Tuesday, June 27, 2006

heart dishcloth

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What better way to say, "I love you," than to give a special person in your life a heart dishcloth. Penny of aloomyplace.com converted this pattern. Her website is no longer available, so I will post the pattern in this post. I did this one on Penny's 1/4" fine gauge rake using 100% cotton Sugar 'n Creme. Part way into looming this dishcloth, you can see where I switched to Isela's new knit stitch. I like this stitch much better than the flat "U" stitch. The new knit stitch looks more uniform like needle knitting. Isela's mini-movie of the stitch can be found here.

Looming dishcloths seems to be the craze lately, and I'm hooked as well. I just love watching the pattern appear as I'm looming. Cathy of Loomin Cat's Haven has been converting many needle-knit dishcloths over to the loom. Her husband also makes a dishcloth rake with a gauge that you can loom the perfect dishcloth on.

I converted the paw print pattern and it's in process right now. I'll post the pattern and photos soon. Lovely knitted dishcloths by Rhonda K. White copyright © can be converted and found at her website, KnittingKnonsense.

Thanks for visiting!

Single Heart Dish Cloth Loom Pattern

Worsted Weight Cotton
Loom Tool
Yarn Needle
Dish Cloth Rake

Cast on 35
Row 1: Knit across
Row 2: Purl across
Row 3: Knit across
Row 4: Purl across
Row 5: Knit across
Row 6: Purl across
Row 7: Knit across
Row 8: P4, K27, P4
Row 9: Knit across
Row 10-19: Repeat Rows 8 & 9
Row 20: P4, K27, P4
Row 21: K17, P1, K17
Row 22: P4, K27, P4
Row 23: K16, P3, K16
Row 24: P4, K27, P4
Row 25: K15, P5, K15
Row 26: P4, K27, P4
Row 27: K14, P7, K14
Row 28: P4, K27, P4
Row 29: K13, P9, K13
Row 30: P4, K27, P4
Row 31: K12, P11, K12
Row 32: P4, K27, P4
Row 33: K12, P5, K1, P5, K12
Row 34: P4, K27, P4
Row 35: K13, P3, K3, P3, K13
Row 36: P4, K27, P4
Row 37: Knit across
Rows 38-47: Repeat Rows 8 & 9
Row 48: Purl across
Row 49: Knit across
Row 50: Purl across
Row 51: Knit across
Row 52: Purl across
Row 53: Knit across

Open bind off:
Cut your yarn leaving about a 20” tail. Thread a yarn needle with the tail and remove with open method.

Run the needle down through loop on peg 1, up through loop on peg 3, down through peg on loop 2, up through 4, down through 3, up through 5, down through 4…continue to end, finish and weave ends.

Looming Through the Psalms
"In the LORD I take refuge. How then can you say to me: Flee like a bird to your mountain." Psalm 11:1


Jami said...

I love it!

I need to get a dishcloth rake soon - I am so anxious to use the yarn I bought.

pmaiello said...

I cannot find the pattern converted to loom when I click on Penny's spot. How do I find it? Thanks, Pat

linda: off the loom said...

Pat, you can email me, and I'll send you the pattern.

linda: off the loom said...

Pat, I emailed you the pattern. Enjoy.

Meg said...

hello I'm looking for a dish cloth pattern with the colts logo for the loom... can anyone help me out on where I can go to buy the pattern or locate one? I'm very new to loom knitting but am excited

linda: off the loom said...

Ronda White may have some sports dishcloth patterns at her website, http://www.knittingknonsense.com/index2.html
These are knitted patterns and will need to be converted to loom patterns, though. You can design your own dishcloth pattern using a chart.

Carol said...

Can you tell me how wide/long in inches your dishcloth is when complete? Thanks

Grandma Sue said...

I have never been able to find hockey team logos on anything. Hanncock told me they don't release their logo for commercial use. I would be interested in the Colorado Avalanch, Chicago Blackhawks and the St Louis Blues. The Blues is just a note with a 1/16th flag I believe.