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Knit Your Holiday Gifts

Welcome Knitters & Crocheters,

Did you know that Christmas is ONLY 177 days away? I know, right?

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Have you thought about what your gift list looks like? Have you thought maybe a Knit along with me might be fun? I’m sure you haven’t. But, it promises to be so much fun!

If so, please join me over on my Facebook PageΒ where you will receive Free, Paid for, and recommended dishcloth patterns, that will help you get a jump start on your Holiday knitting. I have a fun prize package (it may even include on of my books *smiling*) for the one that knits the most dishcloths in the month. Fun, huh?

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Your to-list, as well as mine, is to make a list of those people that enjoy receiving a creative gift. As we all know, not all recipients appreciate a hand-made gift. And, that’s ok, right? Be thoughtful in your list. It may even be fun to add some natural hand cream to your cotton dishcloth as a gift. That’s always a great addition.

Have a fun-filled weekend knitting your first dishcloth pattern of the month. It can be found here. Yes, it’s mine. πŸ™‚ And I made it available for free for liking my page.

Knit On!

~Deb

 

 

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How I make my "Plain Jane" Dishcloth Pattern

It’s no secret, this is an easy pattern.

Other words that might describe it are: nothing to it, plain, piece of cake, easily done, no sweat, straight-forward, among others.

I’ve had this listed in my Ravelry shop for quite some time. It gets a lot of attention, but I thought this would be a fun way to hear Plain Jane’s story…

As a new beginner, well, to designing anyway, the only two stitches I knew were knit and purl. Pretty simple. I found that when you purled on the wrong side, it had that smooth finish on the right side. So, I added a border to the bottom and sides, and there began my introduction into designing.

I’ve created this pattern to have a finished measurement of 9″ x 9″. However, this pattern can easily be made smaller or larger depending on your project, your needs. The only thing to keep in mind when doing this is, on the WS row, just make sure to knit the first 3 stitches, and the last 3 stitches, then purl everything else in the middle. That’s it! So cast on as many stitches as you want.

I hope you enjoy this simple pattern. There are so many things that can be created from it. I’ll name a few, but I do hope you’ll have your own ideas and share them with me.

Fun Ideas for your single square dishcloth

~ make 16 of these beautiful squares in a soft merino, or superwash wool. Sew them all together for a blanket. How about making your very own checker board. Fun, huh?

~ Fingerless gloves – make the square, fold it in half leaving just enough space for your thumb to go through and seam the two sides together.

~ Pot Holder – Knit the square using a thick wool, maybe even using 2 strands held together, then FELT.

Plain Jane Dishcloth Pattern
by Deb Buckingham/Dishcloth Diva

Abbreviations
K-knit
P-purl
BO-bind off
CO-cast on

Materials
1 skein of your favorite cotton yarn-I used Sugar and Cream
US #7 straight needle
Yarn needle
Scissors
Tape measure for measuring finished item

Gauge
4 stitches = 1 inch

Pattern Instructions
CO 36 stitches

Knit 4 rows

Row 1 (WS): K3, P30, K3
Row 2: Knit all stitches

Repeat this 2-row pattern for a total of 24 times.

Knit 3 rows

Finishing
Bind off all stitches and weave in all ends.

THATS IT!



Have fun, be creative, and most of all,

KNIT ON!
Deb