Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Ballband Dishcloth

it works fine

Rather than knit another circle cloth, I decided instead to knit a ballband dishcloth - a very similar pattern in terms of construction. The ballband pattern is one of the most popular out there, but until now I'd never had the urge to knit one.

Mine's not perfect. In one row there are two instances where I slipped the stitch with the yarn on the wrong side of the dishcloth - well technically on the RS instead of WS - and at the beginning of one row of yellow bricks I've knit for a few stitches instead of purling. All due to inattention I'm sure.

If it were something more than a stash-busting dishcloth, I'd have ripped it out and restarted but I'm letting it slide this time. After all, it works just fine. Our dishcloths are looking a bit worse for the wear these days so I need to make a couple more this week. And after that, I think I'm "dish-clothed out" for a while!

6 comments:

WildflowerWool said...

It looks great! I like the yellow - nice and bright and sunny!

Erin Kate said...

I love the in-action picture! I feel like people are always to afraid to use hand knit dishclothes.

Dee said...

Those two will look great together. I love knitting the ballband cloths.

Magical Jane said...

It does look great - and kudos for not ripping it out - I'm sure that took a lot!

One pair of Hands said...

That's a formidable stash you have there. You've made a pretty start. Knitted cloths are so much more absorbant but I have a struggle with the dreaded 'too pretty to use thing so I do plain garter stitch.

suse-the-slow-knitta said...

such a cheery colour!