I printed out that dishcloth pattern (as well as several other letters from the Knitting Knonsense alphabet series–find them all here) ages ago. Now that I’ve finally worked it up, I am perfectly pleased. It’s a quick, satisfying project, and the letter definition is very clear in the completed fabric. I will definitely use this pattern again for my “M” gift recipient!
One note if you use this pattern: I haven’t looked at all of the letters, or maybe I’m overlooking a direction that appears earlier in the Knitting Knonsense website. But anyway, I didn’t see a needle size indicated. In this M’s case, I picked #8’s. The resulting cloth is just slightly smaller than the usual finished dishcloth (not “too small” at all, though), but I think those nice tight stitches are part of the reason the letter is so well-defined. I’ll do the same next time I make one.
…and then, dishcloth (and–check!–one part of one future Christmas gift) done, I slid back into the familiar. Hats!
Here’s the first, sized for an older baby or small toddler.
I tried several different ways but couldn’t get the color to photograph accurately. It’s purple, not blue. The yarn is Caron Simply Soft in “iris,” a really vibrant, joyful shade that I’ve used for several previous projects.
And then there’s this tiny one, for a newborn baby.
Which brings us to…
for self/family: 2
for charity: 13
…and a little bit more of a little tiny dent in the yarn stash. Honestly, I’m beginning to think I could keep at this goal for far longer than just this year and still not have the stash down to a reasonably storable volume. Ah, well. What a happy problem to have. I’m still enjoying the journey, which is the whole goal of a craft, right?
Your turn. What are your needles and hooks up to lately?