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Kathryn
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:31 am    Post subject: A new dishcloth Reply with quote

I went to visit my brother last weekend, and started wondering what knitting project to take with me. In the end, I decided to tackle my first entrelac project. It's something I'd wanted to try for a while, but never quite got round to.

(Click for a larger image).

I was really pleased with the way it turned out, and I'm already planning my next entrelac project!

The pattern is Garterlac dishcloth, and it was knitted in Peaches & Creme.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! This is great! Well done!

I've saved the pdf already! I've always fround entrelac looks rather scary... but my dishcloth quest may well push me into having a go!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd thought the same (and thought there would be lots of ends - it was a nice surprise to find out there weren't!). The hardest bit about it is picking up the stitches.

I decided that a dishcloth was the right size to try out the technique, and if I didn't like working it, it wouldn't take too long to finish.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job Kathryn. I love it.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a great end product for learning a new skill!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks terrific. You will have the most intricate dish cloth around! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonderful job along with a wonderful idea. I've got the directions for the entrelac but never thought to try it on a dish cloth. Mmmmm.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's great Kathryn. Aren't dishcloths a great way to learn new techniques.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice. I hadn't thought about using a smaller project to learn the technique.

Happy Knitting Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:55 pm    Post subject: Finally tried dish cloths Reply with quote

At last, after all your inspiring posts I have completed my first dishcloth and I am really pleased with it. My husband was even more impressed, he was using it before I got time to take a picture for posting. I will take a photo of the next one, I am using this yarn, it is quite thick 100% cotton and feels really nice

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's your secret? My husband doesn't like using them. The yarn you're using looks lovely.

I knitted one for my brother at Christmas, made him promise to use it, and when I visited him recently, he said it was too nice to use.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a testament that your husband was using it! Very Happy That yarn looks like it would make a wonderfully thick cloth.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The yarn looks nice and soft. I mailed some to my friend and she still hasn't used them, because she said they looked too nice. Rolling Eyes . I told her to use them and I'd always send more if needed.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's maybe as well he started using the cloth or I might have thought it was too nice hehe. I am getting one cloth from a 50gm ball so it will be 6 cloths. I got the yarn on ebay really cheap too Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is nice yarn...I have been using Sugar and Cream mostly for mine, but my "recipients" are using them...although one has become a cape/cover for a beloved beanie baby dog...what an honor for me... Smile I made her a soap sack to bathe with...
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