Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Work-in-Progress Wednesday

a couple of stripes = a bunch of ends to weave in

After several days of dishcloth knitting last week, I would have sworn that I was dishcloth-ed out. But when I saw this I realized that there was still another dishcloth or two in me. The pattern is Alex's cloth, and it's really cute, isn't it?

I especially like the way Dee's cloth striped up, but without any self-striping yarn left in my stash I've decided to switch from white to red for rows 11-14. To avoid contrasting loops across the changeover rows I've modified the pattern slightly, working rows 11 and 15 as straight knit rows. In so doing, the texture of the cloth is muted a bit but it's still attractive.

A word of warning: adding stripes to use up small amounts of contrasting colours may be an effective stash-busting strategy but it does create a LOT of ends to weave in. I don't mind but many others would, so consider yourself warned.

It looks like there's enough dishcloth cotton left to knit one more after this. I haven't entirely decided on a pattern for that one. If I like how this one turns out, the next one may be an identical twin. We'll see, won't we? And don't forget, it's Wednesday so there's lots to see in the links at Tami's Amis.

14 comments:

a soulful life said...

I love the bright stripes!
I need to get round to knitting a dish cloth one of these days.
They might inspire me to enjoy the washing up :)

Pumpkin said...

That is an attractive dishcloth. If they make you happy, I say knit away!

Dee said...

Fabulous modifications. I love those colors together --- okay, it *might* be because they are DH's college colors, but it could be because they just look great together. LOL

Thanks for the shout out! :-)

Ashley said...

Its impressive that you went back to knitting dishcloths, when I got burnt out I stayed burnt out lol

Andria said...

I love stripes, I hate weaving in ends. It's a cruel cruel world! I love your dishcloths, they are so pretty, and so useful!

Kate said...

I should knit some more dishcloths. Mine are all worn and weary. The stripes are great.

Leslie said...

Dishcloths such an relaxing none thinking type of knitting. Love it!
But just how many can you give away?

Grateful4Crochet said...

I really love the dishcloths, now I feel like making one too!!!
Thanks for your lovely comment at my blog

Babajeza said...

Enjoy your dish clothes, all of them and also the future ones. ;-) There can never be enough, I', sure.

WildflowerWool said...

What a great way to use up your stash! Dishcloths are always a fun quick knit!

Kepanie said...

The red and white are so smart together.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Looks like you're on a stash-busting roll this month!

omlair said...

I don't understand the fascination with dishcloths! I can't bring myself to make one yet.

Yours is lovely though :D

Kim Sonksen said...

nothing wrong with a good selection of dishcloths. Love the current WIP, the colours look fab together