Saturday, January 7, 2012

Chinese Waves Dishcloth

too mild to stay inside

My week finished up with one more dishcloth - this time using the pattern Chinese Waves Dishcloth. It's a very simple pattern exploiting slipped stitches to create a thick wavy textured fabric. After knitting it, I'll confess that I like it more than I thought I would. It's more textured than Grandma's Favourite Dishcloth and may be a bit more practical as a result. It'd make a very sumptuous facecloth as well.

little waves
My goal was to knit a couple of dishcloths each month to Surmount The Stash of dishcloth cotton. January's just seven days old and I've done four, so I think I'll give it a rest for a few weeks. Time to have a look at the rest of the yarn in my stash and make some plans for it. Yesterday, while checking out the posts in the Finished Object Friday meme, I came across a Crochet-Along for a Wool-Eater Blanket. And when I saw this Raveler's version I was sold on it. This looks to be the perfect use for the variety of bright worsted weight acrylics in my stash. My sister and I are yarn shopping this aft, so perhaps we can snag a couple more colours to fill out the rainbow that will be my blanket?

In the meantime I've cast on a chemo hat with some sport weight bamboo yarn. At a glance I'd guess that I have enough leftover yarn to make two hats. With little else on the needles, now's a good time to get them done. I'm really motivated to work through the stash at the moment and figure I'd better strike while the iron is hot. Chances are my enthusiasm will ebb as the year goes on. How are you doing with your crafting resolutions?


Alittlebitsheepish said...

That blanket is beautiful, I am looking forward to seeing the one you make

Chrisknits said...

I plan to knit 12 shawls in 2012 and make half of 12 sweaters. So far I have cast on the 1st shawl and just started the first sweater today. Of course, 7 days in doesn't have much to show for the entire year's resolution, but at least I got started!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

That is a neat little stitch. I'm thinking of doing some stack of dishcloths for my in-laws for Christmas next year.

Leah said...

That texture is really cool. I hadn't heard of that stitch before, but I'll have to check it out.

Anonymous said...

The resolutions are holding well -- I've knit a cowl, a dishcloth, 1 blankie square, and started a pair of socks. 2-1/4 oz. of yarn was used. NONE was brought in. Resolution held!!!

The dishcloth looks great. It will make a good scrubbie one.