Can dishcloths be romantic? I don't see why not. I really like the Sweetheart pattern from Holiday Knit Dishcloths.
If the picture looks familiar, it's because I've made this project and talked about it before. I was going to knit this in a different color for today, but I could not knit a dishcloth this weekend to save my life--or to at least drum up enough content for a blog post.
Seriously, I tried out 2 patterns 3 different times and it was not pretty.
|The top of the heart got all mangled. This is what happens when you try to count at knit night.|
But Valentine's Day is just a short little while away! I wanted to talk about dishcloths with hearts. They're a nice way to dress up your kitchen. They're nice gifts to give to people you love, whether in the romantic sense or not.
Plus, knitted hearts are so darn adorable.
|See? So darn adorable.|
So I thought I'd at least mention that this is a great pattern to make when you're not in some sinus-aggrieved hell because Holiday Knit Dishcloths has plenty of cute patterns for holidays, but I think the Sweetheart pattern is my favorite because I love these two simple lines that 'draw' a heart in the knitted fabric. It's just so cute. I gave it to a cousin as a wedding present this past fall, because I'm cutesy like that.
If one heart--however beautiful--is not for you, there's always Dishcloths from the Heart.
There's not an ebook version of this available, but the more I look through the project pages of these patterns on Ravelry the more I think I might go ahead and order this. Surely I could I could knit a couple of those lovely dishcloths before Valentine's Day, right? This could be the cure for my bad-dishcloth-knitting affliction!
I may be a little biased since I believe there's nothing a good dishcloth pattern can't fix, but whatever. It certainly can't hurt!