NEEDLES & KNITS
Tove was reading one of her Norwegian magazines and discovered this free pattern from a pattern booklet entitled TEMA 44 Kluter by Sandnes Garn. We thought we would share it with you as this pattern would make a nice hostess gift for all those Christmas parties and get togethers that happen in December.
This pattern was knit on 3 ¾ mm needles using 2 strands of Mandarin Petit. Use smaller needles for tighter weave if desired. The beauty of it is that it knits up in a few hours and you can watch tv while knitting it! There are just 4 simple rows. Add a nice bar of soap or liquid hand soap, tie with a pretty ribbon or put it in a nice gift bag, and you have a really nice hostess gift.
Size is approximately 25 X 25 cm or 10” X10”
19 sts = 10 cm
Cast on 47 sts with double strand or single strand cotton.
Row 1: k1, *p1 k1* repeat to 1 left, k1
Row 2: k1, * k over k, p over p* repeat to 1 st left, k1
Row 3 and 4: knit
Repeat these rows until dishcloth measures approx 25 cm (10”)
Cast off but leave 3 sts to do an i-cord for approx 10 cm . Cast of and fasten i-cord to dishcloth. Or just cast off all sts.
For matching tea towel, cast on 95 sts and follow the pattern for the dishcloth until approx 50 – 60 cm long.
Needles & Knits