When I was about 7 years old, my grandmother taught me to knit. She was a wonderfully talented woman who could do anything. She was legendary in our family. Sew, Knit, Decorate, Bake, Play Golf, work all day and still have an incredible home. I don't know how she did it! Anyway, one week of every summer (sometimes 2 weeks if I was lucky) I would get to go spend with her and my grandfather. Ma and Pa. It was a fabulous Little Girl Heaven! Chocolate sheet cake and playing house in a cool basement. These are cherished memories to me.
Anyway the point was, I love to knit and I was thinking of her when I decided that I would share this little project with you. I don't like huge drawn out projects though. I made a sweater once when I was in high school. I started my freshman year and finished the summer that I graduated. The sweater was out of style by then. But dang it! I finished it! So now I don't take on the big projects anymore. When the whole knitting craze started a couple of years ago, I was looking for simple projects that didn't require a long term commitment. When my daughter went to college I made her this outrageously wide and long scarf. I think that she still uses it to this day!
When my 2 Aunts were here from MO a couple of months ago they gave us a little gift. One of the items was a knitted washcloth. I thought "now that's something I can do in one night!"
So I went on line and found the pattern. Super Simple. After I made a couple I decided that it would be good if they were a little larger. So I knit to 48 stitches not the 44. I also crochet a loop at the end to make it more finished looking.
Finished cloth measures 6 inches square.
1 skein Cotton Classic yarn
Needles size 8
Cast on 4 stitches.
Knit 2 rows.
Knit 2 stitches, yarn over, knit to end of row.
Repeat until you have 44 stitches on the needles.
K1, Knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit to end of row.
Repeat until you have 4 stitches on the needles.
Knit 2 rows. Cast off.
These are a couple of samples of my "handy" work. : )
If you all have any other simple projects like this let me know. I would love to see them!