Tuesday, 25 February 2014

waffle wash cloths

 
I was looking for a small fill in project at the weekend because sometimes you need a mobile project; the granny blanket isn't too mobile now its grown. I came across lots of wash cloth patterns and tried out the grandmothers favourite which is a dishcloth but thought it would be ok for a wash cloth. I didn't like the way it finished up. It knits up so quickly but I didn't like the eyelet row on the decrease side, looked a bit out of shape to me. So I tried another pattern I found over at Creating Laura and I've now made two with more planned for this week. I'm hunting around for more bargain cotton yarn and found some at Black Sheep Wool. Funny how a fill in project ends up taking over! They make nice gifts and I have some birthdays coming up so good timing too. I found a whole bag of 100% cotton yarn in the loft, I must have bought that a few years ago (oops!). Well at least the yarn stash is being used up which is a good thing, right?

7 comments:

Jo said...

That's really funny, I always use the Grandmother's Favourite Dishcloth pattern when I'm knitting dishcloths and I've got the pattern you're using in my favourites for when I start on some face cloths. Glad to see that it knits up nicely.

Bridget said...

Found your blog through another one! I'm doing a load of washcloths at the moment. I've found a website with 150 patterns for washcloths. It's good fun looking through and decideding which one to do x

eight by six said...

Hi I remember you telling me about the dish cloth pattern. Does your come out square?

eight by six said...

Bridget let me know which patterns your try

Jo said...

It has to be manipulated a bit to make it square, but I don't mind as I only use it for washing up.

eight by six said...

I see, maybe I'll give it another go. What yarn do you use for the cloths?

Jo said...

I just use craft cotton for dishcloths. I haven't made any face cloths yet, but I've got some nicer cotton in my stash for when I do.