After being on hiatus for about a month, my weekly knitting class has started up again, and the New Year seems to have infused everyone with energy.
Pam, a novice but nonetheless fearless knitter, finished her first project: a cotton dishcloth (or face cloth) with a “butterfly” pattern. I love this free pattern, especially for a first project. The new knitter learns how to:
- cast on
- knit, purl
- follow a pattern
- make seed stitch border
- create these nifty “butterflies”
- bind off
All in a 8″ x8″ square (larger or smaller to suit one’s taste).
The finished product, ready to wash dishes or bodies, wipe up spills, and repeat as needed.
After finishing a pair of socks for her brother and three chunky GAP-tastic Cowls for her daughters, Judy couldn’t stop herself — and created her first design in the process (although she doesn’t think she did). A friend of her youngest (16) requested a red cowl, but Judy doubted that the teen would wear an all-red cowl and, truth be told, didn’t want to buy yarn to make it. Instead, she decided to use the cream bulky wool that she had and added a strand of red sport weight from her stash. I think the result is fabulous and am quite sure the selfie-snapping recipient agrees.