So here we go again – I am now up to 7 completed wash clothes. I have the four from this post as well as the two here. Additionally I have 1 of these done and 1 in progress, but as I am using the same pattern for both, I will wait till they are both finished to showcase them. So here are the two newest knitted wash clothes.
To be honest, I am not really in love with either one. The purple and pink one looked FANTASTIC before I added the border. But the problem is that I am knew to knitting and really incapable of predicting how wide it will be till I get an inch or two into the pattern. Thus the pink and purple one turned out WAY too small. Rather than start over, I though I would just keep going and add a border at the end. Only, I think the border kinda ruined it. The pink and purple pattern is also from my Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques book . The name of this stitch is called “Dotted Ladders” and like many of the other wash clothes I have made from this book, uses a series of *Slip 1 with yarn in back* and *slip 1 with yarn in front*.
Here is the pattern up close
See how nice the inner part looks? I actually may do another one of these if (when) I get more yarn.
The border is just a simple double crochet stitch, two rows of it with three dc in each corner. On the long sides I alternated between dc and chain 1, effectively skipping every other stitch. This was easier because of the way the edging came together, but in retrospect, I think that is what makes it look so odd, with solid dc on top and bottom and alternating with holes on the sides.
The other wash cloth (the blue one) was intended to have a heart shape inside of it. I was designing it off of the leaf wash cloth I made, but it wasn’t working out quite right and … well… then… I discovered Glee. And I simply couldnt watch it and knit at the same time if I was so focused on doing and undoing a made up pattern, that I decided to just go with alternating knit and purl on each row to make the ribs. on the edges of the blue though, I just knitted both sides, to try and make a border. and then decided to single crochet a pink border around it to bring it together. It’s okay, but I like all the ones from my first post better.
Help me with new directions. What is your favorite color combination? (two or three colors?)