Monday, January 14, 2008

Amen! A Bear Dishcloth--tweaking--pls don't knit this

Knitters of kitchy dishcloths, REJOICE, and pick up a pair of needles.

I had found frustration, also, in the lack of a decent bear patterned dc that wasn't a teddy bear or wasn't free. Here is my contribution to the free pattern effort: a dc inspired by my daughter's love of the polar bear.

And since i am trying to revolt against the Made In (fill in the blank with country other than US) as much as i can, i figured i could knit my new washcloths for the bathroom this year with MADE IN THE *USA* yarns, eh? All i needed was the pattern and here is what a Sunday's worth of effort will get ya.

Come and knit along with me, the best bear dishcloth is yet to be.

Cast on 42

rows 1 - 5: knit across

6 and all other even numbered rows: K4, P34, K4

7 K across

9: K11, P6, K9, P7, K9

11: K11, P7, K8, P8, K8

13: K12, P7, K8, P8, K8

15: K12, P6, K9, P7, K8

17: K13, P5, K10, P7, K7

19: K13, P5, K7, P2, K1, P7, K7

21: K13, P5, K6, P2, K1, P8, K7

23: K13, P6, K5, P1, K1, P9, K7

25: K13, P6, K5, P1, K1, P9, K7

27: K13, P6, K4, P2, K1, P10, K6

29: K6, P2, K4, P13, K1, P10, K6

31: K5, P1, K1, P2, K3 , P13, K1, P10, K6

33: K5, P5, K2, P13, K1, P10, K6

35: K5, P20, K1, P10, K6

37: K5, P20 , K1, P10, K6

39: K5, P21, K1, P9, K6

41: K5, P22, K1, P8, K6

43: K5, P2, K1, P19, K1, P8, K6

45: K5, P23, K1, P7,K6

47: K5, P24, K1, P7, K5

49: K5, P4, K1, P20, K1, P6, K5

51: K5, P3, K2, P27, K5

53: K6, P30, K6

55: K6, P30, K6

57: K7, P29, K6

59: K7, P28, K7

61: K8, P27, K7

63: K8, P26, K8

65: K9, P25, K8

67: K10, P23, K9

69: K12, P20, K10

71: K across

73-77: knit across

this is going to knit up a little bigger than your average dishcloth because this is my first time designing something and i made a few mistakes while teaching myself the designing process. ;o)

couple things i learned i'd like to share with someone incase they are going to start designing their dream dishcloth of a wooly mammoth (or something like that):

1. before drawing your design on your graph chart, make sure you mark out your borders you want (if you want a specific size dc) as then you will know the EXACT space you'll have to work with.

2. next time i think i would try to design the outline of the object first, write down the coordinates, then fill in the object and write the coordinates--then you'd have a "two fer" for all your hard work!! :o)

I'll post a picture as soon as i get my cloth finished. If you use this pattern, please use it only for the purposes intended--for making yourself a nice bear cloth from a free pattern and not for submitting to a publication. Thanks!

1 comment:

  1. I found your site when googling for a polar bear dishcloth pattern... is your pattern actually finished? (The title says please don't knit!)

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