I was vaguely aware last year that Knit Picks was posting a dishcloth pattern every week, but since my awareness didn't start until, oh, August-ish, I wasn't really piqued by the idea. When I got the newsletter last week, however, I thought, "Hey, I could knit a dishcloth every week, use up my cotton stash, have an excuse to buy more cotton, and have a whole bunch of cute dishcloths!"
Silly me, I thought it would be a minor detour that wouldn't detract much from my knitting time nor put the rest of my projects completely on hold...
Snowbobbles by Gillian Grimm
Peaches and Creme, Hippi
I have a whole cone in this colorway, and I was tickled by how neatly the colors lined up as I was knitting it. The bobbles, while providing a good scrubbing surface and plenty of visual and knitting interest, mean that it takes five times as long to make this dishcloth.
Lizard Ridge by Laura Aylor
Peaches and Creme, Bright Blue and Tropical Sea
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Market Day Dishcloth by Marjorie Dussaud
Peaches and Creme, Psychedelic
Textured Stripes Dishcloth by Kiel Lemon
Peaches and Creme, Juanita Rose
Another detour from the schedule. Knit Picks pattern of the week here, I plan to make it, too, but not until I get the yarn, as I didn't care for how it was working up in worsted cotton. I tried three other patterns before ultimately settling on this one. It turns out that I really dislike mindless crochet. The results are a nice, sturdy washcloth, but oy, it was a schlep getting there.
So stay tuned for more dishcloths - now that I'm caught up I hope to post one every week and bring some semblance of regularity to this much neglected blog, but we all know how likely that is.