My workshop is wonderful but it does not have central heating , so during the winter months it is simply too cold to paint. That is why I do more needle work (at home where it is warm) than furniture painting. Just sit back and enjoy looking at my recent needlework project: Kitchen cloths! Well, let me tell you: if you are planning to pick up knitting (again) please start with a small kitchen cloth. First of all you can work with cotton yarn, nice yarn for beginners, and it really does not matter if you make a mistake. Well, you cannot leave dropped stitches of course, but if you mixed up a knit stitch with a purl stitch..nobody will know! I found plenty of free kitchen cloths knitting patterns online, and I actually made two (the red and white) from patterns from the internet. If you feel you want to design a kitchen cloth..go ahead! Just pick some interesting stitches or pattern and go ahead. You will be surprised how quickly you are done and you can feel like a “designer”! I designed the green cloth myself and will give you the tutorial.
Remember this picture in one of my earlier posts? I was still working on it..
And here a picture of all three of them..finished!
Following is a tutorial of the green kitchen cloth only.
I use regular kitchen cotton yarn (Lily sugar ‘n cream) and needle size US 7.
Binding off – casting on – knit stitch – purl stitch – weaving in yarn tails. Length is approx. 28cm
Cast on 45 stitches.
Row 1: *Purl 6, knit 3* repeat from * to * to end of row
Row 2: *Purl 3, knit 6* repeat from * to * to end of row.
Repeat rows 1 + 2 two more times
Row 7: *Knit 6, purl 3* repeat from * to * to end of row
Row 8: *Knit 3, purl 6* repeat from * to * to end of row
repeat row 7 + 8 one more time
Repeat rows 1 through 10 until work measure about 11″
When work is done weave end of yarn in and with contrasting color use single crochet around your cloth and make a loop of single chain stitches in a corner of your cloth. Here is a picture of my kitchen cloth in green: