It felt good this week to cast the first dishcloth off my needles and master the leaf lace pattern. There were a couple of hiccups along the way, like when I was reading the wrong row at one stage and that time that I zoned out and just kept purling the entire way across the row, but I got there and you know what, this pattern wasn’t hard at all.
I decided to gift this to one of my sisters, because she turned another year older earlier in the week and I wanted to pop a little something handmade with her gift. I’m really pleased with how it turned out and super love the texture of the leaves in the pattern.
Casting off the dishcloth, meant casting on a new pattern for this week. After a lot of searching online for something that caught my eye to try, I found the delightful raindrops dishcloth and decided to give it a whirl. The pattern is listed as ‘easy’ on Ravelry, but it nearly gave me a slight heart attack when I read that I needed to K1, P1, K1, P1 & K1 into the same stitch. I’ve never done something that complicated into the one itty bitty stitch before, but apart from being a bit fiddly towards the end, it was actually quite okay!
I knitted a few rows to try out the pattern before sharing it, incase you’d like to make one too. If you’re on Ravelry, then you’ll find the pattern HERE and if you’d like to bi-pass that, you can go HERE and then click straight onto the big button that says ‘free pattern’ – this will direct you to a PDF, which is perfect for printing.
The raindrops dishcloth pattern is created with a 10 ply, but I’m using lovely 8 ply that I bought in New Zealand, called Exotic Jeans, with 4mm needles. The yarn is a mix of cotton and acrylic and came in the most gorgeous array of colours – I was good and only bought three balls of it though. This dishcloth will turn out a bit smaller than the leaf lace one, but not ouchy small, so it should still be a nice size.
Don’t forget that if you’re playing along too (I know lots of you are!) and are also on instagram, you can use the hashtag #dishclothaweek to share your creations.