Sunday, December 3, 2006

Martini Glass Dishcloth

Yarn: 1 ball Bernat Handicrafter 100% Cotton
Color: Hunter Green
Needle Size: 5 US / 3.5mm
Approx. Size: 9" high x 10" wide
(Note: I knit a little on the loose side and I like my dishcloths knitted tightly- the yarn label calls for 7 US / 4.5mm)

Cast on 45 stitches.
Knit 6 rows in Seed Stitch (k1, p1).
Continue the Seed Stitch pattern for 5 stitches on each side of the dishcloth.

(Note: Don't forget to knit 5 stitches in Seed Stitch at the beginning and the end of each row! Pattern is worked over 35 stitches.)
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2 and all even rows: Purl.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 5: K12, p11, k12.
Row 7: K15, p5, k15.
Row 9: K16, p3, k16 (repeat this row 8 more times).
Row 29: K15, p5, k15.
Row 31: K14, p7, k14.
Row 33: K13, p9, k13.
Row 35: K11, p13, k11.
Row 37: K9, p17, k9.
Row 39: K7, p21, k7.
Row 41: K6, p23, k6.
Row 43: K11, p2, k22.
Row 45: K10, p2, k23.
Row 47: K9, p2, k24.
Row 49: K8, p2, k25.
Row 51: K7, p2, k26.
Row 53: Knit.
Row 55: Knit.
Knit 6 rows in Seed Stitch.
Bind off.

Tip: If you want to give this dishcloth to someone as a gift, toss it in the washer & dryer before you give it away and the stitches will even out.

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