Saturday, November 25, 2006

Looks like a starfish!

Last night I finished my first Mason-Dixon Washcloth from the Mason-Dixon Knitting book. The yarn I used was natural colored 100% cotton chenille yarn from Pasa Yarns in Uxbridge, MA. Remember the huge cone I bought a while back?:
I had to go down a needles size. The 8's made the cloth much too loose. The resulting cloth doesn't lay flat, but it is very soft. I think it will make a nice face cloth. I've been thinking that I may crochet a chain and thread it trough the eyelets and put a bar of soap in side. That would be nice to shower with! I was expecting it to be flat; it looks like a star fish. Is that the way it's supposed to look or did I do something wrong? Maybe it's the yarn, or maybe it's the way I knit it. I'll have to make one in peaches & cream or sugar & cream next to see if there is a difference! One thing I like best about knitting dish/washcloths is that you get instant gratification of a finished object in just one or two nights of work!
I love knitting...happy knitting :)

6 comments:

  1. I think your cloth is so cool in its starfishy way...I'm inspired now to make one look like a starfish on purpose!

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  2. Mine wouldn't sit flat either. I did mine in Peaches and Creme. I think maybe what happens is that when I changed from the circular to dpns I knit tighter in the middle, thus making it pucker out like that? Who knows! Yours looks great!!

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  3. I'd iron it flat (although it looks very life-like)! x

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  4. i made one too..but just one. I couldn't get the 2nd time. DUH. I love the starfish way it worked out. Looks great!

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  5. I really like that cloth done in chenille. The blanket is lovely - I'm sure it will be much appreciated.

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  6. I don't think they lay flat unless you block them, a lot. Everyone I have talked to has said the same thing.

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