Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Odds and Ends

dishcloths made with scraps
September 2016
Kathyb's Dishcloth Swap motivated me to knit some scrap dishcloths with odds and ends from previously knit cloths.

I made a smaller version of the cloth, made for the swap - details here - as well as some traditional diagonal cloths.

I tried a "new to me" yarn joining technique, and it is not only easy but seems to be stable, too. It's called the Magic Knot or Double Knot join - see a video below. I was skeptical about using knots, but honestly they really can't be seen or felt. I would not use the technique on a pair of socks because the knot may cause irritation when worn.



10 comments:

  1. I love your cheery dishcloths!

    That yarn joining video (and concept) is amazing. I mean, AMAZING!!

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  2. Love your scrappy dishcloths - really pretty and a great idea (hope I can remember). I had just read/seen a video on the double knot join last week...I'll have to give it a try on my own dishcloths. I agree that I wouldn't want to use it on socks...am wondering if I could use it on the shawl (still struggling with the yarn joins on that).

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  3. Loved the demonstration and the cloths are nice too.

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  4. I've been working on scrappy washcloths, too. Might have to give that knot a try.

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  5. I have heard of that knot before but I've never tried it. I definitely will now. Thank you for that video. I have a whole bin full of 1/4 balls of dishcloth yard. As soon as I finish a few gifts I'm working on I want to start some scrappy dish cloths too. Yours look wonderful.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  6. Thank you for the video. I need to try this on my next dish cloth as hate weaving those ends in! Nancy

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  7. You really used up your yarn well!!...the cloths look great!!! Great way to join yarn!!

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  8. and I shall learn even more from you ! DOuble knots it is. Love your leftovers cloths

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  9. Love those scrappy colors all together.

    That knot technique is pretty interesting.

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  10. Fun dishcloths! I've used scraps for coasters and could sure get busy and make some more.

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