I have two baby showers to attend today so I decided to whip up these quick washcloths for gifts.
I used Sugar 'n Cream yarn (about half a skein for each, and US size 7 needles).
I made the following patterns:
1) Bobbles the Sheep
I had never made bobbles before so this was a fun way to learn how--I used two stitches for mine (kfb, turn and purl those stitches, turn and knit, then slip the first stitch over the second to form the bobble).
2) Duck cloth
3) Reverse stockinette chevrons
This is from the stitch dictionary in Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book. So the pattern is as follows:Cast on 35 stitches.
Rows 1-3: Knit
Row 4: (RS) K5, *p1, k5; rep from * to end.
Row 5: K1, *p3, k3; rep from *, end last rep k1.
Row 6: P2, *k1, p2; rep from * to end.
Row 7: P1, *k3, p3; rep from *, end last rep p1.
Row 8: K2, *p1, k5; rep from *, end last rep k2.
Row 9: Purl
Repeat rows 4-9 8 times.
Knit 3 rows. Bind off. Weave in ends.
#4: Sugar Cubes
This one is based on a stitch from Vogue Knitting's Stitchionary Volume One (Knit & Purl). The pattern is as follows:
Cast on 41 stitches.
Knit three rows, then start pattern as follows:
Rows 1 and 5 (RS): Knit.
Rows, 2, 4, 6, and 8: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Row 3: K1, *p2, k6; rep from * to end.
Row 7: K5, *p2, k6; rep from * to last 4 sts, end p2, k2.
Repeat rows 1-8 five times.
Knit three rows. Bind off. Weave in ends.