Friday, May 19, 2006

Lace Washcloth

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This small lace project was quick to knit and challenged me to learn a few new techniques. Very satisfying.

Pattern: Old Shale Washcloth from Fiber Trends Bathing Beauties
Yarn: Rowan 4 ply cotton (100% cotton)
Needles: US 4 dpns and 16" circular. Plus size F crochet hook for the cast on.
Time to Finish: One afternoon and evening
New-to-me Techniques:

Emily Ocker's Cast On

I didn't find the instructions included with the pattern to be very helpful for this cast on, but this tutorial was. This type of cast on allows you to start a piece of circular knitting in the middle. It's pretty neat the way it works and after a little fiddling around I figured it out.

Picot Cast Off

This time the pattern instructions were all I needed to learn this technique. One thing I didn't plan on was how long it would take me to cast off 144 stitches. This cast off is very time consuming. I didn't time it, but I'm sure it was over an hour before all stitches were off the needles. It's worth the effort though.

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12 comments:

  1. It is gorgeous! And I'm inspired to challenge myself and make one -- it is THAT pretty. Is this a treat for yourself or someone else?

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  2. It's almost too pretty to use! The picot edging is time consuming, but the end result is well worth it. :)

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  3. that's knit, not crocheted? Wow! beautiful!

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  4. oh! thats really beautiful! love the lace in that....what are your plans for it? a gift?

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  5. Beautiful! I may just have to go get that pattern. I have been looking at it every time I go to the LYS.

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  6. Oh a very pretty washcloth - you're not going to use it on dishes are you? For some weird reason I couldn't.

    Pretty pretty color of Trekking - and my ex sister-in-law went to Harding as well as several of my mom's cousins. We're a Church of Christ family obviously.

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  7. Wow! Tracy, that's just wonderful! Are you actually going to use it as a washcloth?? :-)

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  8. What a treat it will be to use! The edging is just beautiful.

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  9. Lovely! I love the edging : )

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  10. It is so pretty! Gorgeous!
    Who would think that we'd all go so batty over a warshcloth? But, that one is just lovely........

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  11. That is a lovely wash cloth (we call them face washers here in Oz) whatever they are called, that one is absolutely beautiful and is reminiscent from a time gone by where it would have been used together with a porcelain wash basin complete with matching jug.

    I can get Fibretrends patterns here, I will be chasing that one up for sure!!

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  12. I have this pattern, but haven't whipped one out yet. I love yours. Thanks for the tutorial.

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Thank you for commenting!
~Tracy