March 21, 2007

The Washcloth (#1)

Filed under: knitting — Brian @ 6:54 pm

First knit, closeup

Here’s my first thing knitted from a pattern. It’s #1 of the 16 in “Nifty Knit Dishcloths ” published by Leisure Arts.

Nifty, indeed.

I am surprised at how much I enjoy knitting. I found a yarn store and Jenn went with me there over the weekend. The women there were surpassingly kind and helpful – I bought some dark green & black yarn and a sock pattern. They said they’d help if I got stuck! So, as soon as I finish another dishcloth for my Mom, I’ll give that a shot.

See, the whole knitting thing started with socks. I found a pattern online for socks with the Apple logo in them. You can’t buy those. So you have to make them. So I’m learning to knit.



  1. That’s pretty good. Almost looks too nice to use.

    Comment by Jim — March 21, 2007 @ 7:28 pm

  2. Thanks, Jim.
    I have your wife’s “beginner’s hat” pattern on my list to try, too…

    Comment by Brian — March 21, 2007 @ 8:10 pm

  3. Your washcloth is so cool! Great job for a first knitted-with-a-pattern project…

    Comment by geckogrrl — March 21, 2007 @ 10:18 pm

  4. Great pattern. I new to knitting too and have just finished my first (boring garter stitch) scarf.

    Comment by penandpurl — March 22, 2007 @ 12:54 am

  5. Great job! It looks neat!

    Comment by Rachel — March 22, 2007 @ 5:51 am

  6. Thanks, geckogrrl! That’s the other thing I’m finding – knitters are awfully kind to people getting started. I *love* your bugs!

    penandpurl – you sound like me. I didn’t make any scarves, but I did do a lot of garter and stockinette stuff. I have a young son who’s into play-cooking, so I made him a few little “hot pads” of garter stitch – just 20 stitches and however many rows to make it a square. Good practice for me, and fun for him to have, now. I can heartily recommend washcloths as a next step. They go pretty quickly and mistakes aren’t a big deal – you’re not going out wearing them or anything. A dishcloth can be ugly and it’s OK.

    Rachel – thanks! That’s what’s cool about dishcloths. There are obvious errors in it, but it’s OK because it’s just a dishcloth!

    Comment by Brian — March 22, 2007 @ 6:22 am

  7. I am impressed…look at that pattern! I think you’re ready for sweaters. Very cool. :-)

    Comment by gwynne — March 22, 2007 @ 7:31 pm

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