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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Washcloth # 1 pattern

I still don't know what acceptable, traditional 'pattern speak' is so you'll have to bear with me and ask questions if I give an instruction that is incomprehensible. I'm going to just put up the instructions for the pattern.

K# - knit specified number of stitches
P# - purl specified number of stitches
R – Randmacshe (first / last stitch)

NOTE: The pattern is worked over 5 + 1 + 2 stitches. This means the pattern covers 5 stitches plus one ending stitch to finish a multiple iteration row plus one beginning stitch and one ending stitch. In German, the first and last stitches are called Randmaschen and that is how I always think of them. The Randmaschen are never part of the pattern.

Row 1: R, * K5 *, K1, R

Row 2: Repeat Row 1

Row 3: Repeat Row 1

Row 4: R, * K1, P4 *, K1, R

Row 5: Repeat Row 1

Row 6: Repeat Row 4

Row 7: Repeat Row 1

Row 8: Repeat Row 4

This completes the 8 rows that make up one iteration of the pattern. The asterisks (*) in the pattern rows indicate the 5 stitches of the pattern.

To make the washcloth, cast on as many multiples of 5 as you'd like plus 3 extra stitches. Work the eight rows of the pattern for as long as you'd like the washcloth to be. End the pattern on Row 8. To finish, repeat Row 1 twice. Bind off on the next row.

My washcloth was 43 stitches wide and 58 rows long.



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