Saturday, February 1, 2014

Knitted Color

It is gray outside. Not so cold anymore, but now it's drizzling and raining and I've been on a dishcloth knitting spree. Bringing a little sunshine into our kitchen.
They are such fun and finite little projects and perfect for trying out new patterns.
I have a feeling there will be more, but I wanted to share some of the pattern links with you.
For the yellow dishcloth above I used the "Andalutheean" Pattern you can find here. Easy to knit and finished quickly.
The multi-colored dishcloth above and the yellow one below have very similar patterns. You can find them here and here. Both of them easy as well.
The multi-colored dishcloth in the picture below actually is the thickest of them all and now that it's finished I really like it, but it was a pain to knit. Not because it was a difficult pattern, but for some reason the yarn didn't give on this one and it seemed really tight, sort of like when I first learned to knit and always had a death grip on my yarn. I was glad it was a small project... If you want to give it a try, the pattern is here.
And here they are! Ready to make doing dishes (not my super favorite thing to do) a bit more cheery.
Wishing you sunshine and color and cheeriness for your day today!!



  1. I've been crocheting for 20+ years and knitting for almost 10, and do you know I've NEVER made a dishcloth? Not one. Ever! These are cute, though. Inspired to try some. I need a little springtime cheer. :)

  2. Ohhhh, such happy brightness!!!

    You said; "...sort of like when I first learned to knit and always had a death grip on my yarn." -giggggles-

    Since I'm still learning, I totally understand that "death grip"!!! I guess it finally goes away. -sigh- But I am still in the 'death grip' on my yarn stage. -pout-


  3. They are beautiful Silke. Love their colorful brightness and it makes me think of spring, which can't come soon enough.

    Wishing you a relaxing weekend!

  4. I've knitted washcloths to test a stitch pattern or just for a portable project (before I started knitting socks), and I'm still using them after years! I do wonder sometimes if they will ever wear out.

  5. Love the happy colors.....what a fun way to add a touch of color to the kitchen.

  6. Absolutely LUSH! In love with the colors.

  7. Love your cheery yellow dishcloths! I don't knit but crochet mine, and I like to give them to friends, and they tell me that they use them to put under their bowls of food, isn't that great?

  8. I saw a TV segment on one of the morning shows recently that said that a room should have a shot of yellow because it automatically lifts our spirits. Now when you use your new dish cloths, you'll also be getting a little energy boost! ☺

  9. Silke, those are really pretty. I love the yellow ones. I don't know why I never do anything with yellow but now you have given me some inspiration. I'll have to buy some yellow yarn and yellow clay. It's so bright and uplifting. Thank you for the great ideas.

  10. Liebe Silke,

    von meinem Besuch bei dir,
    bleibt ein sonniger Gruß hier.


  11. When I don't know what else to do, I crochet dishcloths and doilies. They are nice to have on hand for unexpected gifts. Yours look great. Best wishes, Tammy

  12. You are so right that these little projects are great to try out a new pattern. Honestly, I don't think I would have the heart to put something this pretty in to soapy, greasy dish water but I know I'm kind of alone on that peculiarity, LOL! What is that variegated yarn? I love the colors...
    Hugs my sweet blogging sister,
    Beth P

  13. Love how bright your colors are for this. just perfect for giving some color to winter . I am not famous to say the least, for my knitting, but this is a project that I could handle. Very cute!

  14. Love your dishcloths - so bright and cheerful; great idea for using up the odd balls left from other projects also!!

  15. The dishclothes are so colorful and cheerful.. I never tried making dishcloths before. Seeing yours makes me want try them ..