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

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Aug 1st 2017 KAL with Photos

Here is the KAL for Aug 1st, 2017:

Braid N Cable Cloth
Copyright © Janet Nogle 2017

Measurements:            8 ¼ x 7
Materials:  Cotton Yarn (1 skein). I used Cotton Ease in the color “Candy Blue”, #6 US Needles.
Note:  This is a cable cloth requiring a cable needle, you can substitute a cable needle with a DPN or check the internet for instructions on completing without either needle.
Cast on:  40
Border:
Rows 1-4:  Knit across.

Pattern:
Row 1:       K14, P2, *Sl 2 stitches to cable needle & hold in back of work, Knit next 2 stitches from left needle, Knit the 2 stitches on the cable needle; rep from * one more time, P2, K14.
Row 2:       K3, P11, K2, P8, K2, P11, K3.
Row 3:       K6, Sl 2 stitches on cable needle and put in back of work, Knit 2 stitches from left needle, then Knit 2 stitches from cable needle, K4, P2, K2, Sl 2 stitches to cable needle & put in front of work, Knit 2 stitches from left needle, Knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle, K2, P2, K4, Sl 2 stitches to cable needle & put in front of work, Knit 2 stitches from left needle, Knit the 2 stitches from cable needle, K6.
Row 4:       K3, P11, K2, P8, K2, P11, K3

Repeat above 4 rows till desired length. (repeated the set 11 more times).

Border:
Rows 1-4:  Knit across.

                                         Through Row 12
                                        Through Row 24

                                           Completed Cloth

Janet Nogle