Monday, May 28

Our Summer Begins - Cottage Squares Dishcloth Pattern

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     I have been working on this pattern for a few days. As I mentioned before, the style is a bit different from most all of my other cloths. I thought that this cloth would be better fitting for a contemporary kitchen. Contemporary is such a huge decorating factor right now. Even with my cottage look, little bits of modern elements are thrown in here and there. This cloth does mix in with my cottage look as well - and I was pleased about that!

     Keep in mind - I am a beginner - therefore my writing style is a bit unorthodox. If you have any questions about this pattern, please feel free to contact me. I consider myself a work in progress.  I would absolutely love to see any finished cloths you create from my patterns. I will post them here in my gallery when I have the opportunity.

Here is my Cottage Squares Cloth

aka: Colorblok Kitchen Cloth

 


 


This cloth is knit using the Intarsia Method. It is an excellent lesson for the begginer or intermediate. Why not give it a try?!

Materials:
Size 6 US needles (4.5mm)
One Cable needle for center hobnail stitch.
4 colors of your favorite worsted weigh cotton yarn.

Stitches: knit, purl, slip stitch, one hobnail stitch for center of cloth.


Begin by taking your two main colors - a & b - and split them into 2 smaller balls of each color. You then have colors a1, a2, b1 and b2 , a small ball of color c and a scrap piece of color d. This pattern tells where to join the new balls of color, but for simplicity, after the initial join, refers to each ball simply as their original colors of a, b, or c. You simply pick up the color where it is left off. All slipped stitches are slipped knit-wise.

CO 40 sts with color a1
1 k5, p2, k26, p2, k5
2 k5, sl 2, k26, sl 2, k5
3 k5, p2, k26, p2, k5
4 k5, sl 2, k26, sl 2, k5
5 k5, p2, k26, p2, k5
6 k5, sl 2, k26, sl 2, k5
7 k5, p2, k26, p2, k5
8 k5, sl 2, k26, sl 2, k5
9 k5, p2, k26, p2, k5
10 k5, sl2, (begin color b1) k26, (begin color a2) sl 2,k5
11 k5, p2, (color b) p26, (color a) p2, k5
12 k5, sl 2, (color b) k26, (color a) sl 2, k5
13 k5, p2, (color b) p26, (color a) p2, k5
14 k5, sl 2, (color b) k26, (color a) sl 2, k5
15 k5, p2, (color b) p26, (color a) p2, k5
16 k5, sl 2, (color b) k26, (color a) sl 2, k5
17 k5, p2, (color b) p26, (color a) p2, k5
18 k5, sl 2, (color b) k26, (color a) sl 2, k5
19 k5, p2, (color b) p26, (color a) p2, k5
20 k5, sl 2, (color b) k26, (color a) sl 2, k5
21 k5, p2, (color b) p26, (color a) p2, k5
22 k5, sl 2, (color b) k26, (color a) sl 2, k5
23 k5, p2, (color b) p26, (color a) p2, k5
24 k5, sl 2, (color b) k26, (color a) sl 2, k5
25 k5, p2, (color b) p26, (color a) p2, k5
26 k5, sl 2, (color b) k7, (add color c) k12, (add color b2) k7, (color a) sl 2, k5
27 k5, p2, (color b) p7, (color c) k12, (color b) p7, (color a) p2, k5
28 k5, sl 2, (color b) k7, (color c) p12, (add ball b2) k7, (color a) sl 2, k5
29 k5, p2, (color b) p7, (color c) k12, (color b) p7, (color a) p2, k5
30 k5, sl 2, (color b) k7, (color c) p12, (add ball b2) k7, (color a) sl 2, k5
31 k5, p2, (color b) p7, (color c) k12, (color b) p7, (color a) p2, k5
32 k5, sl 2, (color b) k7, color c) p12, (add ball b2) k7, (color a) sl 2, k5
33 k5, p2, (color b) p7, (color c) k12, (color b) p7, (color a) p2, k5
34 k5, sl 2, (color b) k7, (color c) k12, (add ball b2) k7, (color a) sl 2, k5
35 k5, p2, (color b) p7, (color c) k7 [remove 2 sts from right needle onto a cable needle. Wrap color d around these 2 sts 6 times. Return sts to right needle, (color c) k5, (color a) p2, k5

36 k5, sl 2, (color b) k7, (color c) p12, (color b) k7, (color a) sl 2, k5
37 k5, p2, (color b) p7, (color c) k12, (color b) p7, (color a) p2, k5
38 k5, sl 2, (color b) k7, (color c) p12, (color b) k7, (color a) sl 2, k5
39 k5, p2, (color b) p7, (color c) k12, (color b) p7, (color a) p2, k5
40 k5, sl 2, (color b) k7, (color c) p12, (color b) k7, (color a) sl 2, k5
41 k5, p2, (color b) p7, (color c) k12, (color b) p7, (color a) p2, k5
42 k5, sl 2, (color b) k7, (color c) p12, (color b) k7, (color a) sl 2, k5
43 k5, p2, (color b) p7, (color c) k12 (color c will now be complete), (color b) p7, (color a) p2, k5
44 k5, sl 2, (color b) k26, (color a)sl 2, k5
45 k5, p2, (color b) p26, (color a) p2, k5
46 k5, sl 2, (color b) k26, (color a) sl 2, k5
47 k5, p2, (color b) p26, (color a) p2, k5
48 k5, sl 2, (color b) k26, (color a) sl 2, k5
49 k5, p2, (color b) p26, (color a) p2, k5
50 k5, sl 2, (color b) k26, (color a) sl 2, k5
51 k5, p2, (color b) p26, (color a) p2, k5
52 k5, sl 2, (color b) k26, (color a) sl 2, k5
53 k5, p2, (color b) p26, (color a) p2, k5
54 k5, sl 2, (color b) k26, (color a) sl 2, k5
55 k5, p2, (color b) p26, (color a) p2, k5
56 k5, sl 2, (color b) k26, (color a) sl 2, k5
57 k5, p2, (color b) p26 (end color b), (color a) p2, k5
58 k5, sl 2, k26, sl 2, k5
59 k5, p2, k26, p2, k5
60 k5, sl 2, k26, sl 2, k5
61 k5, p2, k26, p2, k5
62 k5, sl 2, k26, sl 2, k5
63 k5, p2, k26, p2, k5
64 k5, sl 2, k26, sl 2, k5
65 k5, p2, k26, p2, k5
66 k5, sl 2, k26, sl 2, k5
67 k5, p2, k26, p2, k5
68 k5, sl 2, k26, sl 2, k5
69 Bind Off

Finished Cloth (after washing) measures approximately 8 1/2 square.

Notes: The sample cloth pictured in blue and green has a border knit with the k5, p2 (w/s) odd row and k5 sl 2 even row pattern. This can easily be added to the pattern.

Please alert me if you should find any errors in this pattern. I will make every effort to correct them ASAP. 

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Don't forget to stop by and take a look at Elvish Leaves! It's wonderful!

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6 comments:

THE KNITORIOUS MRS. B said...

I love this! Thanks so much for sharing this pattern with all of us. What nice colors and a great way to get the SNC yarn ball stash rolling!

Carol said...

I'm looking forward to trying this! Thank you!

hakucho said...

Just beautiful! Endless possiblities...can't wait to give your pattern a try.
Thanks for posting the pattern.

happy knitting :)

Kelley said...

This is really lovely. Thanks so much for sharing. I am so impressed with the quality of all our work and the way you use color. Just stunning. And I'm glad you like my Elvish Leaves dishcloth!

Alethea said...

These are both very nice. I especially like the blue one. And it is great to encourage people to learn and practice intarsia. However, the same effect can be gotten *tremendously* easier using the Log Cabin technique described in Mason-Dixon Knitting. I have been having a *wonderful* time working with Log Cabins, and there also, the possibilities are endless.

CeElle said...

Hi Alethea - thank you for visiting! I have the Mason Dixon Book and I love it! I have tried the log cabin cloth - it was lots of fun, but this cloth was written precisely to practice intarsia. I still need lots more practice!