It’s the eve of December! And I am so happy to tell you all that my house is decorated, my cards are addressed and all the gifts are bought and wrapped! Did I have you going for even a minute? Absolutely none of that is done, N.O.N.E. There is still much to do, including lots of knitting, and I’m guessing it’s the same at your house! So, let’s add to that craziness a beautiful dishcloth! This is one of Betty’s amazing designs, so it does contain a few new stitches, full instructions will be included as we come to them. It is not a holiday design, so no hints on colors! Enjoy!
Come back to THIS post every day through December, and I’ll add two additional rows to the pattern, listing the new rows under the date they are posted. Don’t worry if you miss a day, I will just add the rows, never remove them. **You may find it helpful to bookmark thedomesticdash.com, so you can find your way back!**
Use any worsted weight cotton yarn you like, (but a solid color will show up the design better).
Knit so that you create a ‘firm’ fabric, to really show off the relief stitches. The tighter you knit the cloth, the more the design will POP! For most of you, this will be a size 7 needle. If you like a smaller dishcloth try using a dk weight cotton and a size 5 needle.
Just for fun, if/when you have a guess as to the design, leave a comment, the FIRST person to make an exact guess will win a prize from The Quarter Stitch in Wilmington, NC! Good Luck!
Cast on 45 stitches
Row 1- Knit all stitches.
Row 2- Knit all stitches.
Row 3- Knit all stitches.
Row 4- Knit all stitches.
Row 5- K4, P1, K1, P1, B, P5, B, (P1, K1)x 13, P1, K4.
Row 6- K4, (P1, K1)x13, P2, K5, P2, K1, P1, K4.
Row 7- K4, (P1, K1)x2, B, P5, B, P2, (K1, P1) x12, K4.
Row 8- K4, (P1, K1)x13, P1, K5, P1, (K1, P1,)x2, K4.
Row 9- K4, (P1, K1)x2, P1, B, P5, B, P1, (K1, P1)x12, K4.
Row 10- K4, P3, (K1, P1)x11, P1, K5, P2, (K1, P1)x2, K4.
Row 11- K4, (P1, K1)x2, P2, B, P5, B, P2, (K1, P1)x8, K10.
Row 12: K4, P9, (K1, P1)x7, P2, K5, P1, (K1, P1)x3, K4.
Row 13- K4, (P1, K1)x3, P1, B, P5, B, (P1, K1)x5, K17.
Row 14- K4, P13, (K1, P1)x5, P1, K5, P2, (K1,P1)x3, K4.
Row 15- K4, (P1, K1)x3, P3, K3, P3, (K1, P1)x3, K20.
Row 16- K4, P16, (P1, K1)x3, K3, P3, K3, (K1, P1)x3, K4.
Row 17– K10, P3, K3, P3, K11, SB, K14
Row 18- K4, P9, K1, P1, K1, P10, K3, P3, K3, P6, K4.
Row 19- K10, P9, K9, P1, K3, P1, K12.
Row 20- K4, P7, K1, P5, K1, P8 K9, P6, K4.
Row 21- K10, P9, K6, P2, K7, P2, K9.
Row 22- K4, P22, K9, P6, K4.
Row 23- K10, P9, K26
Row 24- K4, P22, K2, yo, k2tog, K1, ssk, yo, K2, P6, K4.
Row 25- K10, P9, K26.
Row 26- K4, P22, K9, P6, K4.
Row 27- K10, P9, K26.
Row 28- K4, P22, K9, P6, K4.
Row 29- K10, P9, K26.
Row 30- K4, P22, K2, yo, k2tog, K1, ssk, yo, K2, P6, K4.
Row 31- K10, P9, K26.
Row 32- K4, P22, K9, P6, K4.
Row 33:- K10, P9, K7, SB, K18.
Row 34- K4, P13, K1, P1, K1, P8, K5, P8, K4.
Row 35- K12, P5, K7, P1, K3, P1, K16.
Row 36- K4, P11, K1. P5, K1, P6, K5, P8, K4.
Row 37- K12, P5, K5, P1, K7, P1, K14.
Row 38- K4, P24, K5, P8, K4.
Row 39- K12, P5, K28.
Row 40- K4, P24, K5, P8, K4.
Row 41- K12, P5, K28.
Row 42- K4, P24, K5, P8, K4.
Row 43- K12, P5, K28.
Row 44- K4, P24, K5, P8, K4.
Row 45- K12, (p1, dyo)x4, P1, K28, (49 sts) Note: double yo counts as one stitch
Row 46- K4, P24, K9 (dropping one side of each dyo), P8, K4. (49 sts)
Row 47- K12, P9, K17, P1, K10. (49)
Row 48- K4, P5, K1, P1, K1, P16, (k2tog)x2, K1, (k2tog)x2, P8, K4. (45 sts)
Row 49- K12, P2, B, P2, K15, P1, K3, P1, K8.
Row 50- K4. P3, K1, P5, K1, P16, K1, P10, K4.
December 26- I hope you all had a good one! It’s been a whirlwind of family fun here!
Row 51- K45.
Row 52- K4, P37, K4.
December 27- And the winner is Tina! I hope you are all seeing a Lighthouse! and her prize is a pretty ball of Cascade Heritage Prints in their new fair isle patterns! I have so enjoyed this one, I hope you have as well!
Row 53- K45
Row 54- K4, P37, K4.
Row 55- K45.
Row 56- K4, P37 K4.
Row 57 – 60- Knit across.
B: (bobble): Cast on 3 sts on the left hand needle using the knitted cast on method. Then, slip the next 4 sts to the right needle and using the tip of the left needle, lift the 4th st over 3the remaining st and off the ndl, then 3rd st over 2 the remaining two sts and off the ndl and then the 2nd st, over the last st and off the ndl. The remaining stitch stays on the right hand needle without being worked.
Knitted Cast On : Knit the next st, leaving it on the left hand needle, pull the new stitch, (on the right hand needle), toward you a bit to loosen it, then place it back on the left needle by putting the tip of the left needle over (toward you) and through the new stitch.
SB: Small bobble- Same as B except only cast on two sts at the begining.
SSK- Slip, slip, knit- Slip a stitch knitwise, slip a 2nd stitch knitwise. Take the left hand needle through the front of these 2 stitches left to right and knit the 2 together. – 1 stitch.
YO– Yarn over needle, + 1 stitch.
DYO- Double yarn over- Yarn twice around needle.