Saturday, September 5, 2015


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

hello Fellow Knitters -
Welcome to our final day for this KAL -

Many of you already knew what this pattern was after the first day!
Those of you who were still wondering by Day 3, I hope you were pleasantly surprised by your creation!


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!
Day 5

Row 1: K across to last 2 stitches, P 2

Row 2: K 3, YO, K to last st, turn
Row 3: K across to last 2 stitches, P 2

Row 4: K 3, YO, K to last 2 st, turn
Row 5: K across to last 2 stitches, P 2

Row 6: K 3, YO, K to last 3 st, turn
Row 7: K across to last 2 stitches, P 2

Row 8: K 3, YO, K to last 4 st, turn
Row 9: K across to last 2 stitches, P 2

Row 10: K 3, YO, K to last 5 st, turn
Row 11: K across to last 2 stitches, P 2

Row 12: K 3, YO, K to last 6 st., turn
Row 13: K across to last 2 stitches, P 2

Row 14: K 3, YO, K to last 7 st, turn
Row 15: K across to last 2 stitches, P 2

Row 16: K 3, YO, K to last 8 st, turn
Row 17: K across to last 2 stitches, P 2

Row 18: K 3, YO, K to last 9 sts, turn
Row 19: K across to last 2 stitches, P 2

Row 20: Bind off 9 stitches; K 2, YO, K to last 10 st, turn
Row 21: K across to last 2 stitches, P 2

Row 22: K 3, YO, K to last 11 st, turn
Row 23: K across to last 2 st, P 2

Row 24: K 3, YO, K to last 12 st, turn
Row 25: K across to last 2 st, P 2

Row 26: K 3, YO, K to last 13 st, turn
Row 27: K across to last 2 st, P 2

Row 28: K 3, YO, K to last 14 st, turn
Row 29: K across to last 2 st, P 2

Row 30: K 3, YO, K to last 15 st, turn
Row 31: K across to last 2 st, P 2

Row 32: K 3, YO, K to last 16 st, turn
Row 33: K across to last 2 st, P 2

Row 34: K 3, YO, K to last 17 st, turn
Row 35: K across to last 2 st, P 2

Row 36: K 3, YO, K to last 18 st, turn
Row 37: K across to last 2 st, P 2

Row 38: Bind Off 9 st, K across row


Repeat rows 1 - 38.
Note:  this cloth needs to have 7 'wedges' - or, 14 'points'
-so  your cloth is completed when you reach that number

Bind off all stitches on last row.

Sew the seam between the wedges to make your cloth circular [see, it was a shape, but not round!!!] -
: )
Linda

For this pattern and lots more delectable and irresistable patterns by this artist, go to her site:
http://www.sew-funky.com/category/knitted-dishcloths/page/3/

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September 1st KAL -cont'd.

Day 2 rows:

Row 22:  K 3, YO, K to last 11 st, turn

Row 23:  K across to last 2 st, P 2

Row 24:  K 3, YO, K to last 12 st, turn

Row 25: K across to last 2 st, P 2

Row 26:  K 3, YO, K to last 13 st, turn

Row 27:  K across to last 2 st, P 2

Row 28:  K 3, YO, K to last 14 st, turn

Row 29:  K across to last 2 st, P 2

Row 30:  K 3, YO, K to last 15 st, turn

Row 31:  K across to last 2 st, P 2

Row 32:  K 3, YO, K to last 16 st, turn

Row 33:  K across to last 2 st, P 2

Row 34:  K 3, YO, K to last 17 st, turn

Row 35:  K across to last 2 st, P 2

Row 36:  K 3, YO, K to last 18 st, turn

Row 37:  K across to last 2 st, P 2

Row 38:  Bind Off 9 st, K across row

Repeat Rows 1 thru 38

Monday, August 31, 2015

Welcome to our September KAL!
Day One photo and rows:
 
Materials:
Knitting Needles:  size 7, or your preferred size for dishcloth knitting
1 ball Cotton Yarn – your choice of color – solid, or variegated [which works well with this pattern, or self-striping yarn]
 
Abbrev.:
K – knit
P – purl
YO – yarn over
st – stitches
turn – in this pattern, you will knit the specified number of stitches, then turn your work around, the same as if you were at the end of your row and ‘turn’ your needles to continue knitting as usual – just ignore the fact that there are stitches left on that needle   [need a visual?  see Janet's suggested site:  www.knittinghelp.com]
 
Pattern Note:   This is a *shape* cloth – no picture, but not square either!
 
Cast on 20 stitches
 
Row 1:  K across to last 2 stitches, P 2
 
Row 2:  K 3, YO, K to last st, turn
Row 3:  K across to last 2 stitches, P 2
 
Row 4:   K 3, YO, K to last 2 st, turn
Row 5:  K across to last 2 stitches, P 2
 
Row 6:  K 3, YO, K to last 3 st, turn
Row 7:  K across to last 2 stitches, P 2
 
Row 8:  K 3, YO, K to last 4 st, turn
Row 9:  K across to last 2 stitches, P 2
 
Row 10:  K 3, YO, K to last 5 st, turn
Row 11:  K across to last 2 stitches, P 2
 
Row 12:  K 3, YO, K to last 6 st., turn
Row 13:  K across to last 2 stitches, P 2
 
Row 14:  K 3, YO, K to last 7 st, turn
Row 15:  K across to last 2 stitches, P 2
 
Row 16:  K 3, YO, K to last 8 st, turn
Row 17:  K across to last 2 stitches, P 2
 
Row 18:  K 3, YO, K to last 9 sts, turn
Row 19:  K across to last 2 stitches, P 2
 
Row 20:  Bind off 9 stitches; K 2, YO, K to last 10 st, turn
Row 21:  K across to last 2 stitches, P 2
 
   Self-check:   you should have your original number of 20 stitches on your needle

  

Monday, August 17, 2015

Day 2 photo ~

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Day 1 photo

Good morning, fellow knitters!
   Hope you are almost ready for our mid-month August KAL ~
Janet has asked for me to host this KAL while she is on vacation,
I know you all wish her a wonderful and relaxing time away -
Let's make her proud when she returns and sees all our dishcloths
posted on our yahoo group photo albums!

just a reminder for you -

this is your supply list:
 - 1 skein cotton yarn, suggested color Blue - tho any solid color will look good
 - Straight Needles, size 5 -
or size needles you are comfortable with and have on hand,
suitable for dishcloths

 This is a picture cloth.
Lifelines are good, no matter what you knit - not just for lacy patterns,
but any way you can check your knitting on any pattern is a good thing!

I will be posting photos of Day 1 and Day 2 knitted rows on my blog, which you can find beneath my signature below.
I will see you at the start of our KAL, tomorrow -
get ready to knit!
Linda

Monday, January 5, 2015

Yahoo Group Monthly KAL:
January 1st 2015

Finished our dishcloth for this KnitALong!

Top View:


Hold up to eye level and see the *illusion*!  - A beautiful SnowFlake!
Pattern chosen by Janet N. for us to do this month ~
design and copyright by Emily Byrd, 2005.

For other patterns by Emily Byrd, check Ravelry ~
including an Illusion Snowflake Scarf!
Snowflake Illusion Knit Scarf

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Preview of our first KAL for January 2015 ~
This is sample dish-cloth, thru Day 2's rows [row 20]






I am using a light blue and white - look forward to hearing what colors you are knitting with!

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.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

And it snows some more --

Some views as seen from our yard -
we live east of Buffalo ~
at least four feet of snow with a couple feet on our roof ~
Anyone got a shovel??!!