Sunday, 24 January 2021

Year Of Dishcloths

There are always knitalongs, stitchalongs, crochetalongs and makealongs on Instagram, I don't usually join in with them unless it's something linked to a podcast I watch on You Tube, but I saw the Year of Dishcloths which is being hosted by The Kitchen Sink Shop and I've decided to knit along.

A new dishcloth pattern is released each month and it's free to download. I've signed up to the newsletter but I believe Garlene, the lady behind The Kitchen Sink Shop, is releasing them as a free download on Ravelry later on in the month.

January's dishcloth is the Icicles Dishcloth, it's a simple pattern which shouldn't be beyond the capabilities of anyone who can knit and purl. It would be good for someone who is new to knitting who wants to learn how to follow a pattern.

I chose to use this variegated yarn by Sugar 'n' Cream and wondered if I was doing the right thing before I even started, but as I didn't have any plain cotton yarn in an aran weight I pressed ahead. In hindsight I was right, the pattern would have shown up much better on a plain colour, but I don't mind, I'm happy enough with it.

I'm not sure whether I'll join in every month but I do love hand knitted dishcloths and they're good to give as gifts too with a nice bar of handmade soap as they can be used as washcloths instead of dishcloths if you so wish.

Will you be joining in too?

18 comments:

  1. Wonderful dishclothes,greetings from anna

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  2. I like this pattern also and I can knit and purl. Now to find where I stored my knitting needles! Happy Sunday! ❤️

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  3. Lovely! That's one done and ready for use. I've never made a dishcloth, perhaps I should give one a go.

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  4. Very fun Jo! Well done on your beautiful dishcloths. Stay safe.

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  5. I should. I have a lot of kitchen cotton in my stash.

    I think you cloth looks good even with the variation in color. The pattern isn't so bold, but it is still very pretty.

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  6. It's lovely and you can still see the pattern even with the variegated yarn, have fun with the knit along I'm looking forward to seeing more.

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  7. They do look good and so useful.

    All the best Jan

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  8. I think it's pretty & the texture subtle & I know that they make great washcloths, as the one you gave me lives in our caravan for when we are away & it's lovely to use. Only used the van once so far in 15 months, such a shame. Take care, stay safe & huggles.

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  9. It’s a lovely pattern and I like what you have made.

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  10. I love knitting and crocheting dishcloths. They are such a quick and easy project. I've never participated in an "-along" project, this one might just be my first! Thanks for sharing... have a great week.

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  11. They look great! Sadly, I've never been able to knit or crochet and I'm quite sensitive so have to have the right yarn.

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  12. IF i was Ever to join one it would be this one. But, lately I just can't commit!!!! I will enjoy seeing yours all year

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  13. I think hand knitted dishcloths are a great idea and I like the Icicles one. I can't knit but even if I could I don't think I could bring myself to use something so pretty for washing dirty greasy dishes - much better to be used in the bathroom as a washcloth I think :-)

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  14. I usually crochet my cloths but your knitted one looks very pretty. They are so versatile and useful xcx

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  15. I am a great fan of a knitted/crochet washcloth, like you said with some soap makes a great gift.

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  16. What a lovely pattern Jo. I can only do basic knitting but I have downloaded the pattern, to check its within my capabilities! which it is, and ordered a ball of yarn and some needles. With the stress of three of my daughters schooling from home I thought it would be something relaxing for me to potter with.

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