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Sunday, January 07, 2007

Parallelograms - Right Slanting

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I made 5 versions of this cloth. It was a challenge to find a balance between the size of each parallelogram and the finished cloth size. I wanted taller parallelograms, but that made the cloth too wide. I played around with wide parallelograms, narrow parallelograms, tall parallelograms, short parallelograms, and varied the number of total parallelograms (boy is this word a finger twister to type!), and finally decided that version 3 was the one I liked best. It was the one that was closest in size to the other three Geometric Lace Cloths, and that was important to me because I wanted to make these cloths go together as a set.

This Parallelograms Cloth is part of my series of Geometric Lace Cloths...

Diamonds Cloth pattern can be found here:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2007/01/diamonds.html

Parallelograms Cloth - Left Slanting pattern can be found here:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2007/01/parallelograms-left-slanting.html

Squares Cloth pattern can be found here:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2006/12/squares.html

Triangles Cloth pattern can be found here:
http://smariek.blogspot.com/2006/12/triangles.html



Stitches used in this cloth include:
Alsatian Pattern, BW3 pg 154
Garter Stitch, BW1 pg 10

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Parallelograms - Right Slanting
© Designed by S.M. Kahn, Jan 2007
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Please read "Notes" section at the bottom before starting.

Using WW kitchen cotton and US7 (4.5mm) needles, cast on 38 stitches.

Knit 4 rows border

Row 1 (WS): B3, P32, B3
Row 2 (RS): B3, K5, (K2Tog, YO)x3, K4, (K2Tog, YO)x3, K4, (K2Tog, YO)x3, K1, B3
Row 3: B3, P32, B3
Row 4: B3, K4, (K2Tog, YO)x3, K4, (K2Tog, YO)x3, K4, (K2Tog, YO)x3, K2, B3
Row 5: B3, P32, B3
Row 6: B3, K3, (K2Tog, YO)x3, K4, (K2Tog, YO)x3, K4, (K2Tog, YO)x3, K3, B3
Row 7: B3, P32, B3
Row 8: B3, K2, (K2Tog, YO)x3, K4, (K2Tog, YO)x3, K4, (K2Tog, YO)x3, K4, B3
Row 9: B3, P32, B3
Row 10: B3, K1, (K2Tog, YO)x3, K4, (K2Tog, YO)x3, K4, (K2Tog, YO)x3, K5, B3

Repeat rows 1-10, three more times
Work one more row of B3, P32, B3
Knit 4 rows
Bind off. Weave in ends.

Notes:

B3 = 3 stitch border of your choice (I used K3 for my border in the cloth above)

K2TOG
= knit 2 stitches together

YO = yarn over

Instructions in parentheses followed by x3 means you do what is in the paretheses the number of times indicated after "x". For example, (K2Tog, YO)x3 means you would do K2Tog, YO, K2Tog, YO, K2Tog, YO.


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3 stitch(es):

Carla said...

The cloth at the very top right, the diamond one, is similar to a baby blanket I recently finished for a new grand who will be here next week if he stays on schedule. It really made a pretty blanket. I'm rather new to your blog, Marie. What will you do with these?

TracyKM said...

That's a neat cloth! It'd also make a nice baby blanket. I bet I could do it on the knitting machine...lacey, but not 'girly'. I need to knit up some new dishcloths--I've done a few on the knitting machine, but none by hand. But you've upped the status of handknit dishcloths!!

Vamanta said...

You must have REALLY clean dishes by now. LOL. Beautiful little lacey vignettes.