After all of the holiday knitting and just a couple of weeks before we'll know the sex of the baby (because you know what I'll be casting on for then), I'm up for a bit of quick dishcloth production. My dear friend in Montana placed an order and I'm happy to oblige. This is a simple basket weave that probably has a more 'correct' application, but I've been making mine this way for quite some time and find it just right. If you want some mindless knitting that requires limited skill and almost no concentration, (in other words you may watch your favorite television program or chat away with friends while clicking away) yet looks great and does the job... this is your workhorse.
Here's how I do it:
Using Peaches and Cream cotton and size 8 or 9 needles (depending how loose you like your fabric),
*K3, K5, P5, K5, P5,K5, P5, K3
repeat from* for 4 more rows
*K3, P5, K5, P5, K5, P5, K5, K3
repeat from * for 4 more rows
Repeat the pattern shown between lines until you have a square
BO and sew in ends
Easy peasy and that's the way something so utilitarian should be. I've finished 2 and would like to do a few more before sending them to their new home. I don't think Tami reads the blog so hopefully the fact that these are almost on their way will be a surprise. :)
I almost forgot to mention the book! This is actually Erin's, I borrowed it for the post because I'm not reading anything lately except for recipes. The Masterpiece is book 2 of 3 in The Alcott Legacy (historical fiction) series by Maryann Minatra. Erin isn't here for me to question right now. All I can say is that she devoured book 1 in 2 days and said I need to read them. I'd call that a recommend!
Joining Ginny's Yarn Along