#12monthsofhappy #madewithloops.co.ukHello Friends,

We are well into April and I am getting ready for this year’s Knitting Retreat taking place in the French Alps. Last preparations are in full swing, with workshop notes and programmes being typed as we speak. Soon I will be packing my suitcase ready for departure and the rather large box of yummy yarn will be loaded into the car. It’s all very exciting and I can’t wait meeting all our guests.

It is also time for this month’s instalment of the #12monthsofhappy dish/face cloth, so without further ado…

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What you need – Man braucht

Approx. 70m of soft yarn – I used Cotton DK Classique by Stylecraft  100g/184m

Ungefähr 70m weiches Garn – Ich nahm Cotton DK Classique von Stylecraft  100g/184m

3.75mm Knitting Needles – 3.75mm Stricknadeln

Darning Needle to weave in ends – Stopfnadel zum Fäden vernähen

Finished size of the cloth: 20 x 20 cm when slightly stretched

Fertige Maße des Spültuchs: 20 x 20 cm etwas gedehnt

How to – So gehts

Cast on a multiple of 10sts – 50sts with for this cloth

Ein vielfaches von 10M anschlagen – 50M mit für dieses Tuch

Rows 1 (WS): [k1, p1] to end

Reihe 1 (RR): [1M re, 1Mli] bis zum Ende der R wiederh.

Row 2: [p1, k1, p1, k2, p2, k1, p1, k1] to end

Reihe 2: [1Mli, 1Mre, 1Mli, 1Mre, 2Mli, 1Mre, 1Mli, 1Mre] bis zum Ende der R wiederh.

Row 3: [k1, p1, k3, p3, k1, p1] to end

Reihe [1Mre, 1Mli, 3Mre, 3Mli, 1Mre, 1Mli] bis zum Ende der R wiederh.

Row 4: [p1, k4, p4, k1] to end

Reihe 4: [1Mli, 4Mre, 4Mli, 1Mre] bis zum Ende der R wiederh.

Row 5: [k5, p5] to end

Reihe 5: [5Mre, 5Mli] bis zum Ende der R wiederh.

Rows 6-8: as row 5

Reihe 6-8: Wie Reihe 5

Row 9: [k4, p1, k1, p4] to end

Reihe 9: [4Mre, 1Mli, 1Mre, 4Mli] bis zum Ende der R wiederh.

Row 10: [k3, (p1, k1) x2, p3] to end

Reihe 10: [3Mre, (1Mli, 1Mre) x2, 3Mli] bis zum Ende der R wiederh.

Row 11: [k2, (p1, k1) x3, p2] to end

Reihe 11: [2Mre, (1Mli, 1Mre) x3, 2Mli] bis zum Ende der R wiederh.

Row 12: [k1, p1] to end

Reihe 12: [1Mre, 1Mli] bis zum Ende der R wiederh.

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Row 13: [p1, k1] to end

Reihe 13: [1Mli, 1Mre] bis zum Ende der R wiederh.

Row 14: [p2, (k1, p1) x3, k2] to end

Reihe 14: [2Mli, (1Mre, 1Mli) x3, 2Mre] bis zum Ende der R wiederh.

Row 15: [p3, (k1, p1) x2, k3] to end

Reihe 15: [3Mli, (1Mre, 1Mli) x2, 3Mre] bis zum Ende der R wiederh.

Row 16: [p4, k1, p1, k4] to end

Reihe 16: [4Mli, 1Mre, 1Mli, 4Mre] bis zum Ende der R wiederh.

Row 17: [p5, k5] to end

Reihe 17: [5Mli, 5Mre] bis zum Ende der R wiederh.

Rows 18-20: as row 17

Reihe 18-20: wie Reihe 17

Row 21: [k1, p4, k4, p1] to end

Reihe 21: [1Mre, 4Mli, 4Mre, 1Mli] bis zum Ende der R wiederh.

Row 22: [p1, k1, p3, k3, p1, k1] to end

Reihe 22: [1Mli, 1Mre, 3Mli, 3Mre, 1Mli, 1Mre] bis zum Ende der R wiederh.

Row 23: [k1, p1, k1, p2, k2, p1, k1, p1] to end

Reihe 23: [1Mre, 1Mli, 1Mre, 2Mli, 2Mre, 1Mli, 1Mre, 1Mli] bis zum Ende wiederh.

Row 24: [p1, k1] to end

Reihe 24: [1Mli, 1Mre] bis zum Ende der R wiederh.

Repeat these 24 rows once more and then rows 1-9 again.

Diese 24 Reihen noch einmal wiederholen und dann Reihen 1-9 noch einmal arbeiten.

Cast off and weave in all ends.

Alle Maschen abketteln und Fäden vernähen.

Enjoy! X.Viel Spaß X.

As always you can download a printable PDF of the pattern here!

Wie immer gibt es hier eine PDF Version der Anleitung zum ausdrucken!

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#12monthsofhappy – february 2017

Hello friends, how are you? Well I hope and keeping warm.

Time has certainly flown by these past few weeks and it’s hard to believe we are already half way through February. I must admit though that I am not crying about it as January is my most disliked month of them all. So flat after Christmas, and so long dark and wet here in Wales. Half way through February, days are getting longer and friendly snow drops are cheerfully dancing in the wind in my garden. Altogether a happier month!

It’s also that time again for our monthly installment of dishcloth pattern…

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…and after a friendly reader from Germany suggested that I should write the pattern out in both English and German I thought; “What a good idea!”…so here goes:

What you need – Man braucht

Approx. 50m of soft cotton yarn – I used Rico Creative Cotton Aran 50g/85m

Ungefähr 50m weiches Baumwollgarn – Ich nahm Rico Creative Cotton Aran 50g/85m

4mm Knitting Needles – 4mm Stricknadeln

Darning Needle to weave in ends – Stopfnadel zum Fäden vernähen

Finished size of the cloth: 20 x 20 cm when slightly stretched

Fertige Maße des Spültuchs: 20 x 20 cm etwas gedehnt

How to – So gehts

Cast on a multiple of 8 sts plus 10 – 50 sts for this cloth

Ein vielfaches von 8M plus 10 anschlagen – 50M für dieses Tuch

Rows 1 + 3 (WS): K4, *p2, k6; rep. from *, end p2, k4

Reihe 1 + 3 (RR): 4Mre, *2Mli, 6Mre; von * wiederholen, enden 2Mli, 4Mre

Row 2: P4, *k2, p6; rep. from *, end k2, p4

Reihe 2: 4Mli, *2Mre, 6Mli; von * wiederholen, enden 2Mre, 4Mli

Row 4: Knit

Reihe 4: Alle M re

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Rows 5 + 7: K8, *p2, k6; rep. from *, end p2, k8

Reihe 5 + 7: 8Mre, *2Mli, 6Mre; von * wiederholen, enden 2Mli, 8Mre

Row 6: P8, *k2, p6; rep. from *, end k2, p8

Reihe 6: 8Mli, *2Mre, 6Mli; von * wiederholen, enden 2Mre, 8Mli

Row 8: Knit

Reihe 8: Alle M re

Repeat rows 1-8 six more times.

Reihen 1-8 noch sechs mal wiederholen.

Cast off and weave in all ends.

Alle Maschen abketteln und Fäden vernähen.

Enjoy! X.Viel Spaß X.

As before, a PDF of the pattern (in both languages) can be downloaded by clicking HERE

Hello friends, how have you been? Today I want to introduce you to a new monthly feature here on the Made with Loops blog.

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I am calling it #12monthsofhappy

Knit a square a month to use as a dish/facecloth. A simple stylish design every month for 2017 will make a beautiful stack of soft squares at the end of it. Use any soft DK cotton or linen yarn of your choice plus some 4mm knitting needles and you are good to go.

Why?…well, I ask you: “Is there anything nicer than a homemade dish/facecloth?”

Ever since I made my first one a few years ago, I have been totally smitten and have never wanted to use a shop bought one again.

Whether you are just learning to knit or you are a seasoned knitting pro wanting a quick project, a knitted dish/facecloth pattern is a perfect tool for many reasons. This is a perfect way to try out a new stitch, a bit like knitting up a swatch to determine gauge before beginning a larger project.

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Another reason for loving to knit these beauties is that they make wonderful homemade gifts. In no time at all, you can create a beautiful and practical gift to give to a friend or family member. Knitted dishcloths are both a practical and fun way to explore and expand your knitting skills. Finally, everyone can use a few extra dishcloths around the kitchen, and in the bathroom a pretty stack of facecloths looks fabulous too.

Please share your beauties with the rest of us by tagging your photos with #12monthsofhappy on social media – you can also tag me in your pictures (@madewithloops on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook).

Can’t wait to see what fabulous colour and yarn combo’s you come up with!

Here is the first pattern:

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What you need:

Approx. 80m of soft DK yarn – I used Rowan Lenpur Linen 50g/115m

4mm Knitting Needles

Darning Needle to weave in ends

Finished size of the cloth: 20 x 20 cm when slightly stretched

How to:

Cast on a multiple of 5 sts plus 2 – 47 sts for this cloth

Rows 1-5: *K1, p1; rep. from * – finish K1

Row 6 (RS): (K1, p1) twice, k4, *p1, k4; rep. from * to last 8 sts, k4, (p1, k1) twice

Row 7: (K1, p1) twice, k1, *p2, k3; rep. from * to last 7sts, p2, (k1, p1) twice, k1

Repeat rows 6 & 7 until piece measures 17cm and then work rows 1-5 once again.

Cast off and weave in all ends.

Enjoy! X.

If you prefer you can also download a PDF version of this pattern here!

 

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