#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!

dear diary,

sometimes the simplest things can make us most happy don’t you agree? This can surely be said about items we make our self or hand-made items we receive as gifts. I have received many such hand-made items from friends and family that I treasure far more than expensive bought gifts. Maybe it is the tought and time that has gone into making something by hand. As you think hard and deep about matching colour and texture favourites of the recipient, a hand-made gift almost always fits in well with surroundings and taste. It’s not about how large something is, or how much time it takes to make, often a small thoughtful item can bring the biggest joy.

One such item I give to you today in way of a FREE pattern. I love using soft face cloths at the beginning of the day to wake up and to remove the days dirt in the evening, and just like hand made dish cloths, hand made face cloths are much lovelier to use and last doubly long as bought ones. The added bonus is that you can make them in your favourite colours or to match the bathroom decor.

For mine I have used different yarns to see which one I like best. I used Rowan Revive (natural), KB Cotton (lilac) and Rowan Handknit Cotton and must say that I like them all equally but for different purposes. The one knitted in Revive is really good to use in the shower for a little exfoliation, whilst the other two are really very soft, a joy to wake up to. They make great gifts, don’t use a lot of yarn nor take long to make. Try adding a lovely piece of soap and give instead of flowers next time and see how much it will be appreciated.

Download the FREE Pattern now and enjoy making!

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