Smiley

Subliminalpolka, I've bought two cones so far of Peaches n Cream cotton yarn at Wal-mart.  And I've been using size 7 circs.  Its really nice yarn, I prefer it over Lion brand's cotton.  There's probably better out there, but this stuff works Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2007 01:38:29 PM »

i've used the peaches n' cream and the sugar n' cream and they're both good for general dishcloth and cleaning cloth purposes.  i've made quite a few for my mom (her mother in law was the one who tipped her off on them and knit her quite a few, but after she passed away and they started to fray i've become the official dishcloth knitter in the family...)

for washcloth purposes (face, body, gentle cleaning) i would recommend a slightly softer cotton yarn.  (meaning you'll have to spend a little more, but sooooo worth it...)  my face cloth is made from rowan all seasons cotton and i use it every day.  i love how soft the cotton is on my face.  lion brand's cotton ease is also quite a bit softer than the cheap dishcloth cotton, and you could make two out of one skein (i think...)

hehe sorry for the article.  i just find these are soo satisfying and very useful to have around Smiley   

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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2007 01:55:19 PM »

Cherry, I'll be sure to pick some up if I ever see it.  Everything I get has to be readily available, so I miss out a lot :-/  Thanks for the recommendation Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2007 03:07:54 PM »

Thanks for the list! I have one of the standard increase then decrease, knit on the bias dishclothes on my needles right now (for when I get mad at the sweater I'm knitting). I'll have to try out some of these.

I usually use sugar 'n cream, but for a 'nicer' cotton yarn that's still cheap, I've used Bernat cotton tots. It knits up so soft! Plus I have tons laying around from baby blankets.
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betty bat
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2007 05:34:37 PM »

Wow!  I might not make a wash cloth - I may jump directly to the knitted Swiffer replacement pad that has been discussed somewhere else.  Your list would be a great way to figure out which pattern would be a good mop!
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