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New Patterns! Not Your Granny’s Kitchen Set + 6 Dishcloths!

I’ve been designing a lot of little home projects for Knit Picks lately and wanted to take a minute to show them off!

Not Your Granny's Kitchen Set

Not Your Granny’s Kitchen Set

How cute is this little set? (If I do say so myself!) This free ebook uses crocheted granny triangles to create a hanging dish towel and dishcloth, and with your leftovers you can make a little mug cozy.

Hanging Dish Towel

Hanging Dish Towel

Mug Cozy

Mug Cozy

Dishcloth!

Dishcloth!

I used three colors of Knit Picks Dishie, 1 ball each. I’m sure you could get at least 2 whole sets with 3 balls! They’re pretty quick projects. And if you’ve never tried granny triangles the pattern walks you through them. Download the free ebook today!

6 Dishcloths!

6 Dishcloths!

I released 6 dishcloth patterns in 2015 as part of the Knit Picks 52 free dishcloths project. Aren’t the cute all together like this?

Top left to right: Beloeil, Vadstena, and Angkor Wat. Bottom left to right: Muiderslot, Bung Gudneau, and Caerphilly.

So what’s with those names? They’ve all got applied icord edging and little hangers, kind of like moats around decorative fabric. They’re all named for seriously beautiful moated castles around the world. Google away! And be inspired to knit up some dishies.

Find all my home designs on ravelry in my For the Home bundle.

New Pattern! Burg Gudenau Dishcloth

Back in February I shared that I’d be releasing 6 free dishcloth patterns as part of the Knit Picks 52 Weeks of Free Dishcloths program, which is of course totally awesome! They’ll be broken up into 3 sets of two matching dishcloths, and the first set is now complete!

Bung Gudneau Dishcloth

Burg Gudenau Dishcloth

Continuing on my moated castle theme, Burg Gudenau Dishcloth is named after this insane castle in Germany built in the early 1200s NBD.

My Little Burg Gudenau!

My Little Burg Gudenau!

Paired with my Angkor Wat Dishcloth, they make a pretty nice pair!

Burg Budenau + Angkor Wat

Burg Gudenau + Angkor Wat

I love to be able to give a pair of dishcloths as a gift, and it’s nice if they match, but getting second dishcloth syndrome is real. This way you get to make two different dishcloths while making a set! Pretty nice, right?

I’ve got 4 more dishcloths due out this year, so keep your eye out!

Download Burg Gudenau for free at Knit Picks, and queue and fav on Ravelry.

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#HKKAL15 and Meet Angkor Wat Dishcloth

Happy Monday from a super snowy Chicago! I haven’t left the house in 36 hours and I’m not looking forward to Champ waking up and demanding a walk after almost 20″ fell yesterday. I WILL be putting his sweater on him and letting him play around in the huge drifts so keep your eye on instagram for that later!

Meet Angkor Wat!

Meet Angkor Wat!

I’m so happy to announce that I was asked to create some dishcloth patterns for the Knit Picks 52 Weeks of Dishcloths series! I’ll have 6 dishcloth patterns in the series released throughout the year, and they will all kinda go together. I’m breaking them up into 3 sets of 2 dishcloths all inspired by moated castles.

So here is Angkor Wat: Angkor Wat is a moated temple in Cambodia, which has absolutely nothing to do with a dishcloth except for the fact that it’s a very beautiful set of buildings surrounded by water, much like this dishcloth is a pretty stitch pattern surrounded by applied icord. The body of the dishcloth is worked corner to corner in seed stitch, then stitches are picked up for an applied icord moat, which will cover up any imperfections in your seed stitch edge and make it easy to add a loop for hanging.

It’s a free pattern on Knit Picks and a great way to practice applied icord, and increasing and decreasing in a stitch pattern. It’s also a great stash buster that will make a pretty darling little gift. Find it on ravelry here.

Cafe au Lait

Cafe au Lait

Kicking off today is the Holla Knits Knit Along! It took me a while to figure out what I was going to knit for it when I remembered that when I knit Kirsten Singer’s Cafe au Lait I just really wanted it to be shorter, with a slightly less dolman-y sleeve, and MAAYYBEEE 3/4 length sleeves but I haven’t really worked that out yet.

Stroll Sock: Dove Heather

Stroll Sock: Dove Heather

I also wanted it in a neutral light summer color, so I picked Dove Heather in Knit Picks Stroll Sock yarn. I really want a sweet lacy cardigan to wear in the summer, and I think with a few modifications I can make exactly what I want.

I’ll be outlining what I do throughout the knit along. I’m so excited to get started! And be sure to follow everyone else’s progress with #HKKAL15 and on the HK forums.

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