It’s the beginning of April and It was just a few weeks ago that I was ultra excited to get into knitting exclusively. Unfortunately, that was short lived and I’ve now entered into a knitting slump.
Now don’t get me wrong, I think every knitter has been there one way or another. It comes and goes with the seasons, or just our moods. This time, it was working on a sock pattern that drained a lot of mental resources that made me go splat.
In the meantime, I’ve been working on keeping myself busy by knitting and doing a bit of sewing. I would like to replace my washcloths and dishcloths with new knit ones, and since I’m already in a slump—now is the best time to do it.
This is a simple granny dishcloth. I feel as if it’s been here longer than time but it’s such a simple and ageless pattern, that you can never get tired of it.
A few months ago, I purchased three cute spring colors: sea glass, cream, and coral. I meant to start knitting before Spring, but I was sidetracked with another project.
To be honest, I usually get tired of knitting the squares because I always do it in a solid color. This time, I am doing things a bit different. I’m working on completing the squares with two different colors. Now that I’m learning how to pair colors, things may get interesting.
Changing the colors are nothing revolutionary, I assure you, but it has helped me look forward to a color change, and then finishing the square. I’ve been looking into different color variations and I’m satisfied with the three colors that I have chosen.
I think these will have a bigger use than dishcloths though. Looking at the size of these cloths (10” squared), I’m thinking this is more like a washcloth.
How Did I Make Them?
If you don’t know how to make these, I’ll give you quick instructions.
- You need:
- Size 7 or 4.5mm knitting needles
- Cotton worsted yarn
- Scissors (or something to cut the yarn)
- Darning needle
- Cast on 3 stitches
- Knit 1, knit front and back, knit to the end of the row.
- Continue the 2nd step until 51 stitches or to your desired length (mind was 10”)
- Decrease (this would be a good time to change color if you want to)
- knit 1, knit 2 together (k2tog), knit until the end of row.
- Repeat the last step until 4 stitches left.
- Bind off the 4 stitches.
- Cut yarn and weave in ends.
My kids tend to know something’s up when I’m doing dishcloths or sewing. In the meantime, I’m curious—what do you do to get out of a knitting slump?