I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I usually get out of a knitting slump by knitting a dishcloth or two. What I usually don’t do is knit six.
But that’s what I did this time.
First I made a Linoleum Dishcloth using small balls of leftover yarn. I’ve knit this once before, but only using three colors instead of five.
Then I made a Clover Tweed using dark green and a small leftover ball of variegated yarn. This one might be my favorite of all that I knit and I will definitely be making this pattern again.
After that, I still wasn’t ready to quit so I cast on a Harmonic Mosaic Cloth. I have made one of these before (a LONG time ago) and like how easily memorized the pattern is while still giving great results.
I let Gavin choose the next one out of my queue and stash. He chose a Garter Rib Dishcloth in light blue. This one is pretty tiny; next time I would add a pattern repeat to get more of a “usual” dishcloth size. This is a two-row pattern and therefore very easily memorized.
Next, I knit a Little Tent Dishcloth, which turned out huge. I would definitely remove a pattern repeat if I were to make this again.
And last of all, a Checker-Square Garter Dishcloth. I removed a pattern repeat, which made it the perfect size. I wish it were a charted pattern though! Knitting from row-by-row instructions makes for very tedious TV knitting.
And there you have it: six new dishcloths and a happily knitting Kate.
I KNIT SOMETHING!
And not only did I start something, I actually finished it since taking this picture earlier today.
I’m declaring this knitting slump over, but I need to find something else to make before I lose momentum. I’m thinking probably one more dishcloth and then on to bigger and better things.
This is the Linoleum Dishcloth knit using all leftovers. I just used the pink and yellow until they gave out and have about five yards of the blue left.
I recently started reading The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers. I knew nothing about the book when I started reading it and, four chapters in, I’m still not quite sure what it’s about. But the characters are fascinating and I love early 20th century America, so I’m enjoying it.
My first pattern is up today! Winkel-Winken is a chevron hat for adults that uses mosaic knitting. I had a lot of fun knitting the samples because the pattern is quick and has great results! I could see this being really fun knit in grey and a neon color, but it also works in a more subtle color palette like the grey on grey my husband requested.
Gavin says he likes his because it’s warm, it’s cool but classic, and it fits well. What more could you ask for from a hat?
The mosaic knitting helps to keep you warm but is simpler to knit than fair isle would be and keeps the hat stretchier to fit many sizes! The brim can be folded up or left down and the hat can be worn slouchy or snug. It’s a very versatile design. Check out the design page for more info and to purchase the pattern!