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    Dishtowel and Dishcloth Set

     

    Materials:

    Lily Cotton Sugar n Cream (3) or

    Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton (2) or

    Other similar yarn

    1 set size 9 straight needles

    1 set size 7 straight needles

     

    Finished Measurements:

    Dishtowel approx. 9.5 x 7.5

    Dishrag approx. 20 x 13

     

    Gauge:

    Dishtowel 16 stitches and 20 rows to 4

    Dishrag 18 stitches and 24 rows to 4

     

    Dishtowel:

    Cast on 51 stitches with size 9 needles

    Rows 1-3 K

     

    Begin pattern:

    Row 4 K

    Row 5 K3, P45, K3

    Row 6 K3, *K2, yo, K2tog, K1*, K3

    Row 7 K3, P45, K3

     

    Repeat 4 row pattern 24 times

     

    K last 4 rows

    Bind off

     

    Dishcloth:

    Cast on 41 stitches with size 7 needles

    Rows 1-3 K

     

    Begin pattern:

    Row 4 K

    Row 5 K3, P35, K3

    Row 6 K3, *K2, yo, K2tog, K1*, K3

    Row 7 K3, P35, K3

     

    Repeat 4 row pattern 10 times

     

    K last 4 rows

    Bind off

     

    Finishing:

     

    Wet block or steam press into shape

    Fold each piece lengthwise into thirds (like folding a bath towel)

    Place the dishrag on top of the dishtowel

    Tie both pieces together with a matching cord for a gift

     

    Cord:

     

    Cut a piece of matching (or contrasting) yarn 4 arm spans long

    Fold yarn equally in half and tie lose ends together

    Hold one end of the yarn stationary (can have someone hold or put it around the leg of a chair) and twist the yarn continuously until it is twisted enough to twist around on itself

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    Hint My husband rigged up his drill with a cup hook where the drill bit should go.  I hold one end stationary and my husband hooks the other end on the cup hook and runs the drill to twist the yarn.  This is a BIG time saver!

    Once the yarn doubles back on itself, smooth it out and tie a knot on both ends leaving about 1 inch on the end below the knot

    Cut off the very ends on each side so that the yarn below the knot is not twisted

    Tie up your dishtowel/dishcloth set with a bow

     

     

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