Christmas Pi Dishcloth
I have been hearing a lot lately on pod casts about Pi Shawls. People are talking about these I guess as viable winter projects but it’s a bit daunting for me because they are lace, and therefore, require blocking. Minimal space for that and I really don’t want to try to block a Pi Shawl by doing a quarter of it at a time. I can however, make a Pi Dishcloth…
Used the pi shawl formula as follows:
Cast on 9; join; knit 1 round; k1, yo around (18 stitches); knit 3 rounds in pattern of choice; k1, yo around (36 stitches); knit 6 rounds in pattern of choice; k1, yo around (72 stitches); knit 12 rounds in pattern of choice. Bind off loosely. Use cast on tail and tighten up the center if you wish. Weave in ends.
One effective way to bind off loosely is to: k2 and * insert left needle into the front of both right stitches and knit. (Just like the last part of an ssk). K1 and repeat from *.
(For the 6 round set I knit two rounds; k3,p3 for two rounds and back to straight knitting for two rounds. For the 12 round set I basically did a k2, p2 pattern and switched to p2, k2 after two rows and back again after two rows. I was going for bumpy.)
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