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Monday, March 09, 2009



Pattern: Petra Lace Scarf
Yarn: Lily Sugar & Cream
Needles: 4.5 mm (US7)

I found an old photo (from last year) of something I haven't blogged about yet. It's just a little wash cloth made from 2 repeats of the Petra Lace Scarf pattern. It knits up on the large size but will shrink back down to a smaller size after washing. I've noticed this with all my cotton washcloths. Or perhaps I'm just very good at shrinking cotton.

I've received a nice package from Michele, I need to take photos to show you what she sent me. I would have done it today if we hadn't had a toddler meltdown at daycare drop-off.

Look at all the goodies in the photo above. Want a chance to win all that? Did you say yes? Well then, go here and enter! Hurry, it ends 23 March 2009...

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7 stitch(es):

inkberryblue said...

What a beautiful washcloth! Thank you for the link to the pattern. =]
My cotton cloths also shrink in size after I've washed them.

Grace said...

very beautiful, I assume its probably the dryer that shrinks mine, since I only wash in cold water!

Anonymous said...

That's a really nice pattern on the washcloth. I, too, am skilled in the shrinking of cotton, come to think of it, I can shrink ALL fibers. I got skillz.

Meanwhile, I have already "opened in another window" the link to the giveaway. Thanks so much for sharing it.

Tabby said...

While it makes a beautiful dishcloth, I'm thinking I need a scarf in that pattern! Thanks for sharing. :)

TracyKM said...

I love that dishcloth pattern. I have a cheap cotton short sleeve wear over anything cardi that uses that pattern and I keep thinking someday I'm going to re-make it. Uh huh. Someday...

Aunt Kathy said...

You know I have NEVER used a dishcloth I have made yet. I give them all away. So I have no clue if mine shrink. Maybe I'll have to make this one up and wash it and see, LOL

c'est Moi! the tink-n-frog said...

I like the stitch pattern you used in the wash cloth it's very nice. I always love finding little treasures I had forgotten about.