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Original Watercolour by Mark Gittins

Sun and Sand – Beach and Boats – Red, White and Blue – Endless Days, endless Skies and fabulous Sunsets!

All of this means Summer and so far Summer has been very kind to us, with temperatures and an absence of rain not seen since 1976. Long may it last!

For fabulous endless skies and the most amazing long days ending in beautiful sunsets, there is no better place than Scandinavia, where we can also find an abundance of red, white and blue inspiration.

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Having had a love of the Scandinavian Archipelago since childhood, I am so happy to share with you today three dishcloth designs inspired by clean and fresh lines and the simple pleasures of home.

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Why not sit outside under a shady tree and enjoy the simple pleasure of knitting something pretty for your kitchen or bathroom. Trust me, these home made cloths are a trillion times nicer to use than bought ones and most definitely look heaps better too.

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What you need

100% 4ply Cotton Yarn in three colours – I used Drops You 9 recycled cotton, 50g/125m

Colours 101/white – 108/red – 115/blue

3.25mm Knitting Needles (gauge is not important, but the knitted fabric should not be too loose)

Finished Measurements

25cm x 25cm

How To 

Blue Dishcloth

Cast on 55sts

Row 1 (RS): K3, *k1, p1, k1, p2tog, yo, p1; rep. from * ending k4

Rows 2, 4 + 6: K3, p1, *k1, p1; rep. from * to last 3sts, k3

Rows 3+7: K3, *k1, p1; rep. from * ending k4

Row 5: K3, *k1, p1, yo, p2tog, k1, p1; rep. from * ending k4

Row 8: as row 2

Repeat rows 1-8 five times and then continue working stocking stitch (knit on RS – purl on WS) for 8cm.

Cast off knit wise on WS.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Red Dishcloth

Cast on 3sts

Row 1: K1tbl, k1, sl1p-wise wyif

Row 2: K1tbl, kf+b, k to last st, sl1p-wise wyif

Repeat row 2 until you have 70sts on your needle and then

Row 1: K1tbl, sl1, k1, psso, k to last st, sl1p-wise wyif

Repeat this row until there are 3sts left.

Cast off. Fasten off and weave in ends.

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White Dishcloth with Stripes

Col A = White  Col B = Blue    Col C = Red

Dot Pattern:

Row 1 (RS): Knit

Row 2: K3, purl to last 3sts, k3

Row 3: K4, *p2, k6; rep. from * to last 3sts, k3

Row 4: K3, K the K sts and P the P sts

Row 5: K8, *p2, k6; rep. from * to last 7sts, p2, k5

Row 6: as row 4

With A cast on 55sts and knit 6 rows.

Work Dot Pattern once.

With Col B knit 4 rows.

With Col A work rows 1-4 of Dot Pattern.

With Col C knit 2 rows.

With Col A work rows 1 + 2 and then rows 5 + 6 of Dot Pattern.

With Col B knit 2 rows.

With Col A work complete Dot Pattern 4 times and then rows 1 + 2 once more.

With Col B knit 2 rows.

With Col A work rows 1 + 2 and then rows 5 + 6 of Dot Pattern.

With Col C knit 2 rows.

With Col A work rows 1-4 of Dot Pattern.

With Col B knit 4 rows.

With Col A work rows 1 + 2, then rows 5 + 6 and then rows 3 + 2 of Dot Pattern.

With Col A knit 5 rows.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Have fun making these, they will put a smile on your face and brighten up any sink.

There will be no posts for the next few weeks but I will continue to share photos with you on my Instagram and Facebook page. I will be back in September, refreshed and with lots of new ideas.

Enjoy your summer, wherever you may be!

XO. ☀

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I am late to the party!!! So sorry August’s dishcloth pattern is late, but I have been travelling and only just got back. There was no fast broadband to post anything from on-the-road, but I did pick up the yarn for these latest cloths, and I am just a little in love with it. It’s super soft which made me decide that these will become face-cloths rather than using such softies for the dishes.

So here goes: Los geht’s

What you need – Man braucht

Approx. 80m of soft yarn – I used Filanda Cassiopea 50g/135m

Ungefähr 80m weiches Garn – Ich nahm Filanda Cassiopea 50g/135m

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

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How to – So gehts

Cast on 55sts and knit 4 rows – 55 Maschen anschlagen und 4 Reihen rechts stricken

Row 1: K3, p1, *k7, p1; rep. from * to last 3sts, k3

Reihe 1 : 3M re, 1M li, *7Mre, 1M li; von * bis zu den letzten 3M wiederholen, 3M re

Row 2: K5, p5; *k3, p5; rep. from * to last 5sts, k5

Reihe 2: 5M re, 5M li, *3M re, 5M li; von * bis zu den letzten 5M wiederholen, 5M re

Row 3: K3, p3, k3, *p5, k3; rep. from * to last 6sts, p3, k3

Reihe 3: 3M re, 3M li, 3M re, *5M li, 3M re; von * bis zu den letzten 6M wiederholen, 3M li, 3M re

Row 4: K7, p1, *k7, p1; rep. from * to last 7sts, k7

Reihe 4: 7M re, 1M li, *7M re, 1M li; von * bis zu den letzten 7M wiederholen, 7M re

Rows 5: K3, p4, k1, *p7, k1; rep. from * to last 7sts, p4, k3

Reihe 5: 3M re, 4M li, 1M re, *7M li, 1M re; von * bis zu den letzten 7M wiederholen, 4M li, 3M re

Rows 6: K3, p4, k1, *p7, k1; rep. from * to last 7sts, p4, k3

Reihe 6: 3M re, 4M li, 1M re, *7M li, 1M re; von * bis zu den letzten 7M wiederholen, 4M li, 3M re

Row 7: K6, p3, *k5, p3; rep. form * to last 6sts, k6

Reihe 7: 6M re, 3M li, *5M re, 3M li; von * bis zu den letzten 6M wiederholen, 6M re

Row 8: K3, p2, k5, *p3, k5; rep. from * to last 5sts, p2, k3

Reihe 8: 3M re, 2M li, 5M re, *3M li, 5M re; von * bis zu den letzten 5M wiederholen, 2M li, 3M re

Row 9: K4, *p7, k1; rep. from * to last 3sts, k3

Reihe 9: 4M re, *7M li, 1M re; von * bis zu den letzten 3M wiederholen, 3M re

Row 10: K3, p1, *k7, p1; rep. from * to last 3sts, k3

Reihe 10: 3M re, 1M li, *7M re, 1M li; von * bis zu den letzten 3M wiederholen, 3M re

Repeat rows 1-10 another 6 times or until the cloth is the desired size, and the knit 4rows.

Die Reihen 1-10 sechs mal wiederholen oder stricken bis das Spültuch die gewünschte Größe hat und dann noch 4 Reihen re sticken.

Cast off and weave in all ends.

Alle Maschen abketteln und Fäden vernähen.

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As always the pattern can also be downloaded as a PDF by clicking HERE

Enjoy! X.Viel Spaß X.

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I can’t quite believe it…it’s that time of the month again! and here it is – July’s dishcloth pattern for you.

As always, I have written the pattern in English and German:

What you need – Man braucht

Approx. 70m of soft yarn in two colours – I used Schoppel El Linio 50g/150m

Ungefähr 70m weiches Garn in zwei Farben – Ich nahm Schoppel El Linio 50g/150m

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

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How to – So gehts 

Cast on 57sts with col A and knit 4 rows – Mit Farbe A 57 Maschen anschlagen und 4 Reihen rechts stricken

Row 1: with A: K2, *k1, sl3wyb; rep. from * to last 3sts, k3

Reihe 1 : mit Farbe A: 3M re, *1M re, 3M wie zum li stricken abheben; von * bis zu den letzten 3M wiederholen, 3M re

Row 2: K2, p1, *p1, sl1wyf, p2; rep. from * to last 2sts, k2

Reihe 2: 2M re, 1M li, *1M li, 1M wie zum li stricken abheben, 2M li; von * bis zu den letzten 2M wiederholen, 2M re

Row 3: Knit

Reihe 3: Re stricken

Row 4: K2, purl to last 2sts, k2

Reihe 4: 2M re, bis zu den letzten 2M li stricken, 2M re

Rows 5-8: with col B: repeat rows 1-4

Reihen 5-8: mit Farbe B die Reihen 1-4 wiederholen

Rows 9-12: with col C: repeat rows 1-4

Reihen 9-12: mit Farbe C die Reihen 1-4 wiederholen

Repeat rows 1-12 a total of 5 times or until piece is desired size.

Die 1-12 Reihe noch insgesamt 5 mal wiederholen, oder solange arbeiten bis das Spültuch groß genug ist.

Knit 4 rows – 4 Reihen rechts stricken.

Cast off and weave in all ends.

Alle Maschen abketteln und Fäden vernähen.

If desired work a row of dc crochet around outer edge using col A.

Falls gewünscht kann man mit einer Runde fester Maschen in Farbe A alles umhäkeln.

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Try using 2 colours only or use more colours if using up scraps of yarn.

Das ganze sieht auch in nur zwei Farben gut aus oder ganz bunt wenn man Garn Reste verwendet.

A PDF version of this pattern can be downloaded by clicking HERE.

Enjoy! X.Viel Spaß X.

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