Thursday, September 6, 2007

Marvelous Mesh Cloth


by Mary Dixon

I used S&C cotton and #7 needles.

Cast on 38 stitches.

Garter stitch for 4 rows.

Continue as below, keeping 3 stitches each edge in garter stitch for border.

Row 1 (RS): Purl
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: K2, *sl 1 wyib, k1; repeat from *.
Row 4: *K1, sl 1 wyif; repeat from *, end k2.
Row 5: K1, *yo, k2 tog; repeat from *, end k1.
Row 6: Purl

I did 9 repeats of Rows 1-6.

Garter stitch for 6 rows.
Bind off.

This made a cloth approx. 8 1/2 inches square. You can vary the size by adding stitches or subtracting stitches as long as you have an even number of stitches.

(c) 2000 Mary E. Dixon

Jungle Cloth


by Mary Dixon

Worsted weight cotton
Size 7 needles

Cast on 37 stitches (for a cloth about 8 1/2 inches square).

Knit 5 rows.

Begin pattern, keeping 3 stitches each side in garter stitch for border. Note: Garter stitch border is not included in the pattern below.

Row 1: (right side): *K3, P1*, repeat from *, end K3.
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K1, *P1, K3*, repeat from *, end P1, K1.
Row 4: Purl

Repeat these four rows till cloth measures about 8 inches (or 3/4 inch shorter than square), ending by working either Row 1 or Row 3.

Knit 5 rows. Bind off.

If you like a larger cloth, just add stitches in multiples of 4. Then work the four-row repeat till your cloth is about 3/4 inch short of being square.

(c) 2000 MaryE. Dixon

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Three Degrees of Separation

Three Degrees of Separation Cloth

By Mary Dixon

Sugar & Cream/Peaches & Cream Cotton yarn
Size 7 needles

Cast on 38 stitches*.

Garter stitch 5 rows. Keep 3 sts at each edge in garter stitch for border (not written into pattern).

Row 1 (rs): Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: *K3, P1*, repeat across row.
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: Purl
Row 7: *K1, P1, K2*, repeat across row
Row 8: Purl
Row 9: Knit
Row 10: Knit
Row 11: Purl
Row 12: Purl

Work Rows 1-12 three times. Then work Rows 1-8 once more. Garter stitch for 5-6 rows. Bind off.

*If you would like a smaller or larger cloth, you can alter your number of stitches cast on by multiples of 4.
Copyright 2007
Mary E. Dixon