This week my experimentation with chenille has continued. All but one of the cloths I knitted were made either with chenille or a mixture. I really like combining cotton yarn with chenille. The resulting fabric is quite nice and makes a nice soft wash or face cloth. The plain chenille is so boring. Someday I want to try dyeing some, but until I have the time that project will have to wait!
The first new pattern I tried is the Diagonal Ripple Dishcloth pattern. I made the first one in the chenille...not too exciting...but knitting the pattern is exciting as every row is different.
The next one I used peaches and cream. I like this pattern in the varigated yarn (Peaches & Cream - daisy ombre). You can find the pattern here.
The ripples show up much better with the peaches and cream. Another cloth that I tried is a cloth that has similarities to the infamous ballband:
I found this pattern in Barbara Walker's "A Treasury of Knitting Patterns". The stitch is called the "basket stitch" and can also be found here. I think ball band lovers will like this one. I used Bernat Handcrafter - robins egg with the chenille.
Juat to be a little different I thought I would try this one - "Garter Stitch Puff Stripe".
I got the idea from Nicky Epstein's Knitting over the Edge. This one almost feels like it is a double knitted fabric. The cloth is super thick and cushy. I think it would make a good pot holder. The reverse side has its own special pattern as well. I used Sugar & Cream - rose pink with the chenille:
The next one I tried was Monika's (Smoking Hot Needles) Garter Slip Stitch Dishcloth pattern. This one is wonderful with the chenille and the cotton (Sugar & Cream - rose pink) . I love the finished cloth.
This is the back...which is pretty, too! You can find this super easy pattern here.
Then last but not least I once again returned to Grandmother's favorite, but this time I did stripes for some variety. One with varigated peaches and cream - shade denim and the chenille stripes:
...and one striped with the solid cotton Bernat Handcrafter - robin egg in addition to the chenille:
I've knit all these cloths and I still have lots more chenille to knit...so I'm sure I'll be keeping my eyes open for some more interesting patterns to knit!
I am now ready for a new and different project after I get one loose end finished up!
happy knitting :)