I knitted the Bee Stitch dishcloth from Kitchen Bright Dishcloths!
In all honesty, I feel like I've made this before. Probably because I did.
I tried this in variegated yarn because the picture on the cover uses variegated yarn, but it didn't look that great.
Then I tried it with some sunshiny yellow. But I wasn't paying attention and messed up about a third of the way through. The pattern repeat is simple, but I got a little mixed up and repeated one of my rows twice. It was a noticeable mistake, and I did it a few times. So I made it a third time. Third time's the charm!
I actually almost unraveled this again when I realized that this pattern was much larger than I wanted. The finished size is supposed to be around 8" square, but my project came out a little larger than 10". It's not an excessively large dishcloth, but it felt way too big for some reason. Still, it's a lovely stitch pattern. Rows upon rows of it isn't a bad look.
If I made this again--and I probably would, after taking a little break--I would cast on thirty-one stitches instead of forty-one. Gauge is five stitches to an inch with worsted weight cotton yarn and #7 needles. I used #5 needles and nearly three-fourths of a skein of Sugar n' Cream. Oh! And I knitted two stitches together on both ends of my bind-off row after a reader left that super-helpful tip on a post about binding off so that my corners wouldn't be too pointy. Man, that was a great comment. I love readers' comments, especially when I get to hear about what other people are trying on their projects. I was pretty excited to try that out, and I think it helped!
This pattern calls for knit stitches, purl stitches, and knitting into the stitch below. I'd never tried that one before, and I liked it! It makes a really interesting raised stitch. I love it.
The back looks pretty good, too!
Oh, and the border is seed stitch. Which I love.
I think seed stitch makes such a pretty border and wish it was in more of the dishcloth patterns I knit. I'm going to be looking through Kitchen Bright Dishcloths to pick out another pattern with a seed stitch border for my next knitted dishcloth.
Even if I do have to make it a few times to get it right. I think it will be worth it.