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Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia


October 2013 - Sunburst Washcloth



1 ball worsted cotton; Sample is knit in Creme de la Creme

3.75 or 4 mm needles (pair or circular)


Cast on 16 sts leaving tail for sewing up

Row 1: Slip 1, K3, yo, K to last 2 sts, turn

Row 2 & all even rows: Knit back

Row 3: Slip 1, K3, yo, K to last 4 sts, turn

Row 5: Slip 1, K3, yo, K to last 6 sts, turn

Row 7: Slip 1, K3, yo, K to last 8 sts, turn

Row 9: Slip 1, K3, yo, K to last 10 sts, turn

Row 11: Cast off 5 sts. K to end

Row 12: Knit* - *In the 13th point row 12 will be cast off rather than Knit.

Repeat these 12 rows until 13 points have been formed.

At end of 13th point leave 6-8 inch tail and sew the 1st and 13th point edges together using a whip stitch.

Using tail in the centre of the cloth (or with a new length of yarn if no tail), pick up the garter stitch bumps at the end of each inner row and pull tightly to gather the centre stitches and secure.

**To avoid a seam, Provisional Cast On may be used in the beginning and stitches grafted or bound off using three needle bind off at the end.


~Ran Schuey