Wednesday, July 18, 2012
BIND STITCH DISHCLOTH
This charming stitch pattern is from Barbara Walker's A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns, p. 48. I have reproduced it for you below. For the dishcloth above I cast on 34 stitches and used #4 knitting needles, but I could have gone up to a #6. The cloth is about 7 inches wide.
Two-Color Bind Stitch
Work this pattern with a light hand, being careful not to bind the stitches too tightly. "Squeezing" will spoil its appearance. The wrapped strands should be soft and reasonably loose, though not slack. The pattern is pretty, too, in three colors. Simply alternate the three colors continuously, giving 4 rows to each in turn.
Multiple of 4 sts plus 2. Colors A and B.
Cast on with Color A and purl one row.
Row 1 (Right side)- With B, k1, * sl 2 wyif, put yarn to back and sl the same 2 sts back to left-hand needle, bring yarn to front and sl the same 2 sts wyif again, put yarn to back and k2; rep from *, end k1.
Row 2- With B, p3, * sl 2 wyif, p2; rep from *, end sl 2, p1.
Row 3- With B k3, * p2, k2; rep from *, end p2, k1.
Row 4- With B, purl.
Row 5- With A, k3, rep from * of Row 1; end last repeat k1 instead of k2.
Row 6- With A, p1, * sl 2 wyif, p2; rep from *, end p1.
Row 7- With A k1, * p2, k2; rep from *, end k1.
Row 8- With A, purl.
Repeat Rows 1-8.
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