Monday, April 14, 2014

Knit Washcloth - Owl


 
It's a beautiful morning!  The doves are sunning themselves, the bees are busy, and I have another knitted washcloth finished.  





We actually have owls around here - a couple of months ago there was a great horned owl up in a palm tree in my parents' backyard!  Gorgeous, but unfortunately it was a dark night and I was without my good camera.  So owl, this one's for you!  Previous washcloths are a duck (turquoise), sun (yellow), moon (blue), heart (red), fish (orange) and bunny (green).

Materials:
*Knitpicks Cotlin in Swan and Lilac
* size 4 (3.5mm) knitting needles *size E crochet hook


1.  With Swan, cast on 40 stitches.

2.  Work rows 1 - 7 in garter stitch (just knit stitch).

3.  Begin stockinette stitch.  For rows 8, 10, and 12, knit 4 stitches, purl for 32 stitches, and knit the last 4 stitches.  Work rows 9 and 11 in garter stitch.

4.  Beginning with row 13, you can work from the chart.  The chart shows the uneven rows through row 51.  For the even rows, work 4 knit stitches, purl for 32 stitches, and knit the last 4 stitches.

Row13 - knit 16, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 2, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 15
Row 15 - knit 16, purl 3, knit 3, purl 3, knit 15
Row 17 - knit 14, purl 6, knit 1, purl 6, knit 13
Row 19 - knit 14, purl 13, knit 13
Rows 21, 23 and 25 – knit 12, purl 17, knit 11
Row 27 – knit 12, purl 8, knit 1, purl 8, knit 11
Row 29 - knit 12, purl 7, knit 3, purl 7, knit 11
Row 31 - knit 12, purl 6, knit 6, purl 6, knit 11
Row 33 - knit 12, purl 17, knit 11
Row 35 – knit 12, purl 4, knit 3, purl 3, knit 3, purl 4, knit 11
Row 37 – knit 13, purl 2, knit 5, purl 1, knit 5, purl 2, knit 12
Row 39 – knit 13, purl 2, knit 2, purl 1, knit 2, purl 1, knit 2, purl 1, knit 2, purl 2, knit 12
Row 41 – knit 13, purl 2, knit 5, purl 1, knit 5, purl 2, knit 12
Row 43 - knit 14, purl 2, knit 3, purl 3, knit 3, purl 2, knit 13
Row 45 – knit 14, purl 13, knit 13
Row 47 - knit 15, purl 11, knit 14
Row 49 - knit 15, purl 3, knit 5, purl 3, knit 14
Row 51 - knit 16, purl 1, knit 7, purl 1, knit 15



5.  Rows 52, 54, 56 - knit 4 stitches, purl 32 stitches, knit 4 stitches.
Rows 53, 55 and rows 57 - 63, work in garter stitch.


6.  Cast off.

7.  Join purple yarn and single crochet evenly around the washcloth, putting 3 single crochets in each corner.  Join to first single crochet with a slip stitch.  Chain 1 and add a second row of single crochet, again putting 3 stitches in each corner.  Finish off.


Happy Creating!  Deborah
 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Deborah! This one is so sweet! Someday when I (re)teach myself how to knit, I'll have to make some of this fellow for myself. Thanks for the pattern!
    Enjoy your lovely scenery,
    Janice

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