February WashclothThis month I chose to knit the Hostess Gift Dishcloth, pattern by Lily “Sugar N Cream”. I got the pattern online from the Lily website.
This looked to be a fairly simple stitch pattern so I thought I’d try it.
I didn’t do a gauge swatch because I figured it wouldn’t matter like it does with garment knitting. Last night I finally got out the tape measure and discovered that mine is about an inch wider than the pattern. In order to make it square, which really doesn’t matter to me, I still have about a couple inches to go. It’s supposed to be 10-inch square, but mine will probably be 11-inch square.
I’m not certain which is the back and which is the front. I like the patterning on both sides.
Being the visual person that I am, I found it much easier for me to follow the pattern after I converted it to a chart. I kept getting lost between the commas and had to frog several times.
By the way, I started using the washcloth I made last month and love it.
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