Saturday, April 19, 2008

...finishing up my post from the other day

Yes, I did tell you I had a few more things to show you.

Another honeycomb cloth...this time a solid:
I really love this cloth. Marie made it out of self striping yarn that is awesome. Check her cloth out here.

To help Olly in her quest for different looking cloths knit diagonally, I found a few for her that look very interesting. In addition to one of my all-time favorite the diagonal ripple, which is the only one of the lot that I had done myself, here are a few I found:
Then once again in ravelry, I found Rhonda's baby blanket knit on the diagonal with bee stitch. There was no pattern as how to do it, but it was super easy to figure it out on my own. All it is grandmother's favorite, but instead of garter stitch you use the bee stitch. I felt compelled to try it out, not as a blanket but as a cloth:

First as a solid,
Then variegated,
What you end up with is a very nicely textured cloth, but it ends up being a very soft wash cloth, in fact a perfect washcloth. The knit stitch reminds me of a thermal blanket. I love it!

Since I knit baby blankets for my church using grandmother's favorite. The Deacons give them out to the babies being baptized in the church. Here is one of my most recent ones I finished:
Our prayer shawl group sews on a tiny gold cross in one of the corners. This one still needs it's cross. I have to admit, they do get to be a little bit boring.

Now I know what I am going to make for my next one...you guess right...the diagonal bee stitch :) Oh, the possibilities, need I say more!!

Happy knitting everyone :)

19 comments:

  1. I need to try that stitch it looks awesome. You are so kind for sharing so much.

    Hugs!!!

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  2. Oooooooooh !!! Thanks for all of the dishcloth patterns. I do like the self-striping and the variegated cloths also !!!

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  3. I still gotta find time to do that honeycomb cloth. I love the way it looks.

    I've had my eye on that one by eLoomanator for a long time.

    We can always count on you for inspiration! Thanks for all the ideas!

    Hugs!

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  4. I can't get over how industrious you are! You just zoom zoom zoom!

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  5. Love the dishcloths - now I want to make some!

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  6. I like that bee stitch, I 've never tried that before. I really like how it looks in the variegated yarn!

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  7. Ohh those are so pretty, and that is a great idea to knit baby blankets for baptisums. We got some really neat things from our church too. I should dig them out and post pictures.

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  8. Wow, you've been so busy! I really love that honeycomb dishcloth pattern. I think I'll have to check that out soon. :)

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  9. i'm taking a poll prompted by Wanda's mentioning that her peaches n cream/sugar n cream dishcloths get worn with washing. What yarn do you prefer? I've tried 2nd Hand Cotton with great results but they don't have all of the cool colors as the others. What do you think?

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  10. Very nice cloths. I really like that honeycomb. The diagonal bee stitch is a neat twist on a favorite. I'll have to try that. I love textured cloths, they're great as dust cloths! :-)

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  11. What a prolific knitter you are! I love the cloth's. The variegated adds just the right touch with no effort, just yarn! Those blankets are beautiful, but I can see how they'd be tiresome.

    Ang

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  12. look at all those cloths! and your sock pattern! and a blanket! you have been a busy knitter! : ) it all looks great!

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  13. I like the honeycomb cloth in the solid! Next opportunity I need to buy some more solid color cotton yarns. I printed off some of the patterns you linked to also -- I'm a little less than half way through all the dishcloths I was making for family, and this will inspire me to keep going. Thanks for linking to my knitting too.

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  14. The honeycomb cloth looks really nice. I like the idea of giving out the baby blankets, and the golden cross in the corner. Do you have to knit all of them either blue or pink?

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  15. Love the self striping wash cloth. (Can I admit that I've never knit a wash cloth?? I know, bad knitter!!) I love the diagonal bee stitch - adds a great texture. And the baby blanket is so pretty - I imagine the parents just love getting them :)

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  16. Uh oh, I've missed a post or two! You've really been knitting the cloths & they are gorgeous! I love the bee stitch cloth.It has a very interesting texture!

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  17. I think I like the solid honeycomb best of all! Love those textured squares too!

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