Friday, September 3, 2010

Knitting; Petal Dish Cloth

So I lied, but I'm working longer than planned. Thus, not as much time to stop & take pictures. I haven't been able to knit that much either & I feel like knitting isn't a big summer hobby. It's more so for the chillier months & trust me, these particular summer months have been extremely hot, hot, hot!

The other day I went to a bar & while shuffling through my purse pulled a string of yarn out. I was trying to put it back in, but it was unraveling from the ball so I pulled it out & rolled it back up. I thought I was being sneaky & quick, but some of the guys saw & the comments ensued. I hastily stuff my work back in my purse & blushed a bit. HAHA! I am NOT a closet knitter.

So although I haven't been knitting so much, I have been slowly progressing on my knitting glossary. Trying to figure out what to put in it aside from the typical k - knit, p - purl, & etc. Will put it in it's own separate post... later.

So here's what I've been working on; Petal Dishcloth w/ Sugar'n Creme in Barnboard Twists & size 5 needles. I initially used size 8, but I wanted a dishcloth, not a potholder so I downsized b/c I never gauge. (bad girl!) Like I said, just boring little dishcloths that are quick & simple. However, I don't like when I'm seaming up the end & it gets lumpy. I'm wondering if you can make it so that there's no discrepancy as to where the beginning & end is b/c it is a round dishcloth.

Sorry, the best I could do was a shoddy camera phone picture.

So of course I had to add my twosense to the pattern b/c I have the tendency to stop in the middle, lose count, & get frustrated & unravel a ton of work! So here I go...

So when you are about to turn your work to knit back on the WS, you will always have multiples of two.

NOTE: Rows 1-6 start on the RS then turn work to WS, but row 7 is just the WS. Additional note are in (parentheses) & italicized!
Instructions: Cast on 16 stitches
(16 st) Row 1: Slip 1 stitch, K 3, yarn over (YO), K 10 (2 st left), turn and Knit back (15 st).
(17 st) Row 2: Slip 1 stitch, K 3, YO, K 9 (4 st left), turn and Knit back (14 st).
(18 st) Row 3: Slip 1 stitch, K 3, YO, K 8 (6 st left), turn and Knit back (13 st).
(19 st) Row 4: Slip 1 stitch, K 3, YO, K 7 (8 st left), turn and Knit back (12 st).
(20 st) Row 5: Slip 1 stitch, K 3, YO, K 6 (10 st left), turn and Knit back (11 st).
(21 st) Row 6: Bind off 5 stitches, Knit (15 st) to end of row (16 st).
(16 st) Row 7: Knit across row.
Repeat these 7 rows until there are 12 points.
Bind off next row, leaving 12 inch end. Stitch around center, pull together and join 2 sides.
Also, you can make the "petals" in different colors by changing yarns every 7 rows.

I use "so" a lot. :|

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