Refurbishing crafts: The dishcloth blanket

As most of my friends and family know, every year to raise money for the MS Walk, I knit and sell dish cloths. I have been knitting them ever since I can remember, and it’s one of the only projects I am confident knitting by myself.

 

This year, my sister-in-law (who is just as, if not more crafty than I am) had this awesome idea to take my dish cloth pattern and make it into a blanket! Instead of just knitting to 38 stitches, we would just keep going and going, until we decided it was big enough.

Big blanketDish cloths are knit on a diagonal, adding a stitch until we reach the mid-point and then going back down, removing a stitch each time. When I heard that Laura was making a blanket out of the pattern, I couldn’t help myself from running out to Michaels right when it opened to get some wool of my own.

DSCF5579 (2)The one thing I absolutely love about this pattern is the nice edge you get on the finished product. It makes it a little more fancy without having to actually learn anything new.

If you’d like to try one our for yourself, here’s the pattern:

  • Cast on 4 stitches and knit once
  • To increase: knit two, yarn over, knit to the end of the row (increase to 38 stitches)
  • To decrease: knit one, knit two together, yarn over, knit two together, knit to the end of the row
  • Decrease to 4 or 5 stitches and cast off

Happy knitting!