Friday, 18 May 2007

twisted blocks dishcloth


Twisted blocks dishcloth

Materials

1 ball variegated Sugar N'Creme dishcloth cotton

Set of 5 size 4mm DPNs

suitable crochet hook

Cast on 10 stitches on to 1 needle using a loose cast on - you will have to pick up stitches from the bottom later. I used a loose cable cast on, a knitted cast on would mean you need to knit 1 row less.

Using 2 of your needles, work in Garter stitch (knit every row back & forth) for 10 1/2 ridges. You will have 10 ridges on 1 side & 11 ridges on the other.

Using your crochet hook, pick up 10 stitches on to a 3rd needle from the edge with the working yarn working from top towards cast on. Using the 3rd & 2nd needle,
knit 2 rows over the 10 picked up stitches.
K8, turn & knit back
K6, turn & knit back
K4, turn & knit back
K2, turn & knit back


Using your crochet hook, pick up 5 stitches on to your 4th needle along the straight edge of the triangle you just knitted & 10 stitches along your cast on edge which should be right next to it.

With your 4th & 2nd needle, knit 2 rows over the 15 picked up stitches.
K12, turn & knit back
K9, turn & knit back
K6, turn & knit back
K3, turn & knit back

Using your crochet hook, pick up 5 stitches on to your 5th needle along the straight edge of the triangle you just knitted & 10 stitches from the starting edge (of the square) next to it.

With your 5th & 2nd needle, knit 2 rows over the 15 picked up stitches.
K12, turn & knit back
K9, turn & knit back
K6, turn & knit back
K3, turn & knit back

Using your crochet hook, pick up 5 stitches on to your 1st needle & continue on to the 10 stitches waiting there from the top of the original square.

Knit 2 rows over 15 stitches on needle 1.
K12, turn & knit back
K9, turn & knit back
K6, turn & knit back
K3, turn & knit back

Using your crochet hook, pick up 5 stitches on to your 3rd needle & continue on to the 10 stitches waiting there from the first triangle.

Knit 2 rows over 15 stitches on needle 3.
K12, turn & knit back
K9, turn & knit back
K6, turn & knit back
K3, turn & knit back

Using your crochet hook, pick up 5 stitches on to your 4th needle & continue on to the 15 stitches waiting there from the second triangle.

Knit 2 rows over 20 stitches on needle 4.
K16, turn & knit back
K12, turn & knit back
K8, turn & knit back
K4, turn & knit back

4 comments:

Tracy said...

LOVING this!!! Are you a member of the Wooly Thoughts yahoo group (Pat Ashford and Steve Plummer)??? From what I've seen in the few posts I've read, I'd really like it there. Lots of math/science types.

Tracy said...

Ooops forgot to day thanx for the pattern. :-)

Rhonda said...

Hi Izzy -
WOW! I'd never seen this on your blog before - it IS almost the same as the Vortex cloth - you should shout LOUDER when you put a pattern up :o) I'm going to settle in with a good supply of variegated cotton today and make BOTH of these cloths...thanks you and..... Hugs!

Shelda said...

I've just started knitting this, and am having fun with it. But I realized that it just stops mid-pattern. It looks to me like there are several layers of triangles, which I think I can figure out. But how have you done the borders?