Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Hi, -
Getting you started in the Christmas spirit!  I'm wearing my new Christmas-y neckerchief, after leaving Petco Grooming yesterday! ~  Woof!  from, Rosie

Finished November Challenge KAL - "Shades of Christmas", pattern by Janet Nogle

 Now I can tell you - that I did use more than the two colors - I used my scrap pieces!  Using the variegated plus solid red first, then when I ran out, I used solid green.    It will be fun to use other color combos to see what effect you can get - enjoy!

good morning!
welcome to day 3... and our final day of your challenge KAL -
since this is a repeat of rows, you can finish it on your own now!

Day 3

Row 1: With A, K 5, *slip 1, K 5*; repeat * across, end Slip 1, K 5

Row 2: K 3, Purl across, slipping previous slip stitches on needle UN-WORKED, K 5

Row 3: With B, K 3, *K 5, slip 1*;  repeat from * across, end with Knit 8

Row 4:  K 3, *K 5, WYIF slip 1, then WYIB* repeat from *, end K 8
[easiest way to say it, Knit 5, place yarn in front, Slip 1 st., place yarn in back - continue pattern row between * *]

Continue to knit these same 4 rows for pattern 7 times more, gives you a total of 12 repeats.

End Border:
Row 1:  Knit
Row 2:  Knit
Bind off; weave in ends

This is another dishcloth showing off Janet’s marvelous talents!

“Shades of Christmas” by Janet Nogle
Janet said, “This is a good yarn to use your scrap yarn with – I have used two colors but you could add 3 or more if you want – because you change colors at the start of the row, there is no need to cut the yarn when changing colors. Just leave the color alongside the side and pick it up for the next set of rows when called for.”

Be sure to thank Janet for letting us use her pattern - and don't forget to post your finished cloth photo in your group Album!
 I posted my finished cloth at my blog, stop by and see it when you can!

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Day 2
November Challenge KAL

here's a photo after today's rows - hope everyone is enjoying the pattern - anxious to hear and see what color choices everyone used!





WYIF -  with yarn in front
WYIB - with yarn in back

Day 2:
Row 1: With A, K 5, *slip 1, K 5*; repeat * across, end Slip 1, K 5

Row 2: K 3, Purl across, slipping previous slip stitches on needle UN-WORKED, K 5

Row 3: With B, K 3, *K 5, slip 1*;  repeat from * across, end with Knit 8

Row 4:  K 3, *K 5, WYIF slip 1, then WYIB* repeat from *, end K 8
[easiest way to say it, Knit 5, place yarn in front, Slip 1 st., place yarn in back - continue pattern row between * *]

Repeat this 4-row sequence three more times.

You will now have completed this 4-row pattern a total of 5 times [once yesterday and 4 times today]


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Welcome to our mid-November Challenge KAL!

What you need to get started:
-          # 7 knitting needles –or preferred size you usually use for dishcloths
-          1 skein solid cotton yarn = A
-          1 skein variegated cotton yarn = B
This is a Christmas seasonal cloth – so I am using solid red and variegated red/green/white
Use whatever colors you want –  just have one solid and one variegated.   You can even use partial skeins to use up some of that stash you have of odds and ends!

The *challenge* this time will be alternating colors – it will not be so difficult as you may think, you will be changing color every other row, so you can just carry the alternate color along the side of your work. 

November 15th 2016 Challenge KAL

Day 1:

With A/Solid, cast on 35 stitches

Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Knit
Pattern begins now - so we re-start row count:

Row 1: With A, K 5, *slip 1, K 5*; repeat * across, end Slip 1, K 5

Row 2: K 3, Purl across, slipping previous slip stitches on needle UN-WORKED, K 5

Row 3: With B, K 3, *K 5, slip 1*;  repeat from * across, end with Knit 8

Row 4:  K 3, *K 5, With Yarn In Front[WYIF] slip 1, then place yarn in back* repeat from *, end K 8
See you tomorrow on Day 2!
Photo after Day 1 rows:






Saturday, October 15, 2016

Welcome to our ...
 October CHALLENGE KnitAlong !

Here's SPOOKY to introduce our next Challenge KAL!~


[SPOOKY aka Rosie!]

Hello fellow knitters  -


Yarn:
Dark Brown, 1 skein
White, partial skein


Size7 needles

Abbrev.:
K
= knit
P
= purl
K2tog
= knit 2 together
M
1 = make 1 stitch: pick up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knit
into back of loop
RS
= Right Side
SSK
= Slip next 2 stitches knit-wise one at a time; pass them back onto left-hand needles;
knit through back loops together
St
= stitch

Instructions:

Day 1:


With
Brown, Cast on 3 st

Row
1: [RS] Knit
Row
2: K 1, P 1, K 1
Row
3: K 1, M 1, K 1, M 1, K 1 = 5 st.
Row
4: K 1, Purl across to last st, K 1
Row
5: K 1, M 1, Knit to last st, M 1, K 1 = 7 st.
Row
6: K 1, P to last st, K 1
Row
7: K 1, M 1, Knit to last st, M 1, K 1 = 9 st
Row
8: K 1, Purl to last st, K1
Repeat
Rows 7 and 8, continuing until you have a total of 21 st.



Join White yarn


Using White Yarn, knit the following sequence 3 times [6 total rows]
-K 1, M 1, Knit to last st, M 1, K 1
-K 1, Purl to last st, K 1


You have a total of 27 sts now

Cut White Yarn
Re-join Brown yarn to knit:

- K 1, M 1, Knit to last st, M 1, K 1
- K 1, Purl to last st, K1

Repeat this sequence of 2 rows, until there are 39 stitches, ending with a Knit row



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DAY 2:


Next:


Beginning with a Purl row, knit even [no increases] in stockinette stitch for 9 rows[Stockinette stitch:  Knit 1 row, Purl 1 row]

    **Note**:  

On the Purl rows, be certain to maintain the 'Knit first and last stitch' on the Purl rows!


Next:

[Right Side] SSK, knit to last 2 st., K 2 tog
[Wrong Side] K 1, P to last st., K 1
  

Repeat these 2 rows until 27 st remain



Join White Yarn and Knit as follows:

[RS]  SSK, knit to last 2 st., K 2 tog.

[WS]  K1, P to last st., K 1



Now repeat this 2-row sequence 3 times = 21 st remain

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Here is my photo after Day 2...




Happy Knitting!



This is the link, if you want to go directly to the pattern, rather than wait for rows each day:


http://www.yarnspirations.com/patterns/touchdown-dishcloth.html

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!





       Hope you enjoyed the Challenge!
~ This pattern is from Lily ‘Sugar’n Cream’ yarn website
http://www.yarnspirations.com/patterns/posy-dishcloth.html





     

Saturday, July 30, 2016


August 1st KAL



Finished!
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
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.
Bubbles
Copyright © by Susan Mrenna 2008 Knit A Little



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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 -


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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 ~
 Linda  myknittingfavs.blogspot.com



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

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

hi Fellow knitters -
  we begin our next KAL on Friday, 4/1 -
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.

Friday, March 25, 2016


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:
http://www.sew-funky.com/category/knitted-dishcloths/page/3/