Monday, June 21, 2021

Today’s a good day

Lynn is away at the cottage and has been busy knitting. She loves hand knit dish clothes and took a ball of Ty Dy Cotton with her.

Hi Julie,

Well I won the yarn chicken dishcloth game with the Ty Dy Cotton. I have attached a picture of the four dishcloths (yes 4 with one ball) that I knit using the Knit One Crochet Two Ty-Dy Cotton in colour 698. I haven't sewn in the ends just to show that I have used every inch of cotton.  Ty-Dy cotton is really nice to work with, I would definetly recommend it for face cloths as well as dishcloths.

Here is a list of the four patterns I used:

  • Top left is Gramma's Dishcloth by PJ Allen ( I knit the No Holes version)
  • Top right is Amour Dishcloth by The Kitchen Sink Shop 
  • Bottom left is Double Dutch by The Kitchen Sink Shop
  • Bottom right is Traditional Dishcloth by Staci Perri (I knit the rectangle version)

I knit the discloths in the order above, when I was finished the first three I had a little over 9 grams left. I found the rectangle pattern and was able to complete it with inches left. It is always a good knitting day when we use every inch of the ball!!

I asked Lynn what size needles she used for the squares.

For Amour and Double Dutch I used 3.75 mm, I also cast on 2 extra stitches and slipped the first stitch with yarn in front to give a nice edge. 

I am pretty sure I used 5mm for Gramma's Dishcloth and the rectangle one. I always go up in needle size because I am tight knitter. 

This is what was left over after Lynn sewed in her ends. 

There are great colours of Ty Dy Cotton available.

Then Lynn went back to her Vertices Unite.

Here is a picture of my Vertices Unite. I just started section 5, hopefully I will get most of the main body done tomorrow on the car ride home.

I can't believe this is my first Stephen West, does that make me a real knitter now....LOL. I have been loving the TML (tosh merino light).

I placed an order with Madelinetosh today and we are adding their new Wool/Cotton to our inventory. These won’t be arriving until July but here is a sneak peek.

We are so excited about this blend of 50% Superwash Merino + 50% Pima Cotton. It's super soft! The color on this yarn is more muted then it's superwash friends. The wool dyes, but the cotton does not. Creating a beautiful soft color with a vintage melange feel.

DK weight 219 Yards / 200 Meters 

100 Grams / 3.5oz 

Gauge: 20-22 sts for 4 with US 6-7 (4mm-4.5mm) needles

Mr. UPS dropped off a box of Kureyon just as I was heading home. Yummy. I did take a ball to start another square tonight.

We were busy yesterday baking banana bread for dad and then feeding him steak dinner. By the time the golf was over and they left I wasn’t up to writing. I did finish more squares. Pictures tomorrow.

It’s a good day today because dad got his second shot. Beth and I are booked for our second shots at the end of June. Our original date was mid August so this is great news.

1 comment:

Lynne said...

I don't remember how you and Beth got on after your first shots, but I would suggest planning a day off after your second. I got whacked hard with muscle aches and wasn't good for much for 36 hrs, though partner just had a wicked sore arm so you might end up with just a day off.