If you read this blog earlier this spring, you may know already that I “finished” this doily a couple of months ago. Last weekend I made myself a list of projects that needed just a little push before I could mark them off as complete. As a result, I finally blocked this doily. *sigh* Each time I finish one of this pattern I’m still in awe of how simple yet pretty it is. This is the fourth time I’ve made The Gift Doily pattern and I’m sure it won’t be the last.
I never got around to mentioning some more dishcloths / washcloths I made last month. I’ve had this cute cotton “twist” yarn in my stash for a while and tried to make a couple of items from it, but it never wanted to be anything fancy. I finally decided to make just a simple stockinette washcloth from it. I love how it turned out! The pattern is simple:
- CO 36.
- 3 rows of knit.
- Stockinette design with 3 knit-edges on both sides.
- Finish with 4 rows of knit and BO.
Like the Sick of Winter washcloth I came up with this spring, I had a lot of fun creating this next pattern on my own. Sometimes it’s nice not to have to follow a written or charted pattern – just think of a repetition and go with it. I went with a rotating knit 5, purl 5 pattern. With the variegated yarn it turned out cute. For lack of a better name, I’m calling this one my Diagonal Stripe washcloth. I’m having it tested in a Ravelry group right now so it should be available soon.
This next one turned out to be a cute pattern. I thought it would be fun to try some different stitch patterns and have found these are the perfect bath-time project (for Little Chick, not me). In order to find this pattern you will need to join the Yahoo group Monthly Dishcloths. It can be found in the KALS 2012 files folder. The pattern is called Rippling Diag by Janet Nogle.