Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Montague Shelf Liners


As I've mentioned before, this is the year in which I'm determined to knit through the yarn in my stash. All the DK yarn is knit - the last scraps were knit up into little hats for a fundraising drive in Ireland. All the full skeins of sock yarn are matched up to patterns for Christmas knitting. I've got a few ideas for the worsted yarn - sweaters, mittens and blankets. But two boxes of natural colour dishcloth cotton had me stumped. That'd be a lot of dishcloths!

A few weeks ago at a friend's cottage I noticed that she had almost a dozen tea towels folded to line her open shelves in the kitchen. And it dawned on me - dishcloth cotton might be a good choice for knit shelf liners! With its seed stitch borders and lace pattern inset, Montague looked like the perfect pattern choice. I ordered the pattern, waited a week or two for the pattern book to arrive by post, and then cast on. The first bit of good news is that I've been able to achieve exactly the size needed. The second bit of good news is that after a couple of days of knitting I'm about a quarter of the way through the first shelf-liner. Considering there are three shelves to line, I'm very relieved that it's knitting up quickly.

4 comments:

Louise said...

My you have been busy! Socks, shelf liners, organizing a trip and a weekend of catching up around the house. Good for you!

Dee said...

Very cool! I'd love to see a picture of your shelves once you put in the liners.

One pair of Hands said...

Me too Dee. I think they'll be very pretty.
What a lovely way to use up dish cloth cotton. (Such industry takes my breath away.)

Frieda said...

Wow , you have been busy ! Nice job on the socks and the shelf liner .

Congratulations on sticking to your stash busting goals ! Wish I could say the same but more yarn creeps back in for every one that I knit . Let's face it when it comes to yarn I am weak ...