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In High Cotton

February 22, 2008


I don’t know what has gotten into me lately but I cannot seem to knit enough cotton yarn. I have been knitting cotton wash cloths like there is nothing else to knit. I have quite a few to show you. Please ignore the ends that I haven’t woven. We can pretend that I was planning to make a chained hanging loop with that yarn.

First up are these Ballband cloths made from the scraps of the kids Valentine’s cloths. Three cloths from two balls of yarn make the cloths cost under a dollar each. This is my all-time favorite use-up-the-leftover-yarn pattern.

Pattern – Ball Band
Yarn – Peaches and Creme Ombre Faded Denim and Strawberry Cream with a scrap of Sugar and Cream Pink Lemonade and White
Needle – Size 8 (5.0mm)

This one is the February Mid-month cloth from the Monthly Dishcloth KAL. It was a fun and easy knit. I think it would look cute in more than two colors so I can see this pattern becoming my new favorite use-up-the-leftover-yarn pattern. This cloth is a bit smaller than the usual so I think next time I will cast on 39 or 41 stitches for a size more consistent to the others that I knit.

Pattern – Finders Keepers by Sue Schaefer for Monthly Dishcloth KAL
Yarn – Sugar and Cream Dark Pine and Hot Pink
Needle – Size 8 (5.0mm)

And these are my latest design for spa cloths. The last one was so soft and cozy that I had to try another pattern. I call this pattern Simplicity II.

Pattern – Simplicity II Spa Cloth by me
Yarn – Sugar and Cream Pink Lemonade and Country Side Ombre
Needle – Size 8 (5.0mm)

Here is the pattern, just because you are so nice.

Simplicity II Spa Cloth

Supplies

  • 1 ball worsted weight 100% cotton yarn (Peaches and Creme Pink Lemonade and Country Side Ombre used in the samples)
  • 1 pair Size 8 (5.0mm) knitting needles
  • Tapestry needle

Cast on 41 stitches.
Row 1: *K1 P1* repeat *to* to last stitch, K1
Row 2: *P1 K1* repeat *to* to last stitch, P1
Row 3: *P1 K1* repeat *to* to last stitch, P1
Row 4: *K1 P1* repeat *to* to last stitch, K1

Repeat these four rows 14 more times until you have completed a total of 60 rows. Bind off loosely. Weave ends. Run a bubble bath and enjoy.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. DawnK permalink
    February 25, 2008 8:35 pm

    Wow, what pretty cloths! I love the ballbands. I think that is my favorite pattern!

  2. DawnK permalink
    February 25, 2008 8:35 pm

    Wow, what pretty cloths! I love the ballbands. I think that is my favorite pattern!

  3. Lindy permalink
    February 25, 2008 8:46 pm

    Goodness, you’ve been busy! They all look wonderful.

  4. Lindy permalink
    February 25, 2008 8:46 pm

    Goodness, you’ve been busy! They all look wonderful.

  5. THE KNITORIOUS MRS. B permalink
    February 26, 2008 10:49 am

    Really nice cloths, knit in beautiful colorways. And not a scrap of yarn wasted! Thanks for the pattern too! Daaaaaaaarling, there ISN’T anything better to knit than these cloths, IMHO!
    Well, sometimes…..

  6. THE KNITORIOUS MRS. B permalink
    February 26, 2008 10:49 am

    Really nice cloths, knit in beautiful colorways. And not a scrap of yarn wasted! Thanks for the pattern too! Daaaaaaaarling, there ISN’T anything better to knit than these cloths, IMHO!
    Well, sometimes…..

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