I actually really like making dishcloths – they’re so quick and they can be quite pretty too. I find that they also make for good face washcloths. I had some cheap cotton lying around (Lily Sugar ‘n Cream and Bernat Handicrafter Cotton) so I did a quick search on Ravelry and came across the Mason-Dixon ballband dishcloth pattern and knew I had to make it. It was super quick as I managed to knit the whole thing while watching TV last night. The pattern was really easy and is really effective. I made it slightly smaller than the pattern said though and I only cast on 33 stitches. To make this dishcloth in a different size, you need to add or remove a multiple of 6 when casting on.


I’ve been pretty busy lately hence the lack of updates but I have been knitting.

First up is the Elizabethtown hat from Little Turtle Knits and I really like it. I made it with Caron Simply Soft in Black on 6mm needles. It’s not very floppy so it would have been nicer in a different yarn. Some people have had trouble with the way the hat turns out but I was happy with the hat although I couldn’t get a good picture of it.

Next up is a dishcloth which I made out of some leftover Bernat Cotton using this pattern. The dishcloth uses the waffle stitch which is really, really easy and comes out looking pretty cool.

And a close-up of the pattern: