Friday, September 01, 2006

Absorba Rug

This is the Absorba Pattern from Mason Dixon Knitting (p. 82). The pattern called for 3 strands of Peaches & Cream Double Worsted. I used four strands of just the regular Sugar & Cream from the store. Two strands were constant: White and Ecru. The other two strands were changed each section. The choices for those strands were Jute, Country Sage Ombre, Citris Fruits, or Natural Ombre.

We're using this rug in the bedroom so we made it's 5.5 feet by 2 feet. I also crocheted an edge around it. We like it even though it's not knit as tight as the one in the Mason-Dixon book. Should have used 6 strands for that I guess....or ordered the double worsted yarn. Maybe some day I'll do a thick one for the bathroom.

Needle size used: Knit Picks' Options size 15 needles with 40"cable. Size 10 crochet hook for edge.

Two more dishcloths

I finished a bunch of projects this summer. I'm hoping to get the pictures up soon...hopefully this weekend.

Here are two more dishcloths.

This first one is Elfin Lace from Barbara Walker's Treasury of Knitting Patterns, Vol 1., p. 208.
I charted the pattern out with the keyboard which worked really great. I used size 3 needles with size 3 Crochet Thread (100% mercerized cotton). I did 5 rows of garter stitch after casting on (55 st.) and a 3 st. garter edge on each side. Then five repeats of the pattern (16 row repeat) plus one more row 1 before doing the 5 rows of garter stitch and binding off.

This next cloth used the Bumblebee Pattern from Barbara Walker's 3rd vol., p. 155. I used Cotton DK Freedom (50% off purchase) in a bumblebee yellow.

CO 56 st. 5 rows of garter stitch. 4 1/2 pattern repeats (12 row pattern) with 3 garter stitch border on sides (end after an odd row is completed). 5 rows of garter stitch. BO.