Friday, August 27, 2010

Taupe Lace; the pattern

Taupe Lace Spa Cloth


(ETA:  I've just realized the washcloth is pictured upside-down!  I hope this hasn't caused too much confusion!!!)


~1  50g/155yd skein sportweight cotton yarn
~size 5 needles (or needles that give you a fabric you like, gauge not a big deal)
~2 stitch markers (optional)

Measurements:  approx 10inches square after blocking


Cast on 56 stitches.  Knit 4 rows in garter stitch.

Row 1 (RS):  Knit 3 stitches and place marker.  Begin pattern;  *YO, k3, sl 1, k2 tog, psso, k3, YO, k1*, repeat * 4 more times.  Place marker, knit last 3 stitches.  (Knit first 3 and last 3 stitches on every row.)

Row 2 (WS) and all WS rows:  Knit first 3 and last 3 stitches, purl all remaining stitches.

Row 3 (RS):  Knit 3.  *K1, YO, k2, sl 1, k2 tog, psso, k2, YO, k2*, repeat * 4 more times.  Knit 3.

Row 5 (RS):  Knit 3.  *K2, YO, k1, sl 1, k2 tog, psso, k1, YO, k3*, repeat * 4 more times.  Knit 3.

Row 7 (RS):  Knit 3.  *K3, YO, sl 1, k2 tog, psso, YO, k4*, repeat * 4 more times.  Knit 3

Row 8 (WS):  Knit first and last 3 stitches, purl all remaining stitches.

Work rows 1-8 seven times.  Work rows 1-7 once.  Knit 4 rows in garter stitch and bind off.

Dampen and block to approximately 10 inches square.  Let washcloth dry completely before removing pins.

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Dee said...

Very pretty!

JelliDonut said...

I like this one A LOT.

Annie said...

Beautifully stitched and blocked. Lays perfectly even without any silk in the yarn!

DonnaTN said...

What a pretty cloth and I like the name. If I could knit I'd give it a try!

Michele B. said...

I love this, Staci! It might just get me knitting again. Thanks!

Nancy said...


SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Thanks Staci for the pattern for the washcloth, I just may give this a try! You always do such lovely work.

Nicole said...

That is beautiful Staci! Thank you for sharing the pattern!!

Natalia said...

Thanks for the pattern Staci.... I may have to start knitting again !!

trillium said...

Just beautiful! I need to make some for presents.

Vonna said...

I think you've gotten the whole cross stitching world thinking about knitting cloths

Vonna said...

Whoops! Hit the enter before I meant too ;)
And I meant to put in there...that if I didn't have two left hands, I'd want me some of those beautiful cloths :)

Siobhan said...

Very pretty, Staci! Love the end of summer socks, too.

Kajsa said...

How pretty!

bonitoclub said...

Oh! I've just started on some facecloths for presents and this would be a beautiful pattern for my mum. Thanks Staci!