Sunday, March 04, 2007

An assortment of cloths

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 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 :)


  1. Pretty pastel colours - my other favourite colour scheme.

  2. you've been a busy dishcloth knitting girl! I love the diagonal ripple one and the nicky epstein one! very cool. :)

  3. Very cute - and great links for the patterns - thanks!

  4. wow! so many new dishcloths and they all look great, too! : )

  5. Very nice - I especially like that puffy garter stripe one. Thanks for the links!!

  6. Have you seen the new Fiber Femmes yet? They have dishcloth patterns in their new issue. You've been quite busy! Nice job!

  7. Wow! I think I'll start calling you dish cloth lady! :):) All beautiful, but my favorite is the wavy yellow and white one! Just beautiful!

  8. OOOH Pretty! I really like the pink ones. Love the patterns. No off to find another yummy goodie to bake.

  9. Wow! You are lightening with a pair of knitting needles attached! I can't believe how fast you can pump out the fo's! All very pretty! I love how they look with the addition of the chenille! :)


  10. It's a dishcloth bonanza! What a pretty assortment of cloths you have there.

  11. I made tons of dishcloths a few years ago, and now I can't seem to get back into it. They'd be good for getting through Japanese class (shh don't tell my teacher!)

    I like the chenille and cotton combo. I have chenille, but the colors are very dark. I guess I can call them 'goth cloths'.

  12. Very nice cloths. The one pattern reminds me of the Mason-Dixon Burping cloth

  13. Wow, those are all gorgeous! I love the chenille/cotton combos!


  15. That's it!! Diagonal Ripple! You are so good for spotting that!


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