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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Is it October already? Just glanced at my calendar.....

...and some of my regular visitors have not given up! Thanks for your loyalty.

I've been busy since my last post: trying to re-arrange, re-organize, etc. - all that little stuff you feel you have to do when fall comes.
I've started projects for Christmas gifts; never underestimate the value of a good hand-knit dishcloth when wracking your brain for gift ideas. Here's the tried and true pattern:

Knitted dishcloth
Uses any kind of worsted-weight cotton yarn
Size 7/8 needles

Ist row: cast on 3 sts.
2nd row: k2, yo, k1
3rd row and subsequent inc rows: k2, yo, knit to end of row
Follow this pattern until dishcloth is the width you want. I usually knit until there are 38 sts on my needle, then I start the dec rows:
Ist dec row: k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, knit to end of row.
Continue until you have 4 sts. left, then bind off. Sew in loose ends, then knit about five more for a great gift.

Thanks again for sticking with me over here at 52 Pairs!
There cheerful dsihcloths are made with a yellow and white variegated yarn. Peaches 'n Cream, I think.