31 August 2008 @ 07:53 am
Batty wash/dish cloth pattern  

But I wanted to try some graph paper I worked out for making washcloths. This worked for me just fine with worsted weight cotton. I think I used sugar-n-cream (the ball band had fallen off).
I used Own-Two_Hands method and my own graph paper.

(shown with the purl side since it showed up the pattern better)
Using needles that are a bit smaller then the recommended for your yarn, cast on 40 stitches.
Row 1-knit
Row 2-knit
Row 3-knit
Row 4-knit
Row 5-knit
Row 6-knit
Row 7-k3,p34,k3
Row 8-knit
Row 9-k3,p34,k3
Row 10-knit
Row 11-k3,p34,k3
Row 12-knit
Row 13-k3,p34,k3
Row 14-knit
Row 15-k3,p34,k3
Row 16-k5,p1,k28,p1,k5
Row 17-k3,p2,k1,p4,k1,p6,k1,p4,k1,p6,k1,p4,k1,p2,k3
Row 18-k5,p2,k3,p1,k7,p1,k2,p1,k7,p1,k3,p2,k5
Row 19-k3,p2,k2,p2,k3,p3,k1,p3,k2,p3,k1,p3,k3,p2,k2,p2,k3
Row 20-k5,p3,k1,p3,k2,p2,k2,p4,k2,p2,k2,p3,k1,p3,k5
Row 21-k3,p2,k8,p1,k3,p1,k4,p1,k3,p1,k8,p2,k3
Row 22-k5,p30,k5
Row 23-k3,p2,k30,p2,k3
Row 24-k5,p30,k5
Row 25-k3,p2,k30,p2,k3
Row 26-k5,p30,k5
Row 27-k3,p2,k30,p2,k3
Row 28-k5,p12,k1,p4,k1,p12,k5
Row 29-k3,p2,k11,p2,k4,p2,k11,p2,k3
Row 30-k5,p10,k2,p6,k2,p10,k5
Row 31-k3,p2,k10,p2,k6,p2,k10,p2,k3
Row 32-k5,p10,k2,p6,k2,p10,k5
Row 33-k3,p3,k9,p2,k2,p2,k2,p2,k9,p3,k3
Row 34-k7,p8,k2,p1,k4,p1,k2,p8,k7
Row 35-k3,p5,k7,p10,k7,p5,k3
Row 36-k9,p6,k10,p6,k9
Row 37-k3,p7,k6,p8,k6,p7,k3
Row 38-k11,p6,k6,p6,k11
Row 39-k3,p9,k6,p4,k6,p9,k3
Row 40-k13,p6,k2,p6,k13
Row 41-k3,p34,k3
Row 42-knit
Row 43-k3,p34,k3
Row 44-knit
Row 45-k3,p34,k3
Row 46-knit
Row 47-k3,p34,k3
Row 48-knit
Row 49-k3,p34,k3
Row 50-knit
Row 51-k3,p34,k3
Row 52-knit
Row 53-knit
Row 54-knit
Row 55-knit
Row 56-knit
Row 57-knit
Bind off, weave in ends. Block lightly.
Whew. Okay.. now I understand why to make the alternated pattern with the purl and knit stitches clearly marked. I knit it off the basic graph, but writing the pattern, I'm so glad I had it the other way as well!
Here are the graphs if you prefer to work that way.

With purls and knits marked, shaded blocks are knit stitches.

I recommend using a post it to keep track of where you are in the pattern.
AND! Last but not least, the actual real reason I knit a batty wash cloth.. the graph paper..
It's marked every ten rows/stitches from the bottom up.



TOS? Pretty simple. Use it if you want to. If you post patterns to the net, I'd love to see them. You have my permission to use it for classes.

More later. I've got pretty pictures for you I took out walking yesterday at Potter's Marsh.
 
 
Feeling: accomplishedaccomplished