Friday, 6 May 2011

Knitted Dishcloths

Knitted Dishcloth
Remember the 4 balls of craft cotton I got for £2.50 from a carboot the other week?  Well, I’ve managed to knit 10 dishcloths out of them with about 12 inches of yarn left! 
Knitted Dishcloths
I cast on 25 stitches on (old size) 4 needles, and knit 26 rows.  Each cloth measures  20cms x 20cms and took me about an hour to knit. They really are brilliant to use and I am hoping that they last a lot longer that “bought” cloths. 
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I did sew in one of my knitting labels on one, but that’s a bit “precious”!
Canvas tag
Instead I have made double sides tags on printable matte canvas and can’t believe how professional they look.  It’s the first time I’ve used the canvas in my printer and it’s brilliant! I’m dead chuffed with myself.
handmade canvas tag
Apparently this is a big thing in the US and there are whole sites dedicated to dishcloth patterns like http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/dishcloths.php
As my sister is oft to say …. “You have far too much time on your hands!”

8 comments:

Bubbles said...

Sheesh woman... is there anything you can't do? LOL
Amazing - as always... and that canvas paper has printed out beautifully - I bought some really cheap at The Range and am hoping to print some piccies of the grandbabies on it :)

kelli said...

I LOVE IT!!! I was just thinking I might make some for my mom for Mother's day (I have a whole day left here in the US lol) The canvas did turn out wonderfully, and the cloths look amazing! Thanks so much for the inspiration!! xo

triciasconfetti said...

Hand knitted dishcloths last for ever - I knitted some when my sons were small and I am still using them 25 years or so later.
love the printable canvas - will have to look for some of that.
x Tricia

weezyheartsbaby said...

Oh Helen these look just fab! The canvas tags look just so professional, you should be dead chuffed with yourself :)

Circle said...

Oh Helen these look just fab! The canvas tags look just so professional, you should be dead chuffed with yourself :)

marc said...

ANY ONE WOULD LOVE ONE OF THEM CLOTHS I THINK IT COULD EVEN GET A MAN TO WASH UP LOL FAB AS EVER
PS creatandcraft tv do a canvase and frame set you can print on they are very easy to use and not a bad price

skullandcrossbuns said...

what a cool idea, I love the labels!

Indigo Blue said...

Time well spent I say. I like making my own dishcloths but for some reason I tend to make them during the summer. Not sure why. i love the feel of 100% cotton yarn too. I dabbled in crochet a few too. Love the canvas labels.