Sunday, February 17, 2008

Garterlac Dischloth

A more mundane finished object than the Shetland Triangle, and less well executed (if you click on the picture, you can see I got a little creative in the upper right-hand corner), but pleasing nonetheless. It makes an excellent facecloth.

Pattern: Criminy Jickets' Garterlac Dischloth
Yarn: Lily Sugar 'n Cream, Country Side Ombre (color 02235); nearly all of one skein; the color in the picture is fairly accurate
Needles: size 7 (probably) Denise; I seem to knit more loosely on the plastic Denise than on metal needles, which is more comfortable when using cotton
Gauge: who cares, it's a washcloth!
Size: about 9 inches square; this is larger than the pattern because I decided to add an extra repeat
Comments: I couldn't honestly tell you if the "creativity" in my facecloth was my fault or a pattern error. I tend to follow the directions meticulously until I think I know what's going on, and then ignore them, in faith that the knitting will tell me what to do. If you are new to entrelac I highly recommend that you pay more attention to his pictorial tutorial than I did. (And how on earth did he get his sides so straight? I even blocked, and this was the best I could get.)

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