Sunday, December 17, 2006

Size of Needle question

Been asked what size knitting needles I use for a particular dishcloth. Most of the patterns that I have used call for size 7 needles. But I think that a person should use what they are comfortable with. I have seen some patterns call for size 7, 6, or 5. Gauge isn't all that important in making dishcloths.

December KALs and CAL

I was recently asked about a pattern that was used for a CAL in December. The pattern is at this link,

This is a great site for finding all kinds of dishcloth patterns, crochet and knit.

In fact, the internet is a fantastic place for finding all kinds of patterns for crocheting and/or knitting. A good start is to type into your search engine on your browser, the kind of pattern you are looking for. Like crocheted dishcloth patterns, and you will end up with thousands of hits.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

These are my latest washcloths. I did these in Bernat Baby Tots. I wanted the softer yarn as they are for a baby that is expected in June. Will be my first grandbaby, so only the best for him/her. I have added these to the rest of the layette I have done so far, which include an afghan, bibs, burb cloths, booties, and socks.
On one of the Yahoo Lists that I belong to, a poster talked about making the edges neater by slipping the beginning and end stitch of every other row. The washcloth to the left was my first try of doing that. I found that it made the edges much nicer. I also did it with the cloth on the right. From now on I am going to use the slip stitch method on all of my dishcloths and washcloths.
I scanned these cloths using my brand new printer that I had to purchase last week. I do like scanning the cloths much better than taking a picture with the camera. By using the scanner, I am coming up with the pictures much quicker and with less steps than with the camera. If I think of it, will do this also in the future.
Tomorrow I will start on a new KAL with one of the Yahoo Groups that I belong to. I am anxious to see what this new pattern will be.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

This was the KAL in the Monthly Dishcloth group. I was thinking several other objects before it was quite clear that the pattern was a rocking horse. This is another easy pattern to work on.
This is called Christmas Ornament. It turned out quite a bit larger than a normal dishcloth. It is more of a small towel to my thinking. The pattern is fairly easy to work up and I was able to get it done quickly.

December KALs and CAL

This pattern is called the Reverse Star. It was fairly easy to do after I figured out the pattern. It is a smaller dishcloth than what I normally do, but that is quite all right.