This is my pattern for a knitted toilet paper cover inspired by the "Ball Band" dishcloth. This cover is made to fit a 1000 sheet roll of toilet paper (The kind that is purchased singly, wrapped in a paper) .
**The pattern is based on the "Ballband Dishcloth" pattern and can be found in the Mason-Dixon Knitting book by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne. The pattern can also be found on the back side of the Peaches & Cream label. I found mine on the 1lb. cone I purchased in Walmart. Another place you can find the pattern is on the Dishcloth Boutique website where the pattern is known as the Textured Slip Stitch Dishcloth. **
Edited 8/8/08 You can find the ballband dishcloth pattern at the elmore-pisgah website.
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Worsted weight cotton yarn. 2 small balls, 2 colors A and B. Most worsted weight yarns should work.
Size 7 circular (16") needles, and size 7 ( set of 4) double pointed needles
Large eyed yarn needle
1 stitch marker
Gauge: 18 stitches / 32 rows / 4" in pattern stitch
With color A cast on 60 stitches with the size 7 (16") circular needle. join being careful not to twist.
Knit 8 rounds.
Pattern starts now ( always slip stitches as if to purl and do not break yarn when changing colors, just carry loosely in back of work) :
Round 1 and 2: knit
Round 3: with color B, knit 4, slip1 (*knit 5, slip 1) repeat from * ending knit 1
Round 4: purl 4, yarn back, slip 1, yarn forward (*purl 5, yarn back, slip 1, yarn forward) repeat from * ending purl 1
Round 5: repeat round 4
Round 6: repeat round 4 again
Round 7: with color A, knit
Round 8: knit
Round 9: with color B, knit 1, slip1 (*knit 5, slip 1) repeat from * ending knit 4
Round 10: purl 1, yarn back, slip 1, yarn forward (*purl 5, yarn back, slip 1, yarn forward) repeat from * ending purl 4
Round 11: repeat round 10
Round 12: repeat round 10
Repeat these 12 rounds until there are 7 bands.
End with 2 knitted rounds of color A.
Switch to size 7 double pointed needles, dividing stitches evenly.
Continue with color A
Round1: (* knit 4, knit 2 together) repeat from * ending with knit 2 together
Round 3: (* knit 3, knit 2 together) repeat from * ending with knit 2 together
Round 4: knit
Round 5: (* knit 2, knit 2 together) repeat from * ending with knit 2 together
Round 6: knit
Round 7: (* knit 1, knit 2 together) repeat from * ending with knit 2 together
Round 8: knit
Round 9: (* knit 2 together) repeat from *
Round 10: knit
Round 11: (* knit 2 together) repeat from *
Break yarn and using large eyed yarn needle draw yarn through the 5 remaining stitches and fasten. Weave all end in.
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