Another week, another dishcloth. This time I knitted the Basic Diamonds pattern from Nifty Knit Dishcloths. I was pretty pumped to try out some of these patterns because this is the cover of the booklet:
With knitting patterns, you do get to judge a book by its cover and it's awesome. Look at these great designs!
I love how this dishcloth looks. It's not a difficult knit--it's just knit and purl stitches--but it's not mindless knitting either. I had to work on this whenever I was alone so that I could concentrate on the instructions, mutter my stitch count as I worked, and avoid interruptions from laundry/baby/husband, etc. that would make me forget where I was in the pattern.
But it was all worth it for a nice dishcloth, and nice dishcloths are important enough to me that they're what I work on when I have the house all to myself. Priorities, y'all.
In the end, the only negative thing I have to say about this is that it's a bit larger than I normally like and used up more yarn than I expected. The pattern calls for 80 yards of yarn, and I thought my partial skein of Sugar'n Cream (a standard skein is 120 yards) would be enough.
I was wrong and had to finish up before I was ready. As a tragic result, the dishcloth is not a perfect square.
Yes, I realize these are not real problems at all. Also? The dishcloth looks fine when in its natural dishcloth position.
It looks like any other dishcloth all bunched up, and I still think it's going to be a lovely gift. I'm excited it's in my stash and I love this lovely diamond patterning. Just lovely.