Refurbishing crafts: The dishcloth blanket
As most of my friends and family know, every year to raise money for the MS Walk, I knit and sell dish cloths. I have been knitting them ever since I can remember, and it’s one of the only projects I am confident knitting by myself.
This year, my sister-in-law (who is just as, if not more crafty than I am) had this awesome idea to take my dish cloth pattern and make it into a blanket! Instead of just knitting to 38 stitches, we would just keep going and going, until we decided it was big enough.
Dish cloths are knit on a diagonal, adding a stitch until we reach the mid-point and then going back down, removing a stitch each time. When I heard that Laura was making a blanket out of the pattern, I couldn’t help myself from running out to Michaels right when it opened to get some wool of my own.
If you’d like to try one our for yourself, here’s the pattern:
- Cast on 4 stitches and knit once
- To increase: knit two, yarn over, knit to the end of the row (increase to 38 stitches)
- To decrease: knit one, knit two together, yarn over, knit two together, knit to the end of the row
- Decrease to 4 or 5 stitches and cast off