Monday, August 07, 2006

 

Dishtowel

The other day the hubby was bemoaning the state of our dishtowels. the lightbulb of enlightenment went off, and a ballband dishtowel is now on the needles.
This is Bernat Handicrafter cotton. I do like the way the colours are creating their own pattern. Not planned. Didn't even think about it until I took this picture and saw it. Funny how things look different once you see them in a picture!

Comments:
hi there,
great idea to use the ballband pattern to make a dishtowel. you've inspired me to try one also. would you mind posting how much larger you made the dishtowel than what the pattern for the washrag originally states? i am a fairly new knitter and haven't been brave enough to alter an existing pattern yet!! for now i have to rely on all you pros out there! thanks!
 
Mmmmm. Pretty. Like clouds! Don't you just love what the ombres will do?
 
This is great. Now I want to go out and by the yarn to make myself a set of ballband dishtowels.
 
Hmmm, it ain't a perfect modification, but I made it 67 stitches wide. After the first 2 rows of knit/purl, I did 3 stitches,slip one, knit 5, slip one knit 5, slip one and repeat to end. On the next row of ballbands I did knit 6, slip one, knit 5 slip one, knit 5 slip one repeat to end. Hope that makes sense. If not, just drop me a line on my blog: www.knitting-knit.blogspot.com
 
carol, thanks for your insight (and instructions!). can't wait to cast on!
 
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