OK, maybe not madness, per se, but I’ve somehow fallen behind on telling you about my new patterns. (I know… heresy!)
I’ve got two brand-new, free patterns with Knit Picks that I’d like to share with you. Technically, they call for Knit Picks’ Dishie yarn, but really, you could use whatever dishcloth cotton you’ve got laying around. (Though, Dishie is actually really nice for washcloths.)
Pattern the first!
It’s the Twined Dishcloth! Super classy, super classic. This bad boy would look great in just about anyone’s kitchen. It’s a great way to practice cables, and/or reading a chart. I love using dishcloths as a low-pressure way to practice new stitches. I might not want to try a new technique as part of a big old sweater that might not turn out. But, a dishcloth is going to be useful, even if it doesn’t turn out how I imagine it in my head.
And second, it’s the Mitered Quarters Dishcloth. Is it mitered? No. Is it divided into quarters? No. Am I bad at naming things? Yes.
But, despite the dumb name, it’s a cute little dishcloth- very modern and sleek (or as sleek as a dishcloth ever is). If the Twined dishcloth is a great way to try working cables, this guy is a great way to try working short rows. You cast on on the long side of the green section, then work short rows all the way to the tip of the light gray section, then work longer and longer rows until you get to the bottom of the blue section and bind off. (Trust me, it makes sense once you’re doing it.) And, it’s a great way to use up those little balls of yarn that are too big to throw away, but too small to really do anything with.
I love when I realize that I have a pattern coming out- sharing my patterns with you all is the best, and even better when I suddenly have two to share! I hope you enjoy them, too!
Do you ever make dishcloths? What’s your favorite dishcloth pattern?