Patterns for Putzes

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Pinwheel Dishcloth

Here is my other creation from February 2000. Thank you Mary Mort, for finding it for me since mine had disappeared!

Pinwheel Dishcloth

The eyelet triangle used for this pattern is from the Magical Mitered Vest Pattern copyright Jill Vosburg 1998, all rights reserved. http://www.justonemorerow.com/ The triangle is used here with her permission. This dishcloth pattern may be shared freely if this entire copyright notice is included.

As for the rest of the pattern, it was developed by Janine Tinklenberg (JanTink@sbcglobal.net), who gives you permission to share it freely as long as this copyright notice is included.

Four triangles make up the dishcloth. The long (right) sides of the triangle become the outside edges of the dishcloth.

1 skein worsted weight cotton, such as Sugar 'n Cream
size 7 or 8 needles
crochet hook size G

Cast on 21 sts.
Row 1: (Wrong side) Sl 1, k to end of row (ridge).
Row 2: Sl 1, k2tog, k to end of row.
Row 3: Sl 1, work (p2tog, yo) to last 3 sts, p2, k1
Row 4: Repeat row 2.
Row 5: Repeat row 1 (ridge made).
Row 6: Repeat row 2.
Row 7: Sl 1, p to last st, k1.
Row 8: Repeat row 2.
Repeat rows 1-8 until 4 sts remain, ready to work a wrong side row next.

Sl 1, p2, k1, turn.
Sl 1, k2tog, k1, turn.
Sl 1, p1, k1, turn.
Sl 1, k2tog, turn.
Sl 1, p1, turn.
K2tog.

First triangle made.


Pick up stitches along straight (left) edge of triangle until you have a total of 21 sts. Work a 2nd triangle the same way as the first. Repeat for a 3rd triangle. (You are adding the triangles in a counter-clockwise direction.)



Pick up 21 stitches for the 4th and final triangle. Work 4th triangle as follows:

Row 1: (Wrong side) Sl 1, k to end of row (ridge).
Row 2: Pick up stitch on side of 1st triangle, p tog with first stitch, k2tog, k to end of row.
Row 3: Sl 1, work (p2tog, yo) to last 3 sts, p2, k1
Row 4: Repeat row 2.
Row 5: Repeat row 1 (ridge made).
Row 6: Repeat row 2.
Row 7: Sl 1, p to last st, k1.
Row 8: Repeat row 2.

Repeat rows 1-8 until 4 sts remain, ready to work a wrong side row next.

Pick up stitch on side of 1st triangle, p tog with first stitch, p2, k1, turn.
Sl 1, k2tog, k1, turn.
Pick up stitch on side of 1st triangle, p tog with first stitch, p1, k1, turn.
Sl 1, k2tog, turn.
Pick up stitch on side of 1st triangle, p tog with first stitch, p1, turn.
K2tog.

You should have enough loops on the cast on edge of the first triangle to attach the 4th triangle by picking up stitches and purling them with the first stitch in the row. Periodically eyeball and smooth it to make sure it is laying flat and that you aren't crowding the rows or spacing them too far apart.

After you have finished knitting the 4th triangle, sc around the outside, doing 3 sc in each corner. Cut yarn and weave in ends. If you are a crochetophobe, you may substitute applied i-cord, but this is a dishcloth for petesakes!

For a lacy looking face cloth (yes it's that pretty!), do a nice crocheted shell stitch around the edge.For a different look make two opposing triangles one color and the other two triangles a different color (helps use up those leftover bits from other dishcloths!). Or make every triangle a different color for a really great look!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Slip-Stitch Dishcloth

This is great for using up odd bits of cotton yarn as it is knit in stripes. I used a solid Sugar n' Cream (mauve) and a variegated (mauve, blue and cream) Sugar n' Cream and the results were quite ravishing IMHO, but one could easily make it in more colors than 2. It has great texture on both sides and should make a good dish or wash (face) cloth. The pattern is the 2 Color Loop pattern from Harmony Guide to 440 More Knitting Stitches (page 74).

Pattern: Cast on 43 stitches using US size 8 needles.
Note: All slip sts should be slipped purlwise.

First row: (right) Using color A knit.
2nd row: Using A purl.
3rd row: Using B k1, *sl1, k1; repeat from * to end.
4th row: As 3rd row.
5th row: Using B knit.
6th row: Using B purl.
7th row: Using A k2, sl1, *k1, sl1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
8th row: Using A p1, k1, *sl1, k1; rep from * to last st, p1.

Repeat these 8 rows until desired length is reached (I did 8 pattern repeats) then repeat row 1 and 2 and bind off. Do not cut yarn.

To neaten up selvage edges, single crochet with a size H crochet hook down the selvage on one side. Fasten off. Then join yarn at other selvage, and single crochet that side too. This turned out a bit wavy, but I couldn't think of a better way to cover the rather yucky edges otherwise.

Friday, March 03, 2006

The Fuzz That Ate My Teacher Scarf


1 skein Paton's Divine
Pair of size 15 (10mm) needles

Cast on 18 stitches using the long tail cast-on.

Knit 5 rows (garter stitch)

On row 6, *knit wrapping yarn twice around needle.

On next row, knit dropping extra wrap on each stitch.

Knit 4 more rows. Repeat from * until scarf is desired length.