So apparently this is going to be a yearly thing? Here’s your dishcloth for 2022. Enjoy!
*looks around* Hey y’all, 2020 was WEIRD, wasn’t it? *laughs nervously*
Anyway, I’m back (today) and this time I brought knitting patterns! Dishcloths to be exact, one for every day of the week.
I tried to make every cloth the same size, but guys, some of these days just have TOO MANY LETTERS. Anyhow, you can download any day of the week from my Ravelry Store for just $1 each, OR you can get the entire set for $5 here! The 2021 dishcloth is a bonus pattern, available for free here. If you are not on Ravelry for whatever reason, you can purchase the patterns directly from me via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope that this post finds you well, and safe. Hopefully we will be on the other side of this pandemic by the Fall. Cheers!
After I finished the garter stitch layette, I was ready for something a little less garter-stitch-paired-with-unusual-constructiony, so I went for Diane Soucy’s Easy Baby Cardigan.
I love this pattern. It’s so quick and easy, and very very cute. I like to make the collared version, so as soon as I cast off, I started thinking about a hat to go with it, and finally came up with this:
And so can you!
Using a circular needle appropriate for magic looping, CO 3 stitches.
Slide them to the other side of the needle as if to start an icord. Make into each stitch a twirly tendril (as shown in this youtube video from Cat Bordhi. Use the the Annie Modesitt way she shows you first). Slide stitches to other end of needle as if for another row of icord. Kfb into each stitch so you now have 6 sts. Begin working in magic loop with 3 stitches on each needle. Knit one round plain.
rnd 1: yo, k1, repeat to end
rnd 2 and all even rounds: knit plain
(don’t forget to knit into back loops of the yarn overs to twist them shut)
rnd 3: yo, k2, repeat to end
rnd 5: yo, k3, repeat to end
rnd 7: yo, k4, repeat to end
continue as established until you have 27 sts on each needle.
Stop increasing and work in stst until the hat measures 3.75″ from last increase round.
To form a picot edge, work one round of yo, k2tog around, then work about 1/2 inch stst stitch. BO loosely and break yarn, leaving a long tail for hemming. Fold over to the inside from the yo row and hem down.
Use this cap to embellish your favorite fresh baby!
I’ve had a pretty little ball of Classic Elite Inca Print in my stash for a long time now. I think it was the first alpaca yarn I ever purchased and, until now, I could never figure out what to do with it. Now that it’s officially the middle of August and with giftmas fast approaching, I finally thought of something to make with the Inca Print. YaYa Mitts!!
These mitts will knit up quickly and with just 50 grams would make a lovely, inexpensive gift for anyone (with women’s size medium hands) on your list. Sadly, the Inca Print is now discontinued, but any DK weight yarn would work.
Materials: 50 grams of any DK weight yarn.
Size 5 needles
Cast on 36 stitches. (I found a great tutorial for casting on 2 at a time here.)
Work in 2×2 rib (K2, P2) for 1.75 inches
Knit 1, CO 8 stitches (I used the backward loop method), Knit 1, K2, P2 to the end of the round.
Rounds 1-4: K2, P2 to the end
Round 5: K2, P2tog, K2, P2tog, K2, P2 to the end of the round.
Rounds 6-9: K2, P1, K2, P1, K2, P2 to the end of the round.
Round 10: K1, P2tog, K1, P2tog, K2, P2 to the end of the round.
Rounds 11-14: K1, P1, K1, P1, K2, P2 to the end of the round.
Round 15: P2tog, P2tog, K2, P2 to the end of the round.
Rounds 16-19: P2, K2 to the end of the round
Round 20: K2tog, K2tog, K2, P2
Continue to work in established 2×2 rib pattern until the mitt is the desired length or until you run out of yarn. BO loosely in pattern (I recommend JSSBO) and weave in ends.
Since I made mine on the short side, I have enough of the Inca Print to make a second pair!
Doozer’s favorite game to play is fetch. His favorite toy to play with is this one from Petstages, but he keeps loosing them. I suspect there is a cache of them underneath the stove. Since I am lazy today and much prefer knitting to pulling out the stove, I made him this cat toy:
It is knitted on two needles using the magic loop method. Don’t bother weaving in your ends. The cat won’t care.
Teeny Tiny Christmas Sock (Toe-Up/Magic Loop)
An Ornament for your tree
Materials: Some left over sock yarn
Needles: US Size 0
Gauge: Teeny Tiny
Using Judy’s Magic CO, cast on 6 stitches (3 per needle). Knit one round (knitting into the back of each stitch on the second needle according to the directions found here).
Round 1: [Knit 1, YO, K1, YO, K1]
Round 2: Knit, closing up the YO’s by knitting into the back of the loop.
Round 3: [K1, YO, K3, YO, K1]
Round 4: same as round 2. There are now 14 stitches total.
Work plain stockingette stitch for 7 or 8 rounds.
Short row heel:
Knit to last two stitches, wrap and turn the next stitch*.
Slip wrapped stitch. Purl to last two stitches, wrap and turn.
Slip wrapped stitch. K2, wrap and turn.
Slip wrapped stitch. P1, wrap and turn.
Slip wrapped stitch. K1. The next stitch to be worked is a wrapped stitch. Work wrap**. Turn.
Slip 1, P1. Work wrap. Turn
Slip 1, K2. Work wrap. Turn.
Slip 1, P3. Work wrap, turn.
Slip 1. Knit to the gap. SSK.
Resume working in the round, knitting across the “instep” stitches.
SSK the two gaped stitches (the first two stitches on the heel). YO, K3, YO, K1. (When you come to the YOs on the next round, close them up by knitting through the back loop.)
Work plain stockingette stitch for 8 rounds.
Work 3 rows 1×1 rib.
Bind off all stitches, leaving an 8 inch tail to make a hanging loop.
*Wrap and Turn (knit side): with the yarn in front, slip the next stitch. Turn work. Yarn will now be in back. Move yarn to front. For purl side wraps, move yarn to back of work before slipping the stitch.
**Work Wrap: From the knit side, lift the wrap over the stitch and onto the needle and knit the wrap and the stitch together through the back loop (tbl).
Teeny Tiny Sock is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
Based on a work at knittinginterrupted.com.