My favourite thing to knit while camping or at the cottage has to be dishcloths. They are quick, easy, and if you make a mistake after too many drinks on the beach who cares? It’s a dishcloth! Since my brother and his lovely lady just bought their first house I decided they needed a small stock. I have a couple of favourite patterns to make, but I needed a couple more. One of the patterns is based on a scarf pattern, so I went in search of more scarf patterns, or other things I could modify. Here’s what I came up with.
#1 Chevron Dishcloth
This is the same pattern as the Chevron Scarf from the book Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I alternated 2 rows of pink variegated yarn with 2 rows of solid lilac. The colours were chosen by Punky, I’m sure with her Uncle in mind.
#2 Baby Genious DIsh Cloth
From the Mason-Dixon Knitting book – it is pretty easy to turn their baby burp cloth into a dish cloth.
#3 One Row Handspun Dishcloth
An adaptation (I cast on 34 sts instead of 26) of The Yarn Harlot’s scarf pattern. This makes a really nice squishy dishcloth (or scarf), wich I really like.
#4 Ball Band Dishcloth
This is truly the Famous dishcloth, at least in my head. Widely available on Peaches and Creme cotton ballbands, and in the Mason-Dixon knitting book, it is the pattern I have knit the most. Nice and squishy and it looks good in every wacky colour combo I have thrown at it. It’s just fun to do.
All yarn is from the Spinrite Factory Outlet, and I bought it as seconds, so it had no ball band, so no colour info. Spinrite makes Bernat and Lily cotton yarns, so I assume these colours come in one (or both) of those brands.
Alas, summer knitting time is almost over. What should the fall knitting be? Mittens? Toys? Hmmm… I’ll have to go sit in the sun and think about it.