Monday, April 2, 2018

washing up

Nothing says spring like spring cleaning, right? And what makes cleaning more fun? An adorable wash cloth! In all seriousness, I would never do grimy cleaning with washcloths that are this cute. These will be reserved for washing my face and light-duty cleaning! I seem to go in phases where I want to knit all the wash cloth patterns--these mosaic patterns knit up quickly and are super fun. If you are a beginner knitter and want to start playing with more than one color I cannot recommend mosaic knitting more as a way to get started. Your finished work will look impressive and complicated, but you are only using one color each row (you slip stitches to create the illusion of stranded colorwork!). No one will ever know that it wasn't as hard as it looks!


Pattern:  Bunny Nose Dishcloth by Cassandra Bibler (link to my Ravelry project page)
Needles: Size 6 vintage straights
Yarn: 100 yards of cotton, this was Lily Sugar 'n Cream in Hot Pink and an unlabeled cone of white cotton.
Mods: None!
Finished size: 10 inches by 10 inches


(a peek at the backside)


Pattern: Frog Prince of the Pad by Amy Marie (link to my Ravelry project page)
Needles: Size 6 vintage straights
Yarn: 43 yards of cotton, this was Peaches and Crème in Forest Green and an unlabeled cone of white cotton.
Mods: none!
Finished size: 8.5 inches by 8 inches



Two different designers, and two dramatically different wash cloth sizes! It amazes me how two inches difference in length and width meant that the bunny wash cloth required double the yardage. 

3 comments:

  1. These are very cute. Knitting with more than one color is something I'm not brave enough to tackle!

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    1. Thanks! You can do it! You only use one yarn color at a time--the other yarn just hangs at the edge until you get to the next row!

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