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I am a mother, a grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge was published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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Sunday, January 24, 2010

And finally the dishcloth

To prove that although I enjoy knitting I am not a great knitter, but what I understand is a process knitter. It soothes me.

Here is the pattern, one I am sure everyone has:

1. Cast on four stitches.
2. Knit one, yarn over, knit to the end.
3. Do the above row until there are 44 stitches on the needle (I love that I only have to remember one number, four, in this whole pattern).
4. Once there are the 44 stitches next row you start the decrease.
5. Knit one, knit two together, knit one, knit two together, knit to the end.
6. When all that is left is 4 stitches cast off.

You can make about one a day of these if you really need settling down.


gwensews said...

The above commenter is a nuisance. It appears here and there. Go away. Shoo!

Knitting is fun and soothing. I've made many of those dishcloths, and will tie up 6 with a bow and give them as a gift, maybe in a basket with some food.

I love your daughter's pajamas. I always liked to have a new pair of pajamas on Christmas. I've sometimes worn them all that day, if I didn't have to go out.

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Anonymous said...

I'm another anonymous and I'm NOT giving 'advice'.
I just discovered your blog and really like the dishcloth - what happy colors - and I can do this while in transit on the public transportation.

Anonymous said...

Just seeing this posting again after quite some time and want to thank you as I actually made a couple of these, thanks to you. Knit by me in happy colours, they were accepted by my daughter on her last visit, as body wash cloths.
Lynda (Toronto)