Sharing my adventures in knitting.

Monday, June 15, 2009

The Travels of Penelope the Flying Pig

Check out the link to this scrapblog. I will be updating as she travels with the great group of people over on Ravelry Peaches & Cream Group!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Finally Finished...

I've been working on this set of dishcloths for a coulpe of weeks. I plan on arranging them in a fruit basket as part of a wedding gift for my son and his soon to be wife (July 6th).

Well I never did get the basket put together...Too busy helping out with the wedding...Oh well I'll save them for another time.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

My first Post!

This is all new to me but I wanted a place to share my new design with my knitting friends. I hope you enjoy it.

My Knotty Little Dishcloth
By Diana Thomas

Two balls of cotton ww yarn in contrasting colors
Size 7 needles

MC – main color
CC – contrast color
Sl1 wyif – slip one stitch with yarn held in front
Sl1 – slip one stitch purlwise
MK – make knot – purl 3 sts together, leaving on the left needle. Wrap yarn around needle: then purl the same 3 sts together again and slip off left needle.

Finished size – approx 8”x 8”

Cast on 45 sts in MC

Row 1 – knit
Row 2 – using CC , K2, Sl1, *K3, Sl1 rep from * to last 2 sts, K1, Sl1
Row 3 – K2, Sl1 wyif, *MK, Sl1 wyif rep from * to last 2 sts, K1, Sl1
Rows 4 & 5 – using MC knit to last stitch, Sl1
Row 6 – using CC K4, *Sl1, K3 rep from * to last stitch, Sl1
Row 7 – K1, * MK, Sl1 wyif rep from * to last end
Rows 8 & 9 - using MC knit to last stitch, Sl1

Repeat rows 2 thru 9 to desire length ending with row 4 or 8, then bind off.
You can make you cloth larger or smaller by adding or subtracting stitches in increments of 4.