Monday, June 18

Color Impact! Alpha Stripes Dishcloth


I took a little time during the past couple of days to finish this pattern. I have had a few requests for it. This is such a simple pattern - but great for color impact and a good way to use a few small leftover remnants of yarn, not to mention therapy knitting, which we can always use. Let me know what you think! The pattern is written here, or you can download the .pdf near the bottom of this post.

If you are a dishcloth knitter and love to show off your cloths, please consider posting your photo on a new flicker group site For the Love of Knitting Dishcloths. You don't have to joint the group to post but it is simply for those who enjoy color and prettiness in their kitchens. And if you have found any new and different patterns to try - I would love to hear about them. I am always looking for a fun cotton cloth to knit!

Next look for my dishcloth care instruction tag. You can preview the care tag on my previous post. I will be adding that template for downloading very soon. As always - I would love you know your thoughts. Be blessed.


alpha stripe dishcloth

All color changes are added on the wrong side of your work. Use three colors as shown - or as many colors as you wish!

Difficulty: Easy
Stitches Used - sl 1 = slip one stitch purlwise,
k = knit, p = purl
Materials : U.S. size 6 needles (4.25 mm)
3 Partial balls of coordinating colors of kitchen cotton worsted yarn.

Cast on 43 stitches.

1. (All odd rows will be knit in this pattern) K6, P1, * K5, P1 repeat from * to last 6 sts. K6

2. (All even rows will be knit in this pattern) K6, sl 1, *K5, sl 1, repeat from * to last 6 sts. K6

41. Using color B, K6, P1 *K5, P1 repeat from * to last 6 sts. K6
Continue same pattern rows (1 odd - 2 even ) until row 55 or thereabouts where color change is desired)
55. Using color C. K6, P1 *K5,P1 repeat from * to last 6 sts. K
Continue same pattern rows (1 odd - 2 even) until row 69 or until you reach your desired length.
Bind off on right side of work.

Alternate Pattern: Alpha Hotpad
Follow the same as above but use your favorite mercerized cotton and decrease each side to 2 stitches rather than six. Use cast on tail to crochet a loop for hanging.

*click here to download the alphastripe .pdf




Surviving said...

I really like the way your design your pdf patterns!

Amanda said...

I love this pattern. I've used it for the Baby Genius Burp Cloth several times, but it never dawned on me to change colors like that before. All your cloths are so beautiful & they always inspire me to do something a little different.

Cristina Salgueiro said...

i like the way you combine the colors of you dishcloths.
it makes them very pretty.
love your blog colors and everything in it.
good job.

hakucho said...

Thanks for writing up your pattern. It's so cheerful using those bright colors. You really have a way with color don't you?

happy knitting :)

Leslie said...

I just discovered your blog and love your sense of color. So inspirational to me. Thanks for the patterns. I will be visiting you often.