Navigation Tips

Free Patterns can be seen along the sidebar (on right side),
or you can use the Free Patterns label to view all posts.

Free Pseudo-Patterns or Pattern Outlines can be found using the Free Pseudo-Patterns label.

The most comprehensive listing of Patterns, Pseudo-Patterns, and Pattern Outlines can be found on the Pattern Bibliography page.

Please read the Blog Housekeeping section in the sidebar for more info.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Intertwined Dishcloth

Note:
1. More Free Patterns can be seen along the sidebar (on right side),
or you can use the Free Patterns label to view all posts.
2. Free Pseudo-Patterns or Pattern Outlines can be found using the Free Pseudo-Patterns label.


This pattern requires dropping some stitches (see row 6 of pattern below). You may be thinking, "Omigosh, are you crazy?!" Relax. The stitches aren't going anywhere. Really! And if you feel like one of them is trying to get away, just give the stitch a good tug. Or alternatively, you can clip on one of those split ring stitch markers or one of those other clip-on style stitch markers so those dropped stitches don't get "lost".

Please email me if you would like your photo and a link to your blog (if you have one) to appear in My Readers' Gallery.



Intertwined Dishcloth

© Pattern designed by S.M. Kahn, August 2006
Smariek Knits -=<>=- http://smariek.blogspot.com

See Notes section below before starting.

Using ww cotton yarn, and US7 (4.5mm) needles, cast on 46 stitches.

Knit 5 rows.

Row 1 (WS) : K3 -- K2, P1, K2, P2, K2, P1, K2 -- P2 -- K2, P1, K2, P2, K2, P1, K2 -- P2 -- K2, P1, K2, P2, K2, P1, K2 -- K3
Row 2 (RS) : K3 -- P2, K1, P2, RT, P2, K1, P2 -- K2 -- P2, K1, P2, LT, P2, K1, P2 -- K2 -- P2, K1, P2, RT, P2, K1, P2 -- K3
Row 3 : K3 -- K2, P1, K2, P2, K2, P1, K2 -- P2 -- K2, P1, K2, P2, K2, P1, K2 -- P2 -- K2, P1, K2, P2, K2, P1, K2 -- K3
Row 4 : K3 -- P2, Sl1 wyib, P2 -- Sl2 wyib -- P2, Sl1 wyib, P2 -- K2 -- P2, Sl1 wyib, P2 -- Sl2 wyib -- P2, Sl1 wyib, P2 -- K2 -- P2, Sl1 wyib, P2 -- Sl2 wyib -- P2, Sl1 wyib, P2 -- K3
Row 5 : K3 -- K2, Sl1 wyif, K2 -- Sl2 wyif -- K2, Sl1 wyif, K2 -- P2 -- K2, Sl1 wyif, K2 -- Sl2 wyif -- K2, Sl1 wyif, K2 -- P2 -- K2, Sl1 wyif, K2 -- Sl2 wyif -- K2, Sl1 wyif, K2 -- K3
Row 6 : K3 -- P2 -- LSC, RSC -- P2, K2, P2 -- RSC, LSC -- P2, K2, P2 -- LSC, RSC -- P2 -- K3

Repeat Rows 1 to 6, seven times.

Knit 5 rows.

Bind off and weave ends.


Notes:

It's probably unconventional, however, I have used dashes to group some sections for ease of readability. Let me know if you think this is more confusing, and perhaps I'll edit this and make it more "standard" looking.

LSC = Drop the 1st slipped stitch to front of work. Slip the next 2 purl stitches to right needle. Drop the 2nd slipped stitch to front of work. Then slip the 2 purl stitches from right needle to left needle. Then pick up the 2nd dropped stitch with your left needle and knit it. Then purl 2 stitches. Then with left needle pick up the 1st dropped stitch and knit it.

LT = Skip the next stitch. Knit the 2nd stitch in the back loop. Then knit the skipped stitch.

RSC = Drop the 1st slipped stitch to front of work. Slip the next 2 purl stitches to right needle. Drop the 2nd slipped stitch to front of work. Then with left needle, pick up 1st dropped stitch, then slip the 2 purl stitches from right needle to left needle, then with right needle pick up the 2nd dropped stitch and place it on the left needle. Then K1, P2, K1 across these 4 stitches.

RT = Skip the next stitch. Knit the 2nd stitch. Then knit the skipped stitch.

Sl1 wyib = Slip 1 stitch, with yarn in back.

Sl1 wyif = Slip 1 stitch, with yarn in front.

Sl2 wyib = Slip 2 stitches, with yarn in back.

Sl2 wyif = Slip 2 stitches, with yarn in front.

If you only want a one knit wide column between the three cables (instead of the 2 knit wide column in the cloth pictured above), just cast on 44 stitches and change the italicized K2
to K1 and italicized P2 to P1.


Stitches used in this cloth include:
Garter Stitch, BW1 pg10
Slip-Cross Double Cables "Closing" Cable With Right Twist, BW2 pg 29
Slip-Cross Double Cables "Opening" Cable With Left Twist, BW2 pg 29
.


2 stitch(es):

hakucho said...

I love your dishcloth! Thanks for sharing the pattern .
Happy Knitting :)

Rebekah said...

I thought I'd give this pattern a try before tackling your Persephone scarf. Instead of working it up as a dishcloth, I'm doing it as a scarf using some yarn left over from another project. Kind of slow going, but it looks really nice and I'm finally getting the pattern into my head( after three repeats! Yeesh!). Thanks for all the wonderful patterns, your blog is one of my favorite knitting websites.