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posted by [personal profile] piglet at 05:54pm on 22/09/2008 under
For washing dishes & wiping counters.

4-ply kitchen cotton, such as Peaches & Creme or Sugar & Cream. (Peaches & Creme has the best colors: http://www.peaches-creme.com/store-pc.htm ).

Using US 5 (3.75mm) needles, cast on 31 stitches. Garter start & end rows. Pattern: 2 rows garter; 2 rows 1x1 rib, k3 edges.

If using long-tail cast-on, do Row 1 once before starting Rows 1-4. (If using thumb loops cast-on, do Row 1 twice before starting Rows 1-4.)

Row 1: Slip 1, K30.
Row 2: repeat Row 1.
Row 3: Slip 1, K2, *(p1k1)12, p1, k3.
Row 4: Slip 1, K2, *(k1p1)12, k4.

Repeat row 1 - 4 twelve times.

Repeat row 1 three times. Cast off. Weave in end(s).

This can also be worked very attractively in two colors, using 1 color for the garter rows and another for the 1x1 ribbing rows. Uses 1 oz. of yarn. Measures 7" x 7.5" when wet & in use.
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posted by [personal profile] firecat at 11:18pm on 22/09/2008
grabbed!
 
posted by [identity profile] porcinea.livejournal.com at 01:13am on 23/09/2008
I adapted the pattern off a ball band, but I can't find it, so I can't give full credit to the original designer. I will edit this post if I do find it.
 
posted by [identity profile] charlottezweb.livejournal.com at 11:35pm on 22/09/2008
Let me just add that this is also my favorite dishcloth--it freaking rocks!
 
posted by [identity profile] porcinea.livejournal.com at 01:14am on 23/09/2008
Yay!

I'm not sure how big I made the one I gave you -- it might be bigger than these. I like the 7" version very much. The 45 stitch version is freaking enormous, by comparison. But you'll see, soon.
 
posted by [identity profile] alice-q.livejournal.com at 11:41pm on 22/09/2008
I will be adding this to my rotation. I have bags and bags of Sugar & Cream, in multiple colors. (I'm not sure what possessed me.)

I use bits like this as washcloths also. Because of the configuration of my shower, I add a crocheted loop to the washcloths, so I can hang them up to dry (and differentiate them from dish cloths).
 
posted by [identity profile] porcinea.livejournal.com at 12:04am on 23/09/2008
I've been wondering if I needed to add loops to these, or not. I can see how differentiation would help.
 
posted by [identity profile] redandfiery.livejournal.com at 07:45am on 23/09/2008
*wishes for the umpty-dozenth time that Sugar & Cream were available in the UK*

We can only get dishcloth cotton in white and ecru, and it's *so* dull to knit up. :(
 
posted by [identity profile] coyotegoth.livejournal.com at 01:20am on 25/09/2008
Did you see this? Thanks again!
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posted by [identity profile] aquaeri.livejournal.com at 06:34am on 29/09/2008
So, I was doing the dishes last night, and there was something that didn't want to come off with my usual dishbrush, but wiped right off with a chux, and I thought "chux aren't really durable enough", so I'm going to make up one of these and see how I go. Cotton of that thickness isn't really generally available in Australia, so I'm using a leftover of my bamboo cotton. Otherwise, I should probably use double thickness of the generic knitting cotton here.

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