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Dishcloths of 2012 CAL...........


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Count me in as well! I have just started a simple one and need to get back on it! I have the problem of always starting a new project before I can finish the first one.

 

Maybe this will keep me moving?!?!?

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I'm almost finished with one. Simple diagonol garter stitch but has an owl done with cable stitches in one corner.

 

I'll post a picture, when I learn how to use my camera and when I then learn how to post a picture.

 

Next, I'll probably do the dishcloth Ann mentioned.

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Whipped this up in about 30 minutes earlier. Needed an easy project to clear my head.

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Pretty!! I often feel that handmade dishcloths are almost too pretty to use, and this one fits into that category.

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Whipped this up in about 30 minutes earlier. Needed an easy project to clear my head.

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:manyheart Love it! Care to share the pattern?

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I would love to jump in and join this CAL. I am always making dish and wash cloths....I have created an addiction in many friends/family to using them :lol I both knit and crochet the cloths and love to find new patterns.

 

tiffer...your washcloth is beautiful. However, the last time I made a beautiful round doily-like dishcloth for my mom she wouldn't use it. When I went home for Thanksgiving it was being used as a doily :think

 

Have fun this year everyone :yay

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I started this one yesterday. You just have to know how to slip, knit and purl. It's the first time I had to slip, so I learned something! :)

 

CO 42 stitches gave me four extra stitches not needed for the stitch pattern - also was working up bigger than 8". I started over doing CO 38

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I counted last night and in the past couple of months I have made a dozen dishcloths, all but one, knit. I guess I can retire all the faded,raggedy ones I've been using and put some of the new ones into service. Since I'm a beginner knitter, a lot of them are a bit lopsided. I'll keep the ones that look nice for gifts and use the rest myself.

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CO 42 stitches gave me four extra stitches not needed for the stitch pattern - also was working up bigger than 8". I started over doing CO 38

:think I wonder if I did something wrong? Not that I've ever misinterpreteded a pattern before! :lol

 

Hi gals! I'll come in and play now and then as time permits! I have two tubs of cotton yarn and am not afraid to use it!!!!

 

kuddles

:cheer Mama K is gonna play! :yay

 

I counted last night and in the past couple of months I have made a dozen dishcloths, all but one, knit. I guess I can retire all the faded,raggedy ones I've been using and put some of the new ones into service. Since I'm a beginner knitter, a lot of them are a bit lopsided. I'll keep the ones that look nice for gifts and use the rest myself.

That's what I do. Most of mine have been knit too. I make them, if they look good, they're a gift, if not, they're mine! :lol

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I counted last night and in the past couple of months I have made a dozen dishcloths, all but one, knit. I guess I can retire all the faded,raggedy ones I've been using and put some of the new ones into service. Since I'm a beginner knitter, a lot of them are a bit lopsided. I'll keep the ones that look nice for gifts and use the rest myself.

 

 

I just started to get back into knitting them to keep my basic knitting skills in place. I made one for Thanksgiving and have a Christmas one I want to finish before too long so it doesn't get lost. I was surprised at how many knit ones I had made last year when I was digging out the holiday decorations. I have several Christmas and Valentine's knit ones. However, the non-holiday ones seem to be crochet that work up faster for me.

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I have never made a dishcloth before but I would love to join you CAL. I always use store bought sponges to wash dishes....do you find crocheted dish clothes to work just as well or better?

 

Personally, I prefer the handmade cotton cloths to anything I've ever found in a store. The cotton is breath-able, totally washable and dry-able, and they hold up well to the abuse that I put them through. I made one last month, and while I love it, I am making another one with a smaller hook because when it's wet it has gaps in it that are larger than I like. Usually I prefer the knitted cloths, although I did receive on that is made using the afghan stitch and that's a close 2nd... until I get the pattern/hook size figured out for this other one! :lol I do not like using a sponge, because they harbor bacteria and are difficult to keep clean. It will be great to have you join us, and after you've made a cloth or two and tried it out, you'll have to let us know which you prefer!! :yay

 

My suggestion is to start off with something relatively small, and with a relatively small stitch (like sc or hdc), if you're used to "sponge size". Otherwise you may end up with more cloth than you'd like.

 

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:think I wonder if I did something wrong? Not that I've ever misinterpreteded a pattern before! :lol

 

You didn't do anything wrong if you like it. I just prefer to keep my dishcloths around 8" approx. because they stretch when wet.

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I made one last month, and while I love it, I am making another one with a smaller hook because when it's wet it has gaps in it that are larger than I like. Usually I prefer the knitted cloths, although I did receive on that is made using the afghan stitch and that's a close 2nd... until I get the pattern/hook size figured out for this other one!

 

 

I usually knit dishcloths but awhile ago I made a round crocheted one and when wet the holes/gaps were way too big.

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I usually knit dishcloths but awhile ago I made a round crocheted one and when wet the holes/gaps were way too big.

 

Yep, same issue I'm having. That's why I decided to try again using a smaller hook. :) I don't like them too large, either, because I tend to be in a hurry when I'm washing dishes, and the ends of the cloth have been known to "slap" me with the dishwater!! :rofl

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Howdy,

Stalked the last "Dish cloths of" Cal and now I'm stalking this one. I always love seeing what everyone's made. Anywho, I decided to share one I made today and also share the pattern with ya'll. It is knit but it has a crocheted edging. I think it really adds to this dishcloth.

 

Thanks for looking!!

 

Julee

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Howdy,

Stalked the last "Dish cloths of" Cal and now I'm stalking this one. I always love seeing what everyone's made. Anywho, I decided to share one I made today and also share the pattern with ya'll. It is knit but it has a crocheted edging. I think it really adds to this dishcloth.

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Thanks for looking!!

 

Julee

 

Great job Julee.....don't knit but it is a nice looking dishcloth!

kuddles

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I am trying to hold on to the basic knitting skills I have so I finished a Lucky Clover one for St. Patrick's Day and posted the picture on my blog. I am still amazed at how much LONGER it takes me to knit than it does to crochet. While I am never going to be a great knitter, I refuse to give up the basic skills I have, they are useful for small projects.

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Howdy,

Stalked the last "Dish cloths of" Cal and now I'm stalking this one. I always love seeing what everyone's made. Anywho, I decided to share one I made today and also share the pattern with ya'll. It is knit but it has a crocheted edging. I think it really adds to this dishcloth.

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Thanks for looking!!

 

Julee

 

I like the colors and the combination of skills.

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