I had pinned this to my "crochet, you say?" board because the pinner before me had qualified it as a crochet pattern. One of my friends pointed out to me that this was a knit pattern rather than crochet but I never got around to moving it to the "knitty witty" board.
Anyway, it is actually a link to a link to a ravelry.com pattern, that is in fact knit and, thankfully, qualified as easy. I am a self-taught knitter
and have been doing it off and on for about three years but I would in no way call myself a qualified, skilled, or competent knitter. But this one is easy, right?
I was also totally inspired by the beautiful colors!
Well here is my pretty stack of washcloths:
Look nice all folded up?? Ok just don't unfold them. I am going to clean up my inner thoughts here and spare you all the obscenities that have been filtering through my head for this project. I can not make these suckers square for the life of me. I didn't start out this project intending to make four, going on five, but my inability to create this square has me totally obsessed with it right now. It has become a personal mission. I have tried adjusting my tension, tighter here, looser there, but the darn things come out kite-shaped every time! And the real kicker is that it will look perfect--absolutely perfect. . . until there is about four or three rows to go and it is then that it starts to look wonky. I made three of these in two days and my fingers started to go numb.
|These are in order of creation (L to R, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th)|
Somehow the second one looks best.
|Another side by side comparison shot|
So, the obsession continues until I create a real square or I run out of yarn. Whichever comes first.
Total cost: $11 for enough yarn for 9 cloths and new needles.
Total time: Infinite. But so far, approximately 2 hours per cloth, if there are no tear outs along the way