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|Shasta Daisy Banana Cream|
|Pink Flower Carpet|
The title says it all really. We have had a lovely Indian Summer after a less than wonderful summer, but the weather is going to break soon, I am sure, so I took a quick look at the last pretties in my garden.
My Mum knitted the squares before she passed away 18 months ago, and it has taken a while to be able to bear to do it, but the worst is over and the end is within reach :-).
Friday, February 17, 2012
Angel Wings Wash or Dish Cloth
I started with the broken cable stitch pattern used it in a cloth and as I was knitting it I thought of how I could change it to look like wings, so I tried it and it worked. :-)
The pattern has 10 stitches and 26 rows, so to make a reasonably square pattern I cast on 46 stitches to do 4 repeats across, and 2 repeats vertically.
I made a border of what NZ knitters call moss stitch and US ones call seed stitch, but you can use garter stitch if you prefer. I just happen to like the look of the moss stitch, though it slows up the process a little. I made the border 4 rows at the beginning and end and carried 3 stitches up each side.
I also did 2 rows of reverse stocking stitch (stockinette) at the top and bottom, as the pattern keeps at least 2 stitches of this up each side.
C3B - Cable 3 Back. Slip next 3 sts onto a cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next 3 sts from left-hand needle, then knit sts from cable needle.
C3F - Cable 3 Front. Slip next 3 sts onto a cable needle and hold at front of work, knit next 3 sts from left-hand needle.- then knit sts from cable
CO 46 stitches
R1 (P7 K1 P2) four times
Work 2 rows reverse stocking stitch
Work 4 rows moss stitch/garter stitch border. Cast/bind off. You've done it!