Saturday, January 11, 2014

Swatch, no, dishcloth

I recently purchased some Farmablefibres cotton from my favorite yarn store, Claddagh Yarns, and when working up a gauge swatch, realized I might as well turn it into a dishcloth:

Here are my pattern notes:

I used 4.5mm needles, with Farmablefibres 100% Cotton yarn, and my gauge came out to 16 st/4 inches before washing & blocking, and a dish cloth that is 7.5 x 7.5 inches.

Cast on 30 stitches.

Work 4 rows of moss stitch.

Work 35 rows with 4 stitches of moss stitch at the ends, and stockinette stitch in between (about 6.75 inches from beginning at this point).

Work 4 rows of moss stitch.

Bind off in moss stitch pattern until you have 3 stitches left, and work these 3 stitches in moss stitch.

Work an i-cord on these stitches for about 3 inches, then pull yarn through stitches & tie off; sew end of i-cord to cloth to make a loop.