Wednesday, December 13, 2006

My Favorite Dish Cloth Pattern

Tuck/Purl Side
Stockinette Side

****UPDATED PATTERN****

The 2 row tuck uses less yarn and works just as nice as the 3 row version

This one was made on my Toyota KS610, a 9mm comparable to the Brother 230. It would be just as easy on an 8mm like the Bond ISM/USM or the Singer HK100, or a punchcard bulky machine.

Tension set at loosest setting (10 on mine). E-Wrap cast on 29 needles. Knit 2 rows plain. Set needles and carriage to tuck on every other needle beginning with the 3rd needle from edge in hold/tuck position, knit 2 rows. Set carriage (or needles on basic manual machines) to knit all needles and knit 1 row. Repeat this process for 64 rows. Knit 1 more plain row, 65 rows all total on row counter and carriage on left. Back stitch bind off and do a single crochet around the edges. I use a size I crochet hook and make a stitch in each knit stitch across the top and bottom and crochet into the bars on the sides, skipping every 3rd bar. That's it! My old favorite was on the Bond with a tuck Fisherman Rib hand manipulated, this is sooo much faster and a really nice weight yet loose weave cloth.

Those of you with punchcard machines can use the card that looks like this:

xoxoxoxoxox
xoxoxoxoxox
xxxxxxxxxx
xoxoxoxoxox
xoxoxoxoxox
xxxxxxxxxx

with the x's being the knit stitch and the o's being the tucked stitch and leaving yourself 2 knit edge stitches on each row.

The other stitch pattern I like is the same as above but instead of columns of tucked stitches for the ribbed effect, the tucked stitches are alternated and a card would look like this:

xoxoxoxoxox
oxoxoxoxoxo
xxxxxxxxxx
xoxoxoxoxox
oxoxoxoxoxo
xxxxxxxxxx

with alternating 2 and 1 knit stitch on the each edge.

Hope this makes sense :)

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2 Comments:

At 5:23 AM, Blogger Gettig said...

Thanks for sharing this pattern! I thought it was hand knit when I first saw it, but am glad I can give it a try on the machine. Thanks again!

 
At 2:40 PM, Blogger Roz said...

I thought this was hand knit also, was really surprised to see it was made on the machine. HAVE to give it a try.

 

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