Friday, May 7, 2010

Mom's Day

So I haven't a clue what to do for mother's day. My DH's mom....clueless. I got a card in the mail for her. Got a card for my mom...will give to her either today or tomorrow since she's leaving town on Sunday.

But now, my DH's step-mom....well, not only does she get a card. I just so happen to know that she loves hearts and purple. And bonus, I had purple yarn in my stash. So I whipped up a couple dishcloths. I know, I know...who wants dishcloths for Mother's Day? Probably no one. But hey, we're tight on cash and well...I got no excuses....

FTR: Dear step-MIL isn't loved anymore...I just have no idea about the other MIL or my mom.

So with that I leave you with purple heart dishcloths.

First up, we have 2 heart-shaped. One simple garter stitch and the second is a stockinette stitch with a garter stitch boarder.

Next we have the "I have no idea what the heck I'm doing" cloth. I think it turned out ok-ish. I didn't block it very well for the picture, did I now?
And lastly, I like ribbon. It makes things look fancy.

So patterns real quick like. The first heart ones were so simple. I based my pattern off of THIS ONE and THIS ONE.

Cast on 4. Increase every row after the 3rd stitch until you have 40 stitches. You can YO or M1 or whatever. I m1 by knitting into the front and then the back of the 4th stitch. When you have 40 sts, place 20 on a stitch holder (or keep them on the cable, but don't knit them!) Then decrease every row after the 3rd stitch. Again use any decrease method you prefer. I k2tog.

The one heart is a simple garter stitch, so just knit the whole way, increasing and decreasing as desired.

The second one is a garter border with a stockinette center.

The square one is pretty simple too.

Cast on 41 sts.

Rows 1-4: K1, *P1, K1, repeat from * to end.

Row 5: k1, p1, k1, p1, PM (place marker) K33, PM, P1, K1, P1, K1
Row 6: k1, p1, k1, p16, k3, p16, k1, p1, k1
Row 7 and all odd rows: (k1, p1 2x) k33, (p1, k1 2x)
Row 9: k1, p1, k1, p15, k5, p15, k1, p1, k1
Row 11: k1, p1, k1, p14, k7, p14, k1, p1, k1
Row 13: k1, p1, k1, p13, k9, p13, k1, p1, k1
Row 15: k1, p1, k1, p12, k11, p12, k1, p1, k1
Row 17: k1, p1, k1, p11, k13, p11, k1, p1, k1
Row 19: k1, p1, k1, p10, k15, p10, k1, p1, k1
Row 21: k1, p1, k1, p9, k17, p9, k1, p1, k1
Row 23: k1, p1, k1, p8, k19, p8, k1, p1, k1
Row 25: k1, p1, k1, p7, k21, p7, k1, p1, k1
Row 27: k1, p1, k1, p6, k23, p6, k1, p1, k1
Row 29: k1, p1, k1, p5, k25, p5, k1, p1, k1
Row 31: k1, p1, k1, p4, k27, p4, k1, p1, k1
Row 33: k1, p1, k1, p3, k29, p3, k1, p1, k1
Row 35: k1, p1, k1, p3, k14, p1, k14, p3, k1, p1, k1
Row 37: k1, p1, k1, p4, k12, p3, k12, p4, k1, p1, k1
Row 39: k1, p1, k1, p5, k11, p3, k11, p5, k1, p1, k1
Row 41: k1, p1, k1, p6, k9, p5, k9, p6, k1, p1, k1
Row 43: k1, p1, k1, p7, k7, p7, k7, p7, k1, p1, k1
Row 45: k1, p1, k1, p8, k5, p9, k5, p8, k1, p1, k1
Row 47: k1, p1, k1, p35, k1, p1, k1
Row 48-51: k1, *p1, k1, repeat from * to end.

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