27 June, 2007

My First Pattern!

Mad for Eyelets
Here is my very first dishcloth pattern, called Mad for Eyelets.

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Less than 50g of Bernat Handicrafter Cotton
Size 4.5mm (US 7)knitting needles: makes a 9" wide cloth, or
Size 3.25 mm (US 3) knitting needles (see sample above) : makes a 7.5" wide cloth

Cast on 40 sts.
Rows 1, 3 & 5: (k1, p1) across row.
Rows 2 & 4: (p1, k1) across row.
Row 6: (p1, k1)x2, knit across to last 4 sts, (p1, k1)x2.
Row 7: (k1, p1)x2, purl across to last 4 sts, (k1, p1)x2.
Row 8: (p1, k1)x2, (k2tog, yo, k2) across row to last 4 sts, (p1, k1)x2.
Row 9: as row 7.
Row 10: as row 6.
Row 11: as row 7.
Row 12: (p1, k1)x2, (k2, k2tog, yo) across row to last 4 sts, (p1, k1)x2. Tip: be careful with the last yo before the border, which starts with p1. This is where a stitch can easily be lost, throwing off the stitch count. It should look as though the yarn was wrapped over the needle twice (see photo below for detail).

Row 13: as row 7.
Rows 6 through 13 form the pattern stitch. Repeat these 8 rows until the cloth has reached your preferred length (I prefer 5-6 repeats).
Next row: Repeat row 7.
Then: Repeat row 6.
Then add a 5-row border (rows 1-5 from above), and cast off. The sample below was knit on 4.5mm needles. Edited 2007 August 11.
You may print a copy of this pattern for your personal enjoyment, and make copies for your friends, as long as this copyright notice is included. You may not reproduce this pattern in any publication, nor may you sell it for profit without prior permission from the author.
Copyright 2007 June 27.
Designed, knit & photographed by Shirley Ann Thompson

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