Sunday, October 15, 2017



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

hi fellow knitters -

  Our 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.


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

September 20th 2017 KAL - Clusters Cloth



September 20th 2017 KAL – Clusters Cloth


Copyright © Janet Nogle 2017

Level of Difficulty:  Easy



Materials:  1 skein of cotton yarn, Purple or any solid color is recommended.
#6 US Knitting Needle. 

Notes:  K2Tog:  Knit 2 stitches together

Cast on:         Multiple of 4 + 1  (4 X 8 = 32 + 1 + 6 Border = 39)    39 stitches

Border:        
Rows 1-4:     Knit across.
Pattern:
Row 1:           K4, *YO, K2Tog, K2; repeat from * to end, K3.
Row 2:           K3, P1, *P2Tog, YO, P2; repeat from * end K3.
Row 3:           K6, *YO, K2Tog, K2; repeat from *, end YO, K2Tog, K3.
Row 4:           K3, P1, *YO, P2Tog, P2; repeat from *, end K3.
Row 5:           K4, *K2Tog, YO, K2; repeat from *, end K3
Row 6:           K3, P3, *YO, P2Tog, P2; repeat from * to end, YO, P2Tog, K3.

Repeat rows 1-6 till desired length, I repeated 7 more times.

Border:
Rows 1-4:     Knit across.

Bind off and weave in ends.


 Janet Nogle































































































































Friday, September 15, 2017


Rosie Welcomes You to the September Challenge KAL!

Today I'm giving you a unique pattern - it is given as a square that is be used for a blanket/afghan.  [Actually, nearly any blanket/afghan square can be used for a dishcloth - just try it!]
She shows you how to make multiple squares to connect together as you knit them.

This pattern designer asks for no copies to be made and/or posted of her pattern - but she welcomes links directly to her pattern [given, below] - c. 2003, Patti Pierce Stone
  
Supplies for the Knit 'Granny' Square - note: color of yarn is up to you, solid will work best - to see the pattern clearly - if you want to show off the color, then a variegated yarn will look nice too. 
Below are my own pix - one I did in variegated, the other is in process, using self-striping yarn.

Supplies:
- size 9 needles
- 1/2 oz DK/light worsted wt yarn

Now, since we are using this pattern for a dishcloth, you will want to use cotton yarn; you can also adjust your needle size to what you prefer to use for your dishcloths.

The pattern can be found at:

 Knit 'Granny' Square

Happy Knitting!




For help in how-to-knit:
Knitting Help

Post your photo in our group albums:
KAL Photos


Friday, September 1, 2017

Sept 1st 2017 KAL - Apple Cloth Photos only


Here are photos of our KAL for September 1st. Pattern is available through the Monthly Dishcloth Group on Yahoo.

Photo of KAL after 20+ rows

                                                          Photo of completed KAL



Janet Nogle
jcnogle@gmail.com


























































Sunday, August 20, 2017

August 20th 2017 KAL - Summers End Cloth

Here is our second cloth for August:

August 20th 2017 KAL – Summers End Lace Cloth

Copyright © Janet Nogle 2017

Level of Difficulty:  Easy

Materials:  1 skein of cotton yarn, Hot Pink or any solid color is recommended. I used Knit Picks Shine – “Macaw”
#6 US Knitting Needle. 

Notes:  K2Tog:  Knit 2 stitches together
              SSK:  Slip 1, Slip 1, Knit 2 together (see www.knittinghelp.com)

Cast on:         Multiple of 9 + 4 / (27 + 4 = 31 + 6 Border = 37)    37 stitches

Border:        
Rows 1-4:     Knit across.
Pattern:
Row 1:           Purl across.
Row 2:           Purl across.
Row 3:           Purl across.
Row 4:           (RS) K5, *YO, K2, K2Tog, SSK, K2, YO, K1; repeat from * to last 5; K5.
Row 5:           Purl across.
Row 6:           K5, *K1, YO, K2, K2Tog, SSK, K2, YO; repeat from * to last 5: K5.

Repeat rows 3-6 till desired length, I repeated 9 more times.

Border:
Rows 1-4:     Knit across.

Bind off and weave in ends.

 Here are photos of cloth after 10 rows, 20 rows and the final cloth:



Janet Nogle


























































Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Rosie is ringing her Christmas Bells to announce this month's Challenge KAL!

August CHALLENGE KnitALong

Here is a photo of my cloth - I chose purple, just because I like those new poinsettias of that color!


 Day 2:
 Hoping to hear that you all have printed the file and are happily knitting away!
While I can't print the actual pattern here, I can give you a direct link - this is a members' only design, copyrighted by Susan Mrenna - please follow the rules!
 Please let everyone know what color you are using! and soon as you finish, post a photo in your yahoo album so we all can see!
  Click here to go to Poinsettia Pattern

Happy Knitting!  I will post a photo of my cloth later today ~ Linda

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 Day 1:

Today we will begin our second *Christmas* cloth of the summer!
It is a Picture Cloth ~
This has been a very popular dishcloth, and that's putting it mildly!!

You will be knitting the Poinsettia Cloth!

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Your supplies:
#7 needles, or your preferred size
1 skein solid cotton yarn, suggested color of red - as always, your choice of colors - I'd also suggest white, pink, or purple [or any other color you've seen poinsettia in!]

Your first *challenge* will be to go to our group files and get the pattern for yourself ~
This truly is NOT challenging!  but maybe some of you new group members haven't been there before-
this will give you a chance to see how easy it is and how many patterns are at your fingertips!

Go to our group's file site:
Yahoo Group files


At the site, click on:
2006 kals

Then, you will see two files:
* stars forever
* poinsettia   This is what you want! -mid nov.  - poinsettia --
click on it, then it opens PDF adobe doc., so you can save to your comp!

This is a members' only pattern  - it is also on Ravelry, as a member group pattern.
Designed by and copyrighted by Susan Mrenna.
Please, respect her copyright.

Okay - happy knitting!
Linda
ps- disclaimer: I will post the pattern here, later today, just in case -for whatever reason- some of you can't get access to the file