Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Douglas Fir Dishcloth

A Free Knitting Pattern 



This will be my last Holiday Gift Pattern for 2017. It's crazy that 2018 is so close upon us. Almost 20 years ago we were going crazy over Y2K. I'm so happy the clocks kept going.

Do you have a favorite Christmas tree story? When I was a little girl my family liked going to this out in the middle of nowhere tree farm to pick out our tree. I remember the first year we did it. We totally miss judged the length of the tree. It was gigantic, and my dad had to spend quite a while trimming the tree to get it to fit in our house. The next year we were wiser and picked out a much smaller one. There are also lots of stories my sister could tell of the cat knocking the tree over on her.

I have a little pattern today to bring back some of those memories. I say little, but this dishcloth is bigger than what I usually make them, because I like little dishcloths. Other people will probably say it is just right at 7 1/2 by 7 1/2


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Douglas Fir Dishcloth

Designer: Julia Schwartz
Yarn: Bernat HandiCrafter 100% cotton color Sonoma Print
Needles: size 7 (4.5mm)
Notions: yarn needle to weave in your ends
Size: 7 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches
Gauge: 20 st for 4 in and 26 rows
Stitch terms: 
k: knit, p:purl, k2tog: knit 2 together, bl: back loop, m1: make 1, p wise: purl wise, p2tog: purl 2 together,
Notes: 
All of the rows start with a seed st border, sometimes you will see a (K 2, k,p,k,p) you wil knit 3 in this instance. It is just my way of differentiating the boarder from the rest of the pattern. I have highlighted the rows that there will be multiple repeats for easy finding. 
Copyright:
Julia Schwartz. Do not reproduce, copy, distribute, or sell this pattern without permission of the designer. This pattern must not be translated, reproduced, or circulated in another language without prior consent. If you have questions about this pattern please contact me through e-mail.


Instructions


Cast on 32 sts ( I used the twisted German Long tail)

Row 1: (P, k) repeat (to)
Row 2: (K, p) Repeat (to)
Row 3-6: Repeat row 1 and 2
Row 7: P, k, p, k, k 24, p,k,p,k
Row 8: K, p, k,p, k 24, k, p, k, p
Row 9- 10: Repeat row 7 and 8

Row 11: P, k, p, k, p 4, k 16, p 4, p, k, p, k

Row 12: Repeat row 8
Row 13: Repeat row 11

Row 14: k,p,k,p, k 4, p 16, k 4, k,p,k,p

Row 15: Repeat row 11
Row 16: Repeat 14

Row 17: p,k,p,k, p 4, place 4 stitches onto the cable needle, place cable needle behind work, k 4, k cable stitches, place next 4 st on cable needle, place cable needle in front of your work, k 4, k cable stitches, p 4, p,k,p,k

Row 18: Repeat row 14
Row 19: Repeat row 11
Row 20: Repeat row 14
Row 21: Repeat row 11
Row 22: Repeat row 14
Row 23: repeat row 17
Row 24: repeat row 14
Row 25: p,k,p,k, p 4, m 1 p wise, k2tog through bl, k 12, k2tog, M1 p wise, p 4, p,k,p,k
Row 26: k,p,k,p, k 5, p 14, k 5, k,p,k,p
Row 27: p,k,p,k, p 5, m1 p wise, k2tog through bl, k 10, M1 p wise, p 5, p,k,p,k
Row 28: k,p,k,p, k 6, p 12, k 6, k,p,k,p
Row 29: P,k,p,k, p 6,  place 3 stitches onto the cable needle, place cable needle behind work, k 3, k cable stitches, place next 3 st on cable needle, place cable needle in front of your work, k 3, k cable stitches, p 6, p,k,p,k

Row 30: repeat row 28
Row 31: P,k,p,k, p 6, m1 p wise, k2tog through bl, k 8, k2tog, m1 p wise, p,k,p,k
Row 32: K,p,k,p, k 7, p 10, k 7, k,p,k,p
Row 33: p,k,p,k, p 7, m1 p wise, k2tog through bl, k 6, k2tog, m1 p wise, p 6, p,k,p,k
Row 34: K,p,k,p, k 8, p 8, k 8, 
Row 35: P,k,p,k, p 8,  place 2 stitches onto the cable needle, place cable needle behind work, k 2, k cable stitches, place next 2 st on cable needle, place cable needle in front of your work, k 2, k cable stitches, p 8, p,k,p,k

Row 36: Repeat row 34
Row 37: P, k, p,k, p 8, m1 p wise, k2tog through bl, k 4, k2tog, M1 p wise, p 8, p,k,p,k
Row 38: K,p,k,p, k 9, m1, p2tog, p 2, p2tog, m1, k 9, k,p,k,p
Row 39: P,k,p,k, p 10,  place 2 stitches onto the cable needle, place cable needle behind work, k 2, k cable stitches, p 10, p,k,p,k
Row 40: k,p,k,p k 10, m1, p2tog, p2tog, m1, k 10, k,p,k,p
Row 41: P,k,p,k, p 24, p,k,p,k
Row 42: K,p,k,p, k 24, k,p,k,p
Row 43- 47: repeat row 1 and 2
cast off. weave in your ends.

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2 comments:

  1. Julia, oh my, I totally remember that tree (if it's the one I'm thinking of) here were needles EVERYWHERE after that tree lol.

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    1. I didn't realize the tree was infamous among the neighbor kids too. Lol.

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