Knitting stuff and going on and on.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

A very colourful day.

My screw up newest pattern.


Bernat Handicrafter worsted weight cotton.
5 mm knitting needles.
Tapestry needle.


Cast on 2 sts.

Row 1: K1, K F&B, K1 (Three stitches)
Row 2: K1, YO, K1, YO, K1 (Five Stitches)
Row 3: K1, YO, K3, YO, K1 (Seven Stitches)

Continue to start every subsequent row with K1, YO, Knit middle stitches and end with YO, K1.

Once you have a total of 47 stitches on the needles do two rows in the following manner:

K1, YO, K a few, left slant decrease (K2tog for me), knit most of the middle stitches, right slant decrease (SSK for me), K a few more, YO, K1.

Realize that you are not decreasing the amount of stitches on the needle. Mutter a little, get annoyed with yourself.

Do all remaining rows up until there are only 6? (how in the heck did that happen!?) sts left as:

K1, YO, Knit a few, Left slant decrease, Knit a few, Left slant decrease, Knit most of the middle (until you have no middle left), Right slant decrease, Knit a few, Right slant decrease, Knit a few, YO, K1.

Try not to forget a decrease on your rows. If you do, mutter some more, throw in an extra decrease in the row you are on when you realize what you have done. If you are nearer to the left, throw in a right slant decrease, if you are nearer to the right, throw in a left slant decrease. Try not to do that too often or you will get the asymetrical curves that are on mine.

Realize that the "dishcloth" in not even close to what you were trying to do. It is not just hanging weirdly off the needles, it IS weird. Shrug and decide that it isn't so bad that you are going to rip it out.

Do another 8 rows as:

K1, YO, Left slant decrease, right slant decrease, YO, K1.

Row 9: K1, Left slant decrease, YO, Right slant decrease, K1 (5 sts)
Row 10: Left slant decrease, S the YO purlwise, Right slant decrease (3 sts)
Row 11: K3
Row 12: K3tog
Pull yarn through and break.
Weave in ends
Fold skinny, odd looking, loop part down to top of umm... petal/leaf shaped thingy you just knit.
Sew on a bead or button to match hole in loop.

Sigh, wonder why you keep thinking you are clever. Hang it up on your wall or cupboard. It's really not that bad after all even if it won't lie flat.

I dyed yarn for two days. Eleven skeins dyed and named. Names and close ups tomorrow.

Who says t.v. is bad for children? It keeps them out of the time out chair and Mommies/Caregivers sane and not hoarse from yelling for order. One child who doesn't come over very often really changes the dynamics of the household.

A beautiful way to end the day. "Red Sky at Night, Sailors Delight, ..."


  • i like the dishcloth, and i don't find it at all wonky. and your pattern commentary made me laugh.

    By Blogger carrie, at 9:49 PM, October 03, 2006  

  • Oh Dorothy! I love the colors of the beautiful, beautiful yarn. You do such amazing work. Do you spin your own yarn, too? (I've been knitting with my friend the Wine tonight so maybe you've said this before and I missed it....)

    And the TV is a fabulous mother/babysitter's helper. I am a devoted aunt and I love the TV. :)

    By Blogger Kristy, at 11:16 PM, October 03, 2006  

  • Wow, I so love your self dyed yarn, these colors cheered me up considerably just by looking at the pic! Great work! And thanks so much for sharing the pattern!

    By Anonymous Dipsy D., at 12:46 AM, October 04, 2006  

  • I think the dishcloth is lovely -- and I can't wait to hear the skein names.

    By Blogger Liz K., at 7:51 AM, October 04, 2006  

  • that is a lot of dyeing. beautiful and bright colors. I'll be watching out for your walk.

    By Blogger judy, at 8:39 AM, October 04, 2006  

  • Beautiful colors -- can't wait to see the close-ups of the yarn!

    I love the leaf dishcloth -- pretty! And, the pattern is a hoot! :-D

    By Anonymous Amber, at 1:05 PM, October 04, 2006  

  • Great dishcloth! If you can do this, you can do socks :)

    By Blogger tonni, at 6:15 PM, October 04, 2006  

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