Washcloths! All my kitchen washcloths were looking pretty sad (and smelling not so fresh, if you know what I mean...), so I pulled a massive skein of cotton out of my stash and whipped out some new ones. I think there's enough yarn left to knit up one more which will give me six altogether. I'll include the pattern I use below.
Reading is all over the place and primarily focused on the garden and fruit trees and hens. "Mother" is always full of great tips and ideas. We're planning to do some landscaping this spring and summer, so I've been reading about that, too, and have found lots of dreamy ideas on Pinterest.
I've begun the final version of Charlotte's shrug and am almost finished with these. The crocheted slippers I've been helping a friend with are being test
Knitted Kitchen Washcloth, Dole Valley Style :)
Using ww cotton yarn and #9 or 10 knitting needles, co on 4 st and k 2 rows.
Increase Rows 3 - 30: k2, yo, k to end of row, turn.
Decrease Rows 31 until 5 st remain: k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k to end of row, turn.
On next row: k1, k2 tog twice, turn
On last row: bind off, cut yarn and weave in ends.
[ 4/3/14 -- so I actually got 7 (!) washcloths out of my skein and finished the final one last evening (while watching this), and the thing is that I discovered that I actually finish off differently than I typed above, so, I'm including the alternate ending here simply because I'm a perfectionist (although I wish I wasn't...). ]
Decrease until 6 st remain, k 1, k2tog twice, k1 (4 st remain), turn
On next row: k1, k2tog, bind st off, k1, bind final st off, cut yarn, etc.
I like my kitchen cloths on the smaller side; you can continue increasing past the 30 rows if you'd like a larger cloth (say 35 st) before beginning the decreases.
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