Friday, September 05, 2008

My Go-To Gift

When I first saw these dishcloths on Renna's blog, I knew I wanted to knit a set for the next wedding shower I was invited to. I got a chance to try the pattern this week.


Pattern: Waffle Knit Dishcloth
Yarn: Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton
Colors: Khaki and Cinnamon
Needles: US 7 (one size larger than recommended)
Size: Aproximately 9" x 9"


I give the pattern and the cloth a big thumbs up! It's a quick knit, has lots of texture (good for scrubbing) and looks great on both the right and wrong side.

A gift card from the couple's choice of stores completes this shower gift. I'll wrap them up together and include a note something like this:
Tracy's Hand Knit Dishcloths
Making Dish Washing Fun For Newlyweds Since 2003

28 comments:

  1. Perfect, thoughtful gifts!

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  2. I also love knitting this pattern. The colors you used and so warm. The cloths turned out great.
    I really like what you wrote in the card. It's perfect!

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  3. That will be perfect for the newlyweds! Looks like a good pattern too!

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  4. Those look wonderful! The knitted/crocheted dishcloths and potholders that I received for my shower are still among my favorites!

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  5. that's a great pattern. Once all my ballband dish clothes bite the dust I'll have to give it a try. And love the line for the card! Too funny.

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  6. I love making an occasional dishcloth!

    Have you run across people who are afraid to use them because they are hand made? When I finally convinced my Mom to USE THEM, she loved them, and of course I promised to make replacements in the future!

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  7. That's a wondeful idea. I love getting handmade gifts. I know that the person was thinking of me and that means alot to me. I am sure the newlyweds will love the gift now which one does the dishes!

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  8. I love the colors you used. They look great. I will have to try the pattern. My mom just made one of those in a variegated yarn and I got to see it in person when I was visiting her. It was really pretty. Love your note, so clever!

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  9. That's a great pattern and such a nice gift!

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  10. Lovely cloths and the perfect gift. I missed the pattern before, but I'm going to check it out now. Thanks

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  11. What a wonderful gift! And I really like the color combination you chose. Beautiful!

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  12. Tracy, I LOVE that color combination! I really need to get busy knitting more of these for Christmas gifts. It's such a fun, non-boring, quick knit. :-)

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  13. Hah! Until I just read Cinnamongirl's comment, I didn't realize I missed reading your card inscription. How cute! ;-)

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  14. nice looking cloths. I'll have to try them soon!

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  15. Cute, cute, cute! I love the colors...I don't think I have ever seen this yarn in my area. I will look again. I like the pattern you chose.

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  16. I need to try that pattern, I just love how it looks. And I love the little note you include, very cute!

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  17. What a great gift.
    Glad you are okay.
    susan

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  18. They're the perfect gift. I've had the hardest time lately thinking of what to give my mom for birthdays, Christmas, etc. She doesn't really want more "stuff," but you can always use dishcloths. I'm thinking she's going to get a few pretty dishcloths this Christmas.

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  19. very cute - what a great gift idea. Renna's the best. Just love her blog.

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  20. I love the colors you used! You know, I'd been meaning to try this pattern for a while. I finally finished one yesterday. Just don't make my mistake and use variegated yarn. Mine is nice, but the colors don't let the nice waffle pattern show. Yours are beautiful!

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  21. Ok, now I have to go thru my yarn stash, I know I have some leftover cotton yarn, this would make a great (quick) gift for a friend. Your color choices were charming. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. They're very pretty.

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  23. Fabulous gift! Practical, personal, pretty ~ perfect!

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  24. what a lovely gift - both pretty and practical. I'm sure they'll love them.

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  25. What beautiful wash cloths!
    Thanks for the link - I think those will be great little gifts.

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  26. Such a lot to like about these, the colours, the pattern. Great job.

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  27. They look really nice. I have had this pattern sitting on my couch in my stack. I took it with me to vacation and never got it started. I guess I better now, huh? These look really cute and you'd have to be crazy not to love this for a shower gift!

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  28. Thanks for the info on this pattern. I really like it and the dish cloths you did.

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Thank you for commenting!
~Tracy