Wednesday, January 18, 2012

**free pattern wednesday**

like a great many of you, my grandmother was of the crafty sort.  i remember receiving various handmades from a personalized crocheted stocking to a popper santa claus made from a toilet paper tube, & more recently cross stitched birthday cards.   these days, nearing 90, she isn't able to craft nearly as much as she used to, or wants to because of arthritis.  this makes her handmades even more special.

i have made her various things throughout the years, but nothing recent & certainly nothing knit.  this is partly due to her living in arizona where handknits really aren't practical...  when my sister-in-law requested a set of dishcloths for christmas it hit me, 'duh!!' that is what i could knit for grandma. ;)

i had planned on, of course, an "i love grandma" (or) "#1 grandma" cloth (or) some such.  imagine my surprise when i couldn't find ANY such patterns on ravelry.  

@ any rate, i found this one & liked it. decided to modify it a bit though, taking out one of the hearts, to make it a bit less busy & change the 'mom' to 'gma'...

please enjoy the pattern, & do let me know if there are any difficult to understand bits, errors, etc... xo

"i love grandma" dish/washcloth

materials needed:
*worsted weight of choice (i used lily sugar n' cream)
*us size #4 needles (you can use larger needles, but the pattern won't show up as well)
*tapestry needle to weave in ends

CO 47 sts
rows 1-8 knit
row 9 (& all odd rows) knit across
row 10; k4, p39, k4
row 12; k4, p5, k7, p3, k2, p5, k2, p2, k2, p5, k2, p4, k4
row 14; k4, p5, k1, p5, k1, p4, k1, p5, k1, p4, * k1, p5* (2x), k4
row 16; k4, p5, k1, p5, k1, p4, k1, p5, k1, p4, *k1, p5* (2x), k4
row 18; k4, p5, k1, p2, k4, p4, k1, p5, k1, p4, k7, p5, k4
row 20; k4, p5, k1, p10, *k1, p2* (2x), k1, p4, *k1,p5* (2x), k4
row 22; k4, p5, k1, p10, k1, p1, k3, p1, k1, p4, k2, p3, k2, p5, k4
row 24; k4, p5, k1, p5, k1, p4, k3, p1, k3, p5, k2, p1, k2, p6, k4
row 26; k4, p5, k7, *p3, k3*(2x), p6, k1, p8, k4
row 28; k4, p39, k4
row 30; k4, p14, k1, p24, k4
row 32; k4, p13, k1, p1, k1, p23, k4
row 34; k4, p12, k1, p3, k1, p6, k1, p15, k4
row 36; k4, p11, k1, *p2, k1* (2x), p4, k3, p14, k4
row 38; k4, p10, k1, p2, k3, p2, k1, p2, k2, p1, k2, p13, k4
row 40; k4, p9, k1, p2, k5, p2, k3, p3, k2, p12, k4
row 42; k4, p8, k1, p2, *k3, p1* (2x), k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p11, k4
row 44; k4, p8, k1, p2, k2, p3, k4, p2, k3, p2, k2, p10, k4
row 46; k4, p8, k1, p5, k1, p2, k2, p2, k5, p2, k2, p9, k4
row 48; k4, p9, k1, p3, k5, p2, k7, p2, k2, p8, k4
row 50; k4, p10, k3, p2, k2, p2, k9, p2, k2, p7, k4
row 52; k4, p14, k2, p2, k11, p2, k2, p6, k4
row 54; k4, p3, k8, p2, k2, p2, k13, p2, k2, p5, k4
row 56; k4, p3, k1, p2, k2, p2, *k1, p2* (2x), k7, p1, k7, p2, k1, p5, k4
row 58; k4, p6, k2, p5, k1, p2, k6, p3, k6, p2, k1, p5, k4
row 60; k4, p6, k2, p5, *k1, p2, k5, p2* (2x), k1, p5, k4
row 62; k4, p6, k2, p5, k1, p3, k3, *p2, k3* (2x), p3, k1, p5, k4
row 64; k4, p6, k2, p5, k2, p6, k2, p1, k2, p6, k2, p5, k4
row 66; k4, p3, k1, p2, k2, p2, k1, p3, k2, p4, k2, p3, k2, p4, k2, p6, k4
row 68; k4, p3, k8, p4, k6, p5, k6, p7, k4
row 69; knit
row 70; k4, p39, k4
rows 71-78, knit
row 79; BO all sts but last 2.  knit a 3" i-cord, pull yarn through loops to 'seal'.  cut yarn, leaving a 6" ort so tail to sew i-cord to cloth.  block & gift to a grandmoth that you know & LOVE!!


1 comment:

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