Good morning! As I posted yesterday,it was a snow day.Zach helped Rick clear out the snow,and besides doing some knitting,I made more laundry soap. Today I need to do laundry and I am in the process of boiling pinto beans for my crock pot chili. Gluten free cornbread will be served as well.
I received a couple of comments about the dishtowel I am making (hello Tango from VA and Julie from MI!) I am always excited to get responses to my posts,especially when they are new folks.
I was thinking a while back that since a dishcloth could be made,why couldn't a dishtowel? So I started to browse various knitting/crocheting sites to see if anyone had actually made such a towel,and if so,did it work properly? I came across a site,www.purlbee.com,and they confirmed that yes,dishtowels can be made,and not only that,but they work! Her patterns are for striped dishtowels,and they look lovely,with a beige body and red stripes.I am going for a more colorful look:
Cast on 56 stitches,then knit all the rows for a simple towel. If you want to add stripes,her site has different patterns.....www.purlbee.com/soft-cotton-knit-dishtowels. I will share the one I am attempting:
Twin Stripe Dishtowel
(These instructions are in the colors she uses-you can use whatever you want,of course)
Cast on 56 stitches in a neutral color
Knit 20 rows in garter stitch,do not break the yarn
*Pick up red yarn for the stripe,knit two rows,do not break yarn
Pick up the neutral yarn,knit two rows,do not break yarn
Knit two rows red,break yarn**
Continue knitting all rows with the neutral for 12 rows
Pick up red and repeat from * to **
Continue knitting all rows with the neutral for 20 rows.
Sew in ends and block
Give it a whirl! I will let you know how mine comes out.