I couldn't wait any longer. I made my first Christmas craft.
1) I can't believe I held off for as long as I did.
2) Of course it's a dishcloth!
I've been wanting to try out the Christmas Tree pattern from Holiday Knit Dishcloths for quite some time now and I am so happy now because I made this.
I love the way these purls make up this simple, geometric-looking Christmas tree design. I love the idea of making a trio of these with red, green, and white yarn. It would be the perfect hosting gift, or just a perfect gift.
I definitely want to make several more of these. I have plenty of green yarn (I bought one of those cones. WHY DID I BUY ONE OF THOSE CONES?!?!) and this is a very quick pattern, so I have time to make plenty of these for gifts. I knit this in a little over an hour, and I'm sure my next attempts will go more quickly now that I'm familiar with the pattern.
And I do plan to get good and familiar with this pattern. I love nearly every single pattern in Holiday Knit Dishcloths, but Christmas crafts thrill me to my very soul.
And this particular Christmas pattern? It's a Christmas tree! In a dishcloth! And it's just purl stitches! The pattern is graded 'Easy' and let me promise you that it really is. If you can work a knit stitch and a purl stitch, you can make this. And you'll be incredibly happy that you did. This is a lovely pattern. You can make some pretty festive magic with regular cotton yarn and a little free time.
Happy holiday crafting!