Sunday, February 25, 2018

Diagonal Braid Stitch Pattern

Have you joined the Yarn Hoarder's Dishcloth Challenge? I have and I am having fun.  Amber is hosting this challenge over on Instagram and it's pretty simple.  You knit a dishcloth each week, post a picture, use the hashtag #yarnhoarderdishclothchallenge and feel very pleased with yourself that you are getting a jump start on gift giving :)

For this week's cloth I decided to use the Diagonal Braid stitch and turn it into a dishcloth.  I was so pleased with it that I wanted to share the stitch pattern with you.

Diagonal Braid Stitch

Yarn  50 grams dishcloth cotton (Dishie or Berrnat Handicrafter)

 Needle  3.75 mm or 4 mm or 4.5 mm (I prefer a smaller needle to make a tighter fabric)

Cast on 36 sts  (or any multiple of 4 sts )

Row 1 - *k2, p2* repeat to end of row
Row 2 - *k2, p2* repeat to end of row
Row 3 - *p1, k2, p1* repeat to end of row
Row 4 - *k1, p2, k1* repeat to end of row
Row 5 - *p2, k2* repeat to end of row
Row 6 - *p2, k2* repeat to end of row
Row 7 - *k1, p2, k1* repeat to end of row
Row 8 - *p1, k2, p1* repeat to end of row

Repeat these 8 rows until desired length

Cast off in pattern

I hope you enjoy

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Transitions to Spring Kit

The Fibre Friends have been at it again.  The 2018 Spring kit is here!  

 Caroline and Adrienne have outdone themselves again.  This large project bag is one of my favourites - it has flowers on it :)  and Adrienne's yarn is absolutely beautiful.  The colours go so well together and fits our theme of Transitions to Spring perfectly.  She has even named these colour ways Muck and Thaw.

When I sat down to design these fingerless mitts I was thinking about those early, spring days when gardeners just can't wait to get out into their gardens.  It's on these chilly days that fingerless mitts are the perfect accessory to pull back the mulch and look for the first signs of spring poking up through the ground.

Thanks Mom, you make a great hand model :)

My Dad on the other hand thinks they would make great fishing mitts!  What would you wear them for?