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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.

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7 Comments »

  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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