Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Knit Along: Diamond and Lozenge Dishcloth

I thought it would be fun to do a knit along for a quick, easy project.  Nothing is quicker or easier than a dishcloth!  This will also give you a chance to use up some of that Lily Sugar'n Cream cotton you have.  I know I can't be the only one with way too much of that stuff ;0)

Here is how the knit along will work. Each week, I will be posting a video and written instructions right here for ten rows of the pattern. I will just keep adding to this post instead of making a new post.  That way it will all be in one place.  You will see me knit the entire thing, from cast on to bind off. Every single stitch!

The first video is just going to show you what you will have at the end of the knit along, and the materials you will need to complete it. 

**You can download the entire pattern in PDF format from my Craftsy store HERE**

Let's get started!

Materials:
One 2 oz. ball of Lily Sugar'n Cream Cotton Yarn (you will only need about 1.1 oz total, so feel free to use scraps if you have them instead of a new ball)
US size 8 needle
Yarn or tapestry needle or crochet hook for weaving in the loose ends

That's it.  Next week, we will cast on!





APRIL 10, 2013 - PART ONE

Here is the first part of the pattern.  There is a video as well, showing all of the steps beginning with the cast on.

NOTE:  The first and last two stitches of each row are to be knit.  This is not included in the instructions below to avoid repetition.

Cast on 40 stitches

Knit two rows for set up

Begin pattern:
(Row 1 is the Right Side)

Rows 1 and 2: *K6, P6*
Rows 3 and 4: *P1, K5, P5, K1*
Rows 5 and 6: K1, P1, K4, P4 *[K1, P1] twice, K4, P4.  Repeat from * to last two sts, K1, P1
Rows 7 and 8: P1, K1, P1, K3, P3 *[K1, P1] three times, K3, P3. Repeat from * to last 3 sts, K1, P1, K1
Rows 9 and 10: [K1, P1] twice, K2, P2 *[K1, P1] four times, K2, P2. Repeat from * to last 4 sts, [K1, P1] twice

That does it for the first part of our Knit Along.  Come back next Wednesday for Part Two.  Here is the video.  Happy Knitting!




APRIL 17, 2013 - PART TWO

Part Two of the Knit Along

**Remember, the first and last two stitches of each row are to be knit.  This is not included in the instructions below.**

Rows 11 and 12: *P1, K1*
Rows 13 and 14: *K1, P1*
Rows 15 and 16: [P1, K1] twice, P2, K2 *[P1, K1] 4 times, P2, K2.  Repeat from * to last 4 sts, [P1, K1] twice
Rows 17 and 18: K1, P1, K1, P3, K3 *[P1, K1] 3 times, P3, K3.  Repeat from * to last 3 sts, P1, K1, P1
Rows 19 and 20: P1, K1, P4, K4 *[P1, K1] twice, P4, K4.  Repeat from * to last 2 sts, P1, K1

That does it for the second part of our Knit Along.  Come back next Wednesday for Part Three.  Here is the video for this part of the dishcloth.  Happy Knitting!







APRIL 24, 2013 - PART THREE

**Remember, the first and last two stitches of each row are to be knit.  This is not included in the instructions below.**

Rows 21 and 22: *K1, P5, K5, P1*
Rows 23 and 24: *P6, K6*
Rows 25 and 26: *P5, K1, P1, K5*
Rows 27 and 28: *P4, [K1, P1] twice, K4*
Rows 29 and 30: *P3, [K1, P1] three times, K3*

That is is for the third part of the Knit Along.  Come back next Wednesday for Part Four.  We are heading toward the finish line!  Here is the video.  Happy Knitting!




MAY 1, 2012 - PART FOUR

**Remember, the first and last two stitches of each row are to be knit.  This is not included in the instructions below.**

Rows 31 and 32: *P2 [K1, P1] four times, K2*
Rows 33 and 34: *P1, K1*
Rows 35 and 36: *K1, P1*
Rows 37 and 38: *K2 [P1, K1] 4 times, P2*
Rows 39 and 40: *K3 [P1, K1] 3 times, P3*

That wraps up Part Four.  Next Wednesday we will finish up - knit the last few rows, bind off, and weave in our loose ends.  Here is the video for Part Four.  Happy Knitting!



MAY 8, 2013 - PART FIVE

**Remember, the first and last two stitches of each row are to be knit.  This is not included in the instructions below.**


Rows 41 and 42: *K4, [P1, K1] twice, P4*
Rows 43 and 44: *K5, P1, K1, P5*

This completes the pattern repeat.

Rows 45 and 46: Knit all stitches

Bind off and weave in loose ends.  

Here is the video for the last part of the dishcloth.  We're all done!



12 comments:

  1. Hi! I wanted to tell you that I'm a new knitter and I've watched almost all your videos....I love them!

    I used this pattern for my very first piece! I've now done 2.5 of them, and I'm really liking them. I watched the videos to make sure I was reading everything correctly, and I just followed your techniques for knitting and purling the continental way. I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work. I will be watching some more videos to expand my horizons...I'd really like to try the entrelac, for example, but I'm doing more dishcloths to train my hands.

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    1. So glad to hear!! Thank you so much. You could knit an entrelac dish cloth ;-)

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  2. Great idea! I bought several different solids in the sugar and cream, I could do the multiple colors like in your sample on the video. That could help me keep track of the rows! Hmmmm.... I think I'm off to rewatch the entrelac videos amy current dishcloth....

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  3. Thank you so much to my favorite knitting tutor. I can't wait to improve my knitting and I believe I'll reach my goal with your patience and clear demos. Thanks heaps!

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  4. i wish it was simplier...i just wanted to print off the pattern
    shari

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    1. You can print it from Craftsy using the link provided.

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  5. Is there a chart for this pattern? Charts are so much easier for me to read than printed instructions. Thanks.

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  6. Wow this pattern is amazing and super easy I had a great time relaxing and knitting the dish cloth. Thanks so much for the pattern. I better get back to finishing rows 41-46 and the bind off. I would like to post a photo once it's completed.

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  7. Can this pattern be lengthened? Where would I begin the next row? From row 1?

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    1. Yes, begin again from Row 1. Or, you can use just the stitch pattern itself to lengthen/widen: http://www.knittingfool.com/StitchIndex/StitchDetail.aspx?StitchID=31

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  8. I love this pattern and loved watching the videos on it. You made it looks so easy. Vanessa asked the question I was going to ask about how you would go lengthening it. Thank you

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