I recently purchased a stitch dictionary that featured Fair Isle stitch patterns to find a soft and feminine pattern to design a baby blanket for a friend’s new granddaughter. The Waffle stitch caught my eye right off maybe because the sample was worked up in white and baby pink; or because it was early in the morning and I was hungry. Not true. It was not early morning and I was not hungry. It was in the evening and I had just finished a large bowl of popcorn, but it does look like a waffle, right? I digress; whatever the reason I chose the stitch pattern doesn’t matter. What does matter is that the finished blanket was very pretty, feminine, soft, delicate and brought joy to the new mother’s heart.
Frequently I like to design a dishcloth pattern that uses the Fair Isle technique; who doesn’t love Fair Isle? To be perfectly honest with you I like the result of this dishcloth but prefer it knitted up in brighter colors, they seem to pop a bit more. But my girlfriend wanted a dishcloth in the same soft colors as the baby blanket. The photo here is the dishcloth I knitted for her but the baby’s washcloth was knitted up with much thinner cotton. Sorry, no photo for that. I simply forgot to take one. Oops!
Did you notice the sweet lady in one of the above photos sitting knitting up the Waffle dishcloth pattern? Well, listen to this. I walked into a yarn shop one afternoon and noticed her as she was knitting up my pattern. I thought that was so cool to just come across a fellow knitter who had purchased my pattern and was actually sitting there in front of me knitting it up. To tell you the truth, I believe she was genuinely excited to have the designer just happen to pop into the shop while she worked up her dishcloth. How fun!!
Materials I used:
Reynolds/Saucy; 100% Mercerized Cotton. 185yrds/100g.
Colors: A #308/Pink, B #817/Cream – 1 skein each.
Size US5 (3.75mm) knitting needles.
♥True to form, I included the stitch pattern repeat.
♥As are all my knitting patterns; this pattern has been test knit twice and both professionally copy and tech edited for accuracy.
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