Tuesday, September 19, 2017

September 20th 2017 KAL - Clusters Cloth



September 20th 2017 KAL – Clusters Cloth


Copyright © Janet Nogle 2017

Level of Difficulty:  Easy



Materials:  1 skein of cotton yarn, Purple or any solid color is recommended.
#6 US Knitting Needle. 

Notes:  K2Tog:  Knit 2 stitches together

Cast on:         Multiple of 4 + 1  (4 X 8 = 32 + 1 + 6 Border = 39)    39 stitches

Border:        
Rows 1-4:     Knit across.
Pattern:
Row 1:           K4, *YO, K2Tog, K2; repeat from * to end, K3.
Row 2:           K3, P1, *P2Tog, YO, P2; repeat from * end K3.
Row 3:           K6, *YO, K2Tog, K2; repeat from *, end YO, K2Tog, K3.
Row 4:           K3, P1, *YO, P2Tog, P2; repeat from *, end K3.
Row 5:           K4, *K2Tog, YO, K2; repeat from *, end K3
Row 6:           K3, P3, *YO, P2Tog, P2; repeat from * to end, YO, P2Tog, K3.

Repeat rows 1-6 till desired length, I repeated 7 more times.

Border:
Rows 1-4:     Knit across.

Bind off and weave in ends.


 Janet Nogle































































































































Friday, September 15, 2017


Rosie Welcomes You to the September Challenge KAL!

Today I'm giving you a unique pattern - it is given as a square that is be used for a blanket/afghan.  [Actually, nearly any blanket/afghan square can be used for a dishcloth - just try it!]
She shows you how to make multiple squares to connect together as you knit them.

This pattern designer asks for no copies to be made and/or posted of her pattern - but she welcomes links directly to her pattern [given, below] - c. 2003, Patti Pierce Stone
  
Supplies for the Knit 'Granny' Square - note: color of yarn is up to you, solid will work best - to see the pattern clearly - if you want to show off the color, then a variegated yarn will look nice too. 
Below are my own pix - one I did in variegated, the other is in process, using self-striping yarn.

Supplies:
- size 9 needles
- 1/2 oz DK/light worsted wt yarn

Now, since we are using this pattern for a dishcloth, you will want to use cotton yarn; you can also adjust your needle size to what you prefer to use for your dishcloths.

The pattern can be found at:

 Knit 'Granny' Square

Happy Knitting!




For help in how-to-knit:
Knitting Help

Post your photo in our group albums:
KAL Photos


Friday, September 1, 2017

Sept 1st 2017 KAL - Apple Cloth Photos only


Here are photos of our KAL for September 1st. Pattern is available through the Monthly Dishcloth Group on Yahoo.

Photo of KAL after 20+ rows

                                                          Photo of completed KAL



Janet Nogle
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Sunday, August 20, 2017

August 20th 2017 KAL - Summers End Cloth

Here is our second cloth for August:

August 20th 2017 KAL – Summers End Lace Cloth

Copyright © Janet Nogle 2017

Level of Difficulty:  Easy

Materials:  1 skein of cotton yarn, Hot Pink or any solid color is recommended. I used Knit Picks Shine – “Macaw”
#6 US Knitting Needle. 

Notes:  K2Tog:  Knit 2 stitches together
              SSK:  Slip 1, Slip 1, Knit 2 together (see www.knittinghelp.com)

Cast on:         Multiple of 9 + 4 / (27 + 4 = 31 + 6 Border = 37)    37 stitches

Border:        
Rows 1-4:     Knit across.
Pattern:
Row 1:           Purl across.
Row 2:           Purl across.
Row 3:           Purl across.
Row 4:           (RS) K5, *YO, K2, K2Tog, SSK, K2, YO, K1; repeat from * to last 5; K5.
Row 5:           Purl across.
Row 6:           K5, *K1, YO, K2, K2Tog, SSK, K2, YO; repeat from * to last 5: K5.

Repeat rows 3-6 till desired length, I repeated 9 more times.

Border:
Rows 1-4:     Knit across.

Bind off and weave in ends.

 Here are photos of cloth after 10 rows, 20 rows and the final cloth:



Janet Nogle


























































Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Rosie is ringing her Christmas Bells to announce this month's Challenge KAL!

August CHALLENGE KnitALong

Here is a photo of my cloth - I chose purple, just because I like those new poinsettias of that color!


 Day 2:
 Hoping to hear that you all have printed the file and are happily knitting away!
While I can't print the actual pattern here, I can give you a direct link - this is a members' only design, copyrighted by Susan Mrenna - please follow the rules!
 Please let everyone know what color you are using! and soon as you finish, post a photo in your yahoo album so we all can see!
  Click here to go to Poinsettia Pattern

Happy Knitting!  I will post a photo of my cloth later today ~ Linda

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 Day 1:

Today we will begin our second *Christmas* cloth of the summer!
It is a Picture Cloth ~
This has been a very popular dishcloth, and that's putting it mildly!!

You will be knitting the Poinsettia Cloth!

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Your supplies:
#7 needles, or your preferred size
1 skein solid cotton yarn, suggested color of red - as always, your choice of colors - I'd also suggest white, pink, or purple [or any other color you've seen poinsettia in!]

Your first *challenge* will be to go to our group files and get the pattern for yourself ~
This truly is NOT challenging!  but maybe some of you new group members haven't been there before-
this will give you a chance to see how easy it is and how many patterns are at your fingertips!

Go to our group's file site:
Yahoo Group files


At the site, click on:
2006 kals

Then, you will see two files:
* stars forever
* poinsettia   This is what you want! -mid nov.  - poinsettia --
click on it, then it opens PDF adobe doc., so you can save to your comp!

This is a members' only pattern  - it is also on Ravelry, as a member group pattern.
Designed by and copyrighted by Susan Mrenna.
Please, respect her copyright.

Okay - happy knitting!
Linda
ps- disclaimer: I will post the pattern here, later today, just in case -for whatever reason- some of you can't get access to the file

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Aug 1st 2017 KAL with Photos

Here is the KAL for Aug 1st, 2017:

Braid N Cable Cloth
Copyright © Janet Nogle 2017

Measurements:            8 ¼ x 7
Materials:  Cotton Yarn (1 skein). I used Cotton Ease in the color “Candy Blue”, #6 US Needles.
Note:  This is a cable cloth requiring a cable needle, you can substitute a cable needle with a DPN or check the internet for instructions on completing without either needle.
Cast on:  40
Border:
Rows 1-4:  Knit across.

Pattern:
Row 1:       K14, P2, *Sl 2 stitches to cable needle & hold in back of work, Knit next 2 stitches from left needle, Knit the 2 stitches on the cable needle; rep from * one more time, P2, K14.
Row 2:       K3, P11, K2, P8, K2, P11, K3.
Row 3:       K6, Sl 2 stitches on cable needle and put in back of work, Knit 2 stitches from left needle, then Knit 2 stitches from cable needle, K4, P2, K2, Sl 2 stitches to cable needle & put in front of work, Knit 2 stitches from left needle, Knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle, K2, P2, K4, Sl 2 stitches to cable needle & put in front of work, Knit 2 stitches from left needle, Knit the 2 stitches from cable needle, K6.
Row 4:       K3, P11, K2, P8, K2, P11, K3

Repeat above 4 rows till desired length. (repeated the set 11 more times).

Border:
Rows 1-4:  Knit across.

                                         Through Row 12
                                        Through Row 24

                                           Completed Cloth

Janet Nogle






















































Thursday, July 20, 2017

July 20: Christmas in July KAL



Rosie says, "Knitting Christmas in July" !   COOL !!!!

hi fellow knitters -  here we are:  Christmas in July!!

Day 3:  Finished and Rosie-approved!



Your lovely KAL was designed by Janet - 
 yes, I did mine in Pink! ~ it will be for my grand-daughter, to show her what a retro tree is like, from my own childhood!

Post yours soon -- look forward to seeing all of your trees!

 If you want a copy of the original pattern, you can find it in our group files, Dec 16 2015:
KAL: Yahoo Group Files

 Thank you Janet for letting me host this Christmas in July KnitAlong!

 Day 2:

Here are the remainder of rows for this KAL - won't tell you what it is yet tho!
if you want to know, you need to finish knitting your cloth, or you will have to wait til tomorrow! [ Like waiting for that Christmas morning gift, huh?!]


Row 10: K12, (P1, K1) x 12, P1, K12.

Row 11: K4, P7, (K1, P1) x 13, K1, P7, K4.

Row 12: K12, (P1, K1) x 12, P1, K12.

Row 13: K4, P9, (K1, P1) x11, K1, P9, K4.

Row 14: K12, (P1, K1) x12, P1, K12.

Row 15: K4, P9, (K1, P1) x 11, K1, P9, K4.

Row 16: K14, (P1, K1) x 10, P1, K14

Row 17: K4, P9, (K1, P1) x 11, K1, P9, K4.

Row 18: K14, (P1, K1) x 10, P1, K14.

Row 19: K4, P11, (K1, P1) x 9, K1, P11, K4.

Row 20: K14, (P1, K1) x 10, P1, K14.

Row 21: K4, P11, (K1, P1) x 9, K1, P11, K4.

Row 22: K16, (P1, K1) x 8, P1, K16.

Row 23: K4, P11, (K1, P1) x 9, K1, P11, K4.

Row 24: K16, (P1, K1) x 8, P1, K16.

Row 25: K4, P13, (K1, P1) x 7, K1, P13, K4

Row 26: K16, (P1, K1) x 8, P1, K16.

Row 27: K4, P13, (K1, P1), x 7, K1, P13, K4.

Row 28: K18, (P1, K1) x 6, P1, K18.

Row 29: K4, P13, (K1, P1) x 7, K1, P13, K4.

Row 30: K18, (P1,, K1) x 6, P1, K18.

Row 31: K4, P15, (K1, P1)x 5, K1, P15, K4

Row 32: K18, (P1, K1) x 6, P1, K18.

Row 33: K4, P15, (K1, P1) x5, K1, P15, K4.

Row 34: K20, (P1,K1) x4, P1, K20.

Row 35: K4, P15, (K1, P1) x 5, K1, P15, K4.

Row 36: K20, (P1, K1) x 4, P1, K20.

Row 37: K4, P17, (K1, P1) x3, K1, P17, K4.

Row 38: K20, (P1, K1) x4, P1, K20.

Row 39: K4, P17, (K1, P1) x3, K1, P17, K4.

Row 40: K22, (P1, K1) x2, P1, K22.

Row 41: K4, P17, (K1, P1) X3, K1, P17, K4.

Row 42: K22, (P1,, K1) x 2, P1, K22.

Row 43: K4, P19, (K1, P1) x 1, K1, P19, K4.

Row 44: K22, (P1, K1) x 2, P1, K22.

Row 45: K4, P19, K1, P1, K1, P19, K4.

Row 46: K24, P1, K24.

Row 47: K4, P19, K1, P1, K1, P19, K4.

Row 48: K24, P1, K24.

Row 49: K4, P41, K4.

Row 50: K24, P1, K24.

Row 51: K4, P41, K4.

Row 52: Knit across.

Row 53: K4, P41, K4.

Row 54: Knit across.

Row 55: K4, P41, K4.

Border:
Rows 56-61: Knit across.
Bind Off
Happy Christmas in July!


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July 20 - Day 1:
I'm going to tease you a bit, and only give you the first few rows! -
You can guess what we will be knitting!
See you tomorrow! ~ Linda

Materials:
1 skein cotton yarn (2 ½ oz) - solid color - suggested color, green
#6 US knitting Needles
Stitches used:   Knit, Purl

Cast on: 49

Border:
Rows 1-6: Knit Across.

Pattern:
Row 1: K4, P41, K4.

Row 2: Knit Across.

Row 3: K4, P41, K4.

Row 4: K22, (P1, K1) x2, P1, K22.

Row 5: K4, P19, K1, P1, K1, P19,, K4.

Row 6: K22, (P1, K1) x2, P1, K22.

Row 7: K4, P19, K1 P1, K1, P19, K4.

Row 8: K22, (P1, K1) x2, P1, K22.

Row 9: K4, P7, (K1, P1) x13, K1, P7, K4.