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Topic: Flower washcloth (or whatever you want it to be)  (Read 11050 times)
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« on: January 30, 2004 06:02:59 AM »

Hey everyone,
This pattern is from the book "Weekend Knitting".  They have a lot of great patterns in there but be warned: It is not for the faint of heart.  It isn't intended for beginners.  I consider myself to be an intermediate knitter but the intarsia on some of these patterns make my head hurt.

Anyhoo, thought this flower pattern was cute.  It says it can be used as a washcloth but I think it can be whatever the hell you want it to be (ie. coaster, potholder, etc.).


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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2004 06:10:16 AM »

that's gorgeous-love that color.
it might make an adorable hat if a headband sort-of-thing could be added so that the petals drape down in the shape of the head.  does that make sense?
like a little tinkerbell cap. Wink

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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2004 06:25:36 AM »


The pattern is also in Interweave Knits magazine, Winter 2004, as an excerpt from the book.  

That flower is on my long list of projects to do, one of these days. I've got some bright blue chenille for it, from a sweater I deconstructed.
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2004 07:20:44 PM »

At first I was intimidated by this pattern! But..... turns out that this is a great pattern for a quick project/gift. I made quite a few for xmas this year and got a lot of compliments. Only problem...everyone said they weren't going to use them!  I bought some little bars of soap and some trial sized lotions at Bath & Body Works and wrapped them in the cloths for presents. Have some on stand-by to give for those occasions that sneak up on you. I usually have one going at any given time.....it is a relatively easy pattern to memorize (have even knitted up one in a dark bar). I tend to lose myself in a project...not sure how many more rows, etc (still not very good about keeping track) and this one you can kind of eyeball. Final note, I have found that the colored cotton chenille can be more on the expensive side ($7 / skein or so) but my LYS had some in Natural for about $3.50 / skein so I have been making them in Natural....they still look very nice and are so soft and squishy......

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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2004 02:20:47 PM »

I made a bunch of these for christmas presents - they're a lot of fun.  I made some smaller ones as well.  I think I only went up to 17 stitches on the petals?  I can't remember.  Anyway,  the small size works well for facecloths.
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2004 11:02:55 AM »

hi there:

i also made this washcloth from the book and like it a lot - although mine looks a lot more like a starfish than a flower.  here's a picture so you can see what I mean:

am I doing something wrong when i'm knitting the petals, do you think?  i followed the pattern exactly - maybe I'm slipping those last stitches wrong?  I still dig the cloth - it's super-soft and sooooo nice to wash my face with - but just wondrin'...

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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2004 10:43:51 AM »

Those would be so beautiful hung up all over a wall!

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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2004 03:04:24 PM »

Gloriana - Did you block it?  Mine was all misshapen but while blocking I stretched it into shape.
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2004 08:16:50 PM »

heh heh.... er, no.  I guess that would help, right?  Oh well, I guess my next one will be a flower and this one will have to remain a starfish.  I'm so lazy about stuff like blocking... gonna have to get better about that.  Thanks for the tip.  Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2004 09:58:57 AM »

Oh these are so pretty I have the winter 2004 interweave mag and I'm hoping someday within the next few months to attempt these little puppies. At the Hancock fabric here in Denver they have all their lion sensations chenille 30% so I picked up a few skeins specifiacally to make these!

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