Thursday, July 15, 2010
Knitting Project: Checkerboard Dishcloth
I'd meant to post this simple little pattern yesterday, but a collision of hormones and Asperger Syndrome intervened in the form of my 10-year-old daughter and I both having a melt down. :(
Anyway, a day late and a bit worse for the wear, I'm back. Here we go!
Knitted Checkerboard Dishcloth
*1 skein worsted weight cotton yarn (I really like Kertzer's Coolspun cotton, but Sugar & Cream works fine too)
*Size 7 needles, or size needed to obtain the proper gauge.
Cast on 36 stitches
Rows 1 & 2 - Knit across
Rows 3-8 - Knit 2 (for a selvedge edge), *knit 4, purl 4* to the last 2 stitches, knit last 2 (for selvedge edge)
Rows 9-14 - K2, *P4, K4* to the last 2 stitches, K2
Rows 15-20 - Do as in rows 3-8
Rows 21-26 - Do as in rows 9-14
Repeat pattern until the desired size/length is reached.
Last 2 rows - Knit across
Bind off and tuck in ends.
If you elongate the boxes horizontally in this pattern (K8, P8x4, instead of K4, P4x8), you'll get more of a basket weave look.
If you give this pattern a try, I'd love to see pics of your work! Hopefully in the coming days, I'll have a chance to post the pattern for the other two dishcloths. Happy knitting!