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!


Unknown said...

Thank you so much Linda!!! I loved the pattern as soon as I saw it. I just love Fall, all the colors, and the cooler weather makes it my favorite time of year. Thank you for the kindness and generosity you show in sharing with the knitting community. I also found your La Petite Sweet Sweater Ornament and am going to make one for my little granddaughter who will cherish it. Happy Knitting Hugs

smariek said...

It's a neat variation. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

How cute is that?! I laughed out loud when I saw it. Thank you so much for sharing your fall experiment--it is just too darn cute.

hakucho said...

Very clever...sure looks little little pumpkins to me :)

Anonymous said...

I adore this Pumpkin pattern! I cannot thank you enough for having created it. It is simple, repetitive enough that the pattern is easy to remember...no going back to see where you are!!!

I did my first cloth in black and orange sherbet, Peaches and Creme. The contrast is amazing. It reminds me of leaded stained glass.

Kudos to you and your talents!

Yvonne in Ashland, MS

Anonymous said...

That is cute! Excellent use of scrap yarn and I love the ballband dishcloth pattern, too. Thanks for sharing the idea.

Anonymous said...

I was so happy to have stumbled upon your pattern, I have plenty of leftover yarns that will be crafted into these wonderful goodies to give as gifts and to keep some for myself;naturally!! Pat yourself on the back for a job well done and appreciated by many! Happy Holidays to You and Yours!