THE LIFE BEHIND IT ALL
THE LIFE BEHIND IT ALL
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Summer in the Sun Dishcloth
The Summer in the Sun Dishcloth is a fun, quick knit that adds a bright, cheery element of decor - and practicality - to your kitchen. It's the perfect way to add some warmth, happiness, and love to cleaning all year long.
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The techniques included within this pattern include simple increases and decreases for working lace. This includes K2tog, K2tog tbl, and YO. This is a great pattern for an adventurous beginner that is wanting to try lace knitting for the first time. More information on techniques can be found here.
The Summer in the Sun Dishcloth uses less than 50 grams of worsted weight yarn. For more information on yarn requirements, click here.
Sunshine: bright, cheery, and always ready to lift your mood. It’s no secret that summer is my favorite season (yes, even as a knitter), and that is because of the beautiful sunshine. There’s nothing like a bright, sunny day to lift my spirits and chase the blues away.
Now, with the Summer in the Sun Dishcloth, we can have the summer sun brightening a day in the kitchen any day of the year!
Time to do the dishes. Ugh. You *hate* doing the dishes. There's always dishes needing washed. (How is it that someone *always* seems to have another dirty dish to add to the sink as soon as you've finished washing all the dishes?) And if there aren't, the dishwasher is needing unloaded. It's a frustrating, endless cycle.
And while a dishcloth won't magically take care of the dishes for you, it *will* add a touch of handmade cheer and joy to the dreaded chore.
The Summer in the Sun Dishcloth adds a piece of bright, cheery happiness to the kitchen, whether it's acting as decor or a cleaning tool. And, while you might still hate doing the dishes, you'll them a little bit less.
The Summer in the Sun Dishcloth is a simple, engaging knit that requires some attention and counting, especially at the start of a new "ray" of the sun.
However, every wrong side row is a "rest row," where minimal concentration is required while you purl back across the dishcloth.
This is the perfect knit for evenings when you want something simple to wind down with, but you still need something to keep your mind occupied enough that it won't wander to everything that went wrong during the day. It's also perfect for TV knitting when the show doesn't require 100% of your attention.
This pattern includes simple increases and decreases for working lace: K2tog, K2tog tbl, and YO. This is a great pattern for an adventurous beginner that is wanting to try lace knitting for the first time.
All of my patterns include clear, step-by-step (written and charted) instructions and linked video technique tutorials that walk you through the pattern with confidence and joy. I am also available for pattern support if you have questions.
Width: 10.75 in / 27.5 cm
Height: 9.5 in / 24 cm
72 yds / 66 m; 43 grams Worsted Weight yarn
Designed using Lily Sugar 'n Cream (100% Cotton, 120 yds / 109 m, 71 g), shown in Yellow.
Get color combination & alternate yarn recommendations here.
18 stitches, 24 rows = 4 in / 10 cm in stockinette stitch
Flat, from bottom to top
4.0 mm (US size 6) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge, minimum 9 in / 23 cm long