Tuesday, September 09, 2008


May thanks to all of you who responded with kind words for my little dish cloth experiment. As mentioned in my previous post, wondering "what if?" resulted in a variation on the beloved Ballband dishcloth which resembles rows of little pumpkins. Here is the pattern for everyone to enjoy, hopefully, without any glitches! Do let me know if there are any problems with the pattern. I'd love to see any one's knitted version of it, so send me a photo, and I'll post it!

*** Inspired by the Ballband Textured Dishcloth Pattern***

Materials: 1 ball each Peaches and Cream Sunflower, Orange, and Gold cotton yarn. This pattern evolved during my knitting mission to use up these colors leftover from previous dishcloths. I was in an Autumn state of mind at the time. You, of course, may use whatever colors you have on hand!

Needles: size 7

Important! Remember to twist/ carry your different colored yarns along the side at the beginning of each row!

With (A) Sunflower, CO 35 stitches.
Row 1-knit.
Row 2-purl.

Add on (B) Orange-
Row 3- *k5, Slip 1, *repeat to last 5 stitches, k5.
Row 4- *K 2, p1, k2, Yarn forward, Slip 1, Yarn Back * repeat to last 5 stitches, ending k2, p1, k2.
Row 5- *p2, k1, p2, Yarn back, Slip 1, Yarn forward, *repeat to last 5 stitches, ending, p2, k1, p2.
Row 6- repeat Row 4.

Row 7- With (A), k across.
Row 8- With (A), p across.

Row 9- With (B), k 2, *slip 1, k5, *repeat to last 3 stitches, slip 1, k2.
Row 10- K2, * YF, slip 1, YB, k2, p 1, k2, * repeat to last 3 stitches, YF, slip 1, YB, k2.
Row 11-P2, *YB, slip 1, YF, p2, k1, p2, *repeat to last 3 stitches, YB, slip 1, YF, p2.
Row 12. Repeat Row 10.

Repeat Rows 1 thru 12 for desired length, changing to color (C) Gold and eliminating color (B) Orange whenever you wish. End pattern by knitting with color (A) rows 1 and 2. Bind off. Single crochet a row along the sides if you wish a more finished look.

Happy knitting!