Wednesday, November 15, 2017



 Welcome to the November 2017 Dishcloth Challenge!

Rosie says,
The Turkey will be Dressed, so I got Dressed too, in my new purple bandana and flower headband-all set for Turkey Day!

My finished dishcloth for the November Challenge KAL:


~ knit by Linda
~ Pattern design by and graciously given to us by Kelli Small 
TicTacToe Mosaic Dishcloth

 

Tic-Tac-Toe Mosaic
Slip-Stitch Dishcloth
 
Copyright 2016 Kelli Small


Materials Needed
 Two colors worsted weight cotton yarn (best results with contrasting colors).
You will need approximately 60-80 yards in each color. [Lily Sugar’n Cream, I Love This Cotton and similar yarns are good for this project]
note: you can use the Orange and Brown/Black -  or choose two colors you like in your kitchen.


 US Size 6 (4mm) knitting needles
Tapestry needle
 Crochet needle, size G/6-4.25 mm (optional; used for making a border).

Gauge: 17 stitches and 32 rows = 3 inches in garter mosaic stitch.

Skills Required: Knit Stitch, Slip Stitch, and a very basic knowledge of Color-work is needed.

Abbreviations:
 MC = Main color
CC = Contrast color or second color
 K = Knit
 S = Slip stitch (always purl-wise)
 wyif = With yarn in front
 Rep = Repeat

Dishcloth Pattern
Cast on 49 (Use crochet-cast on if optional border desired)
Rows 1 & 2: Knit across.
Row 3: (CC) S1, K1, (S1, K3) Eleven times, S1, K1, S1
Row 4: (CC) S1, K1, (wyif S1, K3) Eleven times, wyif S1, K1, wyif S1
*Note* Every even row from row 4 to row 34 will be exactly the same as the odd number row before it, except the yarn will be moved to the front before slipping a stitch and moved to the back before knitting a stitch. I have provided rows 4 and 34 as an example. All other even rows will
follow suit. There are many video tutorials on-line which can be a great tool if you need a visual of this or of mosaic knitting in general! Carry colors up the edge while switching them; there is no need to cut them.
Row 5: (MC) K5, *(S1, K1) Three times, S1, K9 * Rep from * to * once more, (S1,K1) Three times, S1, K5
Row 7: (CC) S1, K1, (S1, K3) Eleven times, S1, K1, S1
Row 9: (MC) K1, (S1,K1,S1, K3) Twice, (S1,K1) Three times, S1, K3, S1, K1, S1, K3, (S1, K1) Three
times, S1, (K3, S1, K1, S1) Twice, K1
Row 11: (CC) S1, K3, (S1, K7) Five times, S1, K3, S1
Row 13: (MC) K5, S1, (K5, S1, K9,S1) Twice, K5, S1, K5
Row 15: (CC) S1, K5, S1, K3, S1, (K11, S1, K3, S1) Twice, K5, S1
Row 17: (MC) *K1, S1 * Rep. from * to end of row.
Row 19: (CC) S1, K5, S1, K3, S1, (K11, S1, K3, S1) Twice, K5, S1
Row 21: (MC) K5, S1, (K5, S1, K9, S1) Twice, K5, S1, K5
Row 23: (CC) S1, K3, (S1, K7) Five times, S1, K3, S1
Row 25: (MC) K1, (S1, K1, S1, K3) Twice, (S1, K1) Three times, S1, K3, S1, K1, S1, K3, (S1,K1) Three
times, S1, (K3, S1, K1, S1) Twice, K1
Row 27: (CC) S1, K1, (S1,K3) Eleven times, S1, K1, S1
Row 29: (MC) K5, *(S1,K1) Three times, S1, K9 * Rep from * to* once more, (S1, K1) Three times,
S1, K5
Row 31: (CC) S1, K1, (S1, K3) Eleven times, S1, K1, S1
Row 33: (MC) *K1, S1 * Rep from * to end of row.
Row 34: (MC) *K1, wyif S1 * Rep from * to end of row.

Repeat rows 3-34 twice and then rows 3-32 once.

Ending rows: Knit three rows and bind off 
(If using crochet bind-off method, only knit only two rows before binding off.)

 Post your photo at Ravelry and at your Yahoo Album page!

Copyright 2016 Kelli Small

NOTE: Due to this being a copyright pattern, these directions will come down in a week's time, you could still access the pattern by purchasing it at the designer's page at:
 https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tic-tac-toe-mosaic-knit-dishcloth


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November 1st 2017 KAL

Here is the first KAL for November along with photos.

November 5th 2017 KAL – Autumn Time Cloth

Copyright © Janet Nogle 2017

Materials:  1 skein of cotton yarn, any solid color. Fall colors would work nice, I used Knit Picks Dishie in Clementine.
#6 US Knitting Needle. 

This is a cloth of a pumpkin surrounded by leaves.

Cast on:         40 stitches

Border:        
Rows 1-6:     Knit across.
Pattern:
Row 1:          Knit across.
Row 2:          K2, P36, K2.
Row 3:          Knit across.
Row 4:          K2, P36, K2.
Row 5:          Knit across.
Row 6:          K2, P36, K2.
Row 7:          K14, P1, K10, P1, K14.
Row 8:          K2, P5, K2, P1, K2, P1, K1, P12, K1, P1, K2, P1, K2, P5, K2.
Row 9:          K6, P7, K14, P7, K6.
Row 10:        K2, P4, K8, P12, K8, P4, K2.
Row 11:        K8, P6, K12, P6, K8.
Row 12:        K2, P3, K2, P1, K5, P14, K5, P1, K2, P3, K2.
Row 13:        K5, P9, K12, P9, K5.
Row 14:        K2, P4, K3, P2, K3, P12, K3, P2, K3, P4, K2.
Row 15:        K4, P6, K1, P2, K14, P2, K1, P6, K4.
Row 16:        K2, P2, K3, P1, K2, P6, K10, P4, K2, P1, K3, P2, K2.
Row 17:        K5, P2, K6, P12, K8, P2, K5.
Row 18:        K2, P12, K14, P10, K2.
Row 19:        K11, P16, K13.
Row 20:        K2, P11, K16, P9, K2.
Row 21:        K11, P16, K13.
Row 22:        K2, P11, K16, P9, K2.
Row 23:        K11, P16, K13.
Row 24:        K2, P12, K14, P10, K2.
Row 25:        K12, P14, K14.
Row 26:        K2, P13, K12, P11, K2.
Row 27:        K14, P10, K16.
Row 28:        K2, P15, K8, P13, K2.
Row 29:        K18, P1, K21.
Row 30:        K2, P19, K1, P16, K2.
Row 31:        K18, P1, K21.
Row 32:        K2, P36, K2.
Row 33:        Knit across.
Row 34:        K2, P36, K2.
Row 35:        Knit across.
Row 36:        K2, P36, K2.
Row 37:        Knit across.
Row 38:        K2, P36, K2.

Border:
Rows 1-6:     Knit across.

Bind off and weave in ends.

Photo of cloth after 20 rows:

Final Photo:


































































Wednesday, October 18, 2017

October 20th 2017 KAL Gingko Leaf Cloth

Here is our KAL for October 20:



Copyright © Janet Nogle 2017




                                                               KAL after 18 rows

                                         
                                                                       Final Photo

Materials:  1 skein of cotton yarn, any solid color. Fall colors would work nice.
#6 US Knitting Needle. 

Notes:  SSP:  Slip 1, slip another both knitwise, move back to left needle, P2Tog through back loop.  There are videos showing how to do this, just search google or use this link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTCoak_KNDY
SSK: Slip 1, Slip 1, K2tog. To watch this being done, go to www.knittinghelp.com
The number of stitches does change in some rows so I have added the number of stitches you should have at the end of each row.

Cast on:         Multiple of 18 + 1 (37 + 6 Border = 43)    43 stitches

Border:        
Rows 1-4:     Knit across.
Pattern:
Row 1:           K3, P1, *K17, P1; repeat from *, end with K3.  (43)
Row 2:           K4, *P17, K1; repeat from *, end with K3.  (43)
Row 3:           K3, P1, *K2Tog, K6, YO, K1, YO, K6, SSK, P1; repeat from *, end with K3.  (43)
Row 4:           K4, *SSP, P13, P2Tog, K1; repeat from *, end with K3.  (39)
Row 5:           K3, P1, *K2Tog, K4, (YO, K1) x3, YO, K4, SSK, P1; repeat from *, end with K3.  (43)
Row 6:           K4, *SSP, P13, P2Tog, K1; repeat from *, end with K3.  (39)
Row 7:           K3, P1, *K2Tog, K2, (YO, K1) X 7, YO, K2, SSK, P1; repeat from *, end with K3.  (51)
Row 8:           K4, *SSP, P17, P2Tog, K1; repeat from *, end with K3.  (47)
Row 9:           K3, P1, *K2Tog, K15, SSK, P1; repeat from *, end with K3.  (43)
Row 10:        K4, *P17, K1; repeat from *, end with K3.  (43)
Row 11:        K3, P1, *K17, P1; repeat from *, end with K3.  (43)
Row 12:        Knit across row.  (43)
Row 13:        K3, P1, *YO, K2Tog* across row, end with K3.  (43)
Row 14:        Knit across row.  (43)

Repeat rows 1-14 till desired length, I repeated set two more times and then repeated rows 1-11 one more time.

Border:
Rows 1-4:     Knit across.

Bind off and weave in ends.




































































Sunday, October 15, 2017



 Rosie says, No Tricks, Just some Treats for this KAL!

hi fellow knitters -
I finished the knitting part of our Oct. Challenge - but will wait a bit to put it together and make into the Banner - just wanted to share my knit kal with you - what colors did you use?  I wanted to use Green, but it was difficult to work with [acrylic yarn with goldish thread running thru that kept getting tangled/stuck/split] - so left the J in green, knit the O in red/green variegated, and the Y in red.


 October 15
 Our October CHALLENGE knitalong is today!

NOTE: previous notice said colors would be orange and black for this KAL - save those skeins for November's challenge!


 First, this will not be a dishcloth! 

Second, supplies:  you do not need cotton yarn - you can use some of that regular knitting yarn you have in your stash.

Third, this is a Christmas/Holiday project


Supply list [all skeins are partial skeins] -
*Main Color [sample knit in white]
* 1, 2, or 3 Contrast colors [sample uses pink, turquoise, and green] - I am using dark Green
* knitting needles, size 9 U.S.

Challenge in this project: Duplicate Stitch and Reading a Chart
 -duplicate Stitching is simply embroidering over the stitches you've knit -
  There are many resources online and in knitting books
 - here is a good online source for Duplicate Stitching:
Duplicate Stitching

Begin by casting on 31 stitches in Main Color, for your first of 3 triangular pieces.  Happy Knitting!

To see and access the Banner, 'JOY go to RedHeart yarn:

~my first of 3 flags for the banner:

Click on link, below - then scroll down to Week 2, choose JOY banner, you can then download the entire pattern,
 JOY Banner
JOY Banner from RedHeart Yarns

Saturday, September 30, 2017

October 1st 2017 KAL - Skulloween Cloth

This is a seasonal picture cloth.

October 1st 2017 KAL:
I recommend white, black, orange or any solid color.  I used white for this one.  
I will post the photos on the blog and notify everyone when they are added.
This is a Picture Cloth.

Using Lifelines will help with any project. If you aren't sure what that is, there is plenty of info on the Internet about it but it is basically where you put thread or thin yarn through a row already worked, designating that all the rows to that point are error free. You should document what row you put the lifeline in so you have a point of reference. If you make any error after that point, you know you are OK with the previous rows anyway.

Any questions?  Just send a note to the group and we will answer for you.
This KAL is a Picture cloth.


After 20  Rows


Complete  Cloth
Designer:  Janet Nogle
KAL Name:  Skulloween Cloth
Cotton yarn –
Size 7 (US) = 4.5 mm needles
Cast on:         37 stitches

Border:        
Rows 1-4:     K1, P1 across, end K1.
Pattern:
Row 1:           (K1, P1) x2, K29, (P1, K1) x2.
Row 2:           (K1, P1) x2, P29, (P1, K1) x2.
Row 3:           (K1, P1) x2, K29, (P1, K1) x2.
Row 4:           (K1, P1) x2, P29, (P1, K1) x2.
Row 5:           (K1, P1) x2, K29, (P1, K1) x2.
Row 6:           (K1, P1) x2, P29, (P1, K1) x2.
Row 7:           (K1, P1) x2, K10, P9, K10, (P1, K1) x2.
Row 8:           (K1, P1) x2, P9, K11, P9, (P1, K1) x2.
Row 9:           (K1, P1) x2, K9, P2, K1, P2, K1, P2, K1, P2, K9, (P1, K1) x2.
Row 10:        (K1, P1) x2, P9, K2, P1, K2, P1, K2, P1, K2, P9, (P1, K1) x2.
Row 11:        (K1, P1) x2, K29, (P1, K1) x2.
Row 12:        (K1, P1) x2, P29, (P1, K1) x2.
Row 13:        (K1, P1) x2, K9, P2, K1, P2, K1, P2, K1, P2, K9, (P1, K1) x2.
Row 14:        (K1, P1) x2, P9, K2, P1, K2, P1, K2, P1, K2, P9, (P1, K1) x2.
Row 15:        (K1, P1) x2, K9, P11, K9, (P1, K1) x2.
Row 16:        (K1, P1) x2, P9, K11, P9, (P1, K1) x2.
Row 17:        (K1, P1) x2, K9, P11, K9, (P1, K1) x2.
Row 18:        (K1, P1) x2, P8, K13, P8, (P1, K1) x2.
Row 19:        (K1, P1) x2, K7, P15, K7 (P1, K1) x2.
Row 20:        (K1, P1) x2, P6, K7, P3, K7, P6, (P1, K1) x2.
Row 21:        (K1, P1) x2, K5, P7, K5, P7, K5, (P1, K1) x2.
Row 22:        (K1, P1) x2, P5, K7, P5, K7, P5, (P1, K1) x2.
Row 23:        (K1, P1) x2, K5, P8, K3, P8, K5, (P1, K1) x2.
Row 24:        (K1, P1) x2, P4, K9, P3, K9, P4, (P1, K1) x2.
Row 25:        (K1, P1) x2, K4, P3, K4, P3, K1, P3, K4, P3, K4, (P1, K1) x2.
Row 26:        (K1, P1) x2, P4, K2, P5, K3, P1, K3, P5, K2, P4, (P1, K1) x2.
Row 27:        (K1, P1) x2, K4, P1, K6, P7, K6, P1, K4, (P1, K1) x2.
Row 28:        (K1, P1) x2, P4, K2, P5, K7, P5, K2, P4, (P1, K1) x2.
Row 29:        (K1, P1) x2, K4, P3, K3, P9, K3, P3, K4, (P1, K1) x2.
Row 30:        (K1, P1) x2, P5, K19, P5, (P1, K1) x2.
Row 31:        (K1, P1) x2, K6, P17, K6, (P1, K1) X2.
Row 32:        (K1, P1) x2, P7, K15, P7, (P1, K1) x2.
Row 33:        (K1, P1) x2, K8, P13, K8, (P1, K1) x2.
Row 34:        (K1, P1) x2, P29, (P1, K1) x2.
Row 35:        (K1, P1) x2, K29, (P1, K1) x2.
Row 36:        (K1, P1) x2, P29, (P1, K1) x2.
Row 37:        (K1, P1) x2, K29, (P1, K1) x2.
Row 38:        (K1, P1) x2, P29, (P1, K1) x2.
Border:
Rows 1-4:     K1, P1 across, ending K1.

Bind off and weave in ends.