I’ve been busy designing and doing baby clothes for some customers. It’s been really nice to be able to help people and I’ve got a lot of positive feedback. It gives you a sense of accomplishment doesn’t it?
Today I want to show you my latest design. It’s a shawlette you can use over your shoulders in the summer, or as a scarf when it gets colder. The design made me think of my son when he was little. He was crazy about dinosaurs, but couldn’t always pronounce their names right. I’ll spare you the details, but he was so cute and funny (he hates me now) haha……………
Anyway……….the shawl can be made in whatever wool you have in your stash. The gauge isn’t that important and the lace pattern is easily adapted to either smaller or bigger size. The pattern is on Ravelry, so if you decide to try it out, I’d love to see pics of your finished result
So get knitting Ladies and Gentlemen. It’s extremely hot here in England, but this 3-ply lace shawlette isn’t too much to have on your needles. If you’re a beginner, please don’t hesitate to contact me for help xx
I’m so exited! This is actually my first post, and to celebrate that, I’ll give you a free pattern for a knitted washcloth.
Knitted and crocheted washcloths have become very popular lately, because the store bought and mass produced cloths are basically made of plastic, which will end up in nature at some point……and we really don’t want that to happen, do we? Just think of the poor animals, who end up with our plastic waste in their stomachs!
Apart from that, it’s so much more satisfying to make them yourself, and they can be used over and over again (saving you money)!! – so really, there’s no downside to making your own washcloth or dishcloth. You can make them for both bathroom and kitchen. You can even personalise them to every member of the family, so everyone has their own. Now that’s cool, right?
So……let’s get started:
What you need:
Cotton wool. I used KingCole Cottonsoft DK, 100g. I managed to get 4 washcloths out of 1 ball. You can see the colours here
Knitting needles size 4mm (UK size 8, US size 6)
Darning needle for weaving in ends
How to do it:
The stitch count is 10 if you want to make the washcloth smaller or larger and I have 3 edge stitches on both sides (+6)
Cast on 46 sts and knit 4 rows. TIP: Start all rows with sl1 pwise k2 (this makes a nice even edging). End all rows with k3.
Row 1 – right side: *Purl 1, knit 1.* Rep from * to * (Remember the edge stitches)
Row 2: *Purl 2, (knit 1, purl 1) 3 times, knit 2* Rep from * to *
Row 3: *Purl 3, (knit 1, purl 1) twice, knit 3* Rep from * to *
Row 4: *Purl 4, knit 1, purl 1, knit 4* Rep from * to *
Row 5: *Purl 5, knit 5* Rep from * to *
Row 6: *Purl 5, knit 5* Rep from * to *
Row 7: *Knit 1, purl 4, knit 4, purl 1* Rep from * to *
Row 8: *Purl 1, knit 1, purl 3, knit 3, purl 1, knit 1* Rep from * to *
Row 9: *Knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 2, knit 2, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1* Rep from * to *
Row 10: *Purl 1, knit 1* Rep from * to *
Row 11: *Knit 1, purl 1* Rep from * to *
Row 12: *Purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 2, purl 2, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1* Rep from * to *
Row 13: *Knit 1, purl 1, knit 3, purl 3, knit 1, purl 1* Rep from * to *
Row 14: *Purl 1, knit 4, purl 4, knit 1* Rep from * to *
Row 15: *Knit 5, purl 5* Rep from * to *
Row 16: *Knit 5, purl 5* Rep from * to *
Row 17: *Knit 4, purl 1, knit 1, purl 4* Rep from * to *
Row 18: *Knit 3, (purl 1, knit 1) twice, purl 3* Rep from * to *
Row 19: *Knit 2, (purl 1, knit 1) 3 times, purl 2* Rep from * to *
Row 20: *Knit 1, purl 1* Rep from * to *
Repeat Rows 1 – 20 3 times
Knit 4 rows. Bind off but leave 1 stitch on the needle. Knit this stitch 15 times (for the loop). Bind off. Weave the ends in…….aaaaaaaaaand you’re done – well almost. Sit back and enjoy your work…….go on you’re entiteld. Pretty isn’t it?
Feel free to share and create, but please link to my page and give me credit. Don’t claim it as your own because that’s not nice ya know.