Saturday, September 17, 2016

Posy Dishcloth ~
 here's my cloth - I used rose and green sage...
 please take a photo of yours and post at your group yahoo album!

DAY 5 - Final Day of Rows for September Challenge KAL!

Work Picot-Cast-Off  [this will take a little bit of time, compared to our usual bind off method – be patient, the end result is worth it!]
-          Cast off 2 stitches
-          *Slip remaining stitch back  onto left-hand needle
-          Cast on 2 stitches 
-          Cast off 4 stitches*

-          Repeat from * to end of row
-          Fasten off remaining stitch
Sew side seam.  
   Admire your circular *Posy Dishcloth*!
  This is the first version of the pattern that I knit prior to bringing you the challenge KAL -
knit in purple:
       Hope you enjoyed the Challenge!
~ This pattern is from Lily ‘Sugar’n Cream’ yarn website

      DAY 4 of September  *CHALLENGE*  KAL

Row 25:  K 1, *K 8, YO* - repeat from * to last st, K 1 [92 st]

Row 26:  Purl

Row 27:  K 1, *K 9, YO* - repeat from * to last st, K 1 [102 st]

Row 28: Purl

Break yarn B; attach Color Yarn A

Row 29: With Color A, Knit across

Row 30:  Knit across

Row 31:  K 1, *K 10, YO* - repeat from * to last st, K 1 [112 st]

Row 32:  Knit across

Day 3 ... CHALLENGE September KAL

Row 17:  Knit across
Row 18:  Purl
Row 19:  K 1, *K 6, YO* - repeat from * to last st, K 1 [72 st]
Row 20:  Purl
Row 21:  K 1, *K 7, YO* - repeat from * to last st, K 1 [82 st]
Row 22:  Purl
Row 23:  Knit across
Row 24:  Purl

Thursday, September 15, 2016

September *Challenge* KAL

Monday, September 5, 2016

hi fellow knitters!
   Janet has given me the opportunity to run another KAL during the month -
 this KAL is called ...
The Challenge Opportunity!

 We will have it run from the 15th of the month thru the 19th...
rows will be emailed, also a link direct to the pattern will be given part way thru the KAL, so you can work on your own, if you want to --
then Janet's usual second KAL will begin on the 20th of the month.

   The Challenge KAL will be a bit more than what we usually knit - Janet has a wonderful and unique way of creating patterns using knit and purl stitches!  But I thought maybe *some* of you would like to branch out a bit and make use of some other techniques, styles, and stitches.

---For example, shapes of cloths - can be round, square, rectangular, etc.
---There are many patterns for dishcloths which use stitches such as herringbone, short rows, cables, picot edging, etc.
---If you haven't used double pts or circular needles, this may give you that opportunity with some chosen patterns!

   This is not going to be so difficult that you can't join in-- really, anyone can do them!   It's just another option for those of you who love doing dishcloths and want to do a 3rd one in a month or want something to give you an idea of what all you can with your knitting needles!

To get ready:
*** for this Challenge KAL you will need 2 colors of cotton yarn.
--Any colors are fine to use - choose two of your favorites!
  one of the colors does not use a full skein, so you could use some from your stash - plan on half a skein or more.
--And your favorite pair of knitting needles, size 7, or your preferred choice.

  Ten days until "Launch!"
photo:  a few sea creatures I knit for my grand-daughter, who loves the water...they were such fun knits!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

August 1st KAL

You have made Bubbles, a little fish to help with your dishes at the sink!

Hope everyone has enjoyed this KAL - please, check the link below to see the other version of Bubbles. 

Thank you so very much to Susan Mrenna -
For more variations of Bubbles, including Bubbles with a Fin, visit her designer's page at:

Bubbles is a very versatile little fish.
He can be a Baby Wash Cloth, a Scrubbie, a Dishcloth, a washcloth, a cat toy and more.
Bubbles may be made using any yarn that suits your intended purpose. Solids and
varigated yarns both work well. Use scraps and make an exotic tropical fish. Use cotton
for dish and wash cloths and acrylic or cotton for scrubbies.
Bubbles is easily adapted to many sizes by working more or fewer body rows. The mouth
and tail are the same in all sizes.
Copyright © by Susan Mrenna 2008 Knit A Little



hi fellow knitters!  ~ This is my new puppy, Rosie...

She is here to meet and greet you
   as we get ready to begin our August 1st KAL -

thank you Janet for giving me the opportunity to host this knitalong -


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Terry's Mosaic Chevron Pattern
- I chose to use green and white for my dishcloth - what colors did you use?

hi fellow knitters -
  Here are your last day of rows!

I really hope that you have enjoyed this design - I thought it was a lovely cloth -
and you could adapt it to make an afghan even-*chevron patterns* are popular now - it could make for a nice little baby blanket.
Thank you so much to our designer, Terry Liann Morris ~you can find more of her designs at Ravelry, 
and at her own site, see the end of this pattern for that info.

  Let's not forget to keep Janet in our thoughts and prayers for recuperating - we all know that can often be harder on us than the surgery!  Take care, Janet - Get Well Soon, we are eager to see you back in our next KAL  : )
Thank you for letting me host this KAL -
I've enjoyed introducing Mosaic Knitting to some of our knitters ~

    A huge thank you to designer, Terry Liann Morris ~
You can find more of her designs, mosaic and others, at, and at her site:


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

hi Fellow knitters -
  we begin our next KAL on Friday, 4/1 -
  Hope you have your 2 different skeins chosen.  Reminder:  two contrasting colors [one dark, one light works well]

I am going to tell you what we are knitting this time, just because it may be something some of you have not knit before - it is called Mosaic Knitting.
No, it is NOT difficult!  Taken one row at a time, using only one color at a time, it's fairly easy for even a beginner to learn.
Just read over these guidelines, don't worry about anything - it will all fall into place when we start knitting. 

   These are notes that the designer gave with the pattern, so I include them here for you now -- see you soon with your first day's rows! ~ Linda
Reminder:  Rows will be posted on my blog page -

APRIL 1st KAL   - Pattern   Notes
1. Mosaic designs are made by alternating two different colored yarns every other row.

2.You will be working with only ONE color at a time and either knitting or slipping the stitches. At the end
of a wrong side row, you will drop the old color and pick up the new color before beginning the next right side row.

2. All slipped stitches are worked as if to purl (purlwise).

3. slip 1 wyif:   All slipped stitches on even (wrong side) rows are made by bringing the yarn to the front
(to the wrong side, which is facing you), slip the stitch, and take the yarn to the back
to knit the next stitch

4. Leave the yarn in back when slipping stitches on the right side rows.

5. Slip the first stitch of each row as if to purl, then take the yarn to the back to knit the next stitch.

Note: This cloth is knit from the bottom up to the top  -

2 colors needed: Color A [Dark], Color B [Light/pastel]

Friday, March 25, 2016

hi fellow Knitters!
  In a few days it will be April....and we all know what that means! Yes!  A new month, a new KAL!

This will not be a lace cloth - and it won't be a picture cloth either -
but it is a *pattern* design.

Get ready with these supplies:
 - size 7 needles [or your preferred size for dishcloth patterns]
 - two skeins - yes, 2 ~ contrasting colors - for example, blue and white ... red and yellow ... ... you get the idea
 - this may be a *new* knit skill for some of you - and I will be letting you know some more of the particulars when we get close to the 1st of April

 For now, get your preferred colors ready - see you soon.

Have a Happy Easter!
~ Bunny Lassie ~

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Starburst, pattern by Dione - I used self-striping yarns for my cloth

The name of this cloth is 'Starburst' - designed by Dione.  You can see and get more of her wonderful patterns at her site, Sew-Funky ~ [link, below, at finish of pattern rows]
~  Thank you so much for letting us share this pattern, Dione!

For this pattern and lots more delectable and irresistable patterns by this artist, go to her site:

Monday, December 8, 2014

December KAL: Poinsettia

My finished version of our December 1st KAL:   Poinsettia
Mine will be used as a square within a blanket, so I knit it with acrylic worsted, Vanna White's yarn.