Monday, March 17, 2008

Diagonal Garter Stripe Cloth

Well, I don't know if any one has ever come up with this pattern, but I was sitting down with my needles one day and came up with this. I have tons of cloth patterns, but I seem to enjoy doing the diagonal-type cloths. So, hope you like it! Here goes!

Diagonal Garter Ridge Cloth

Link to pdf file

Size 7 or 8 needles

Worsted weight cotton, less than 1 ball

K = Knit

P = Purl

K2tog = Knit two stitches together

K2tog tbl = Knit two stitches together through back loop.

Inc = Knit in front and back of same stitch

Cast on 3 stitches.

Increasing Half:

Row 1: knit

Row 2: K1, inc, k1. (4 sts)

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: K1, inc in next 2 sts, k1. (6 sts)

Row 5: Knit

Row 6, 7, & 8: K3, yo, knit to end. (7, 8, & 9 sts)

Row 9: K3, yo, k1, purl to last 4 sts, k4. (10 sts)

Repeat Rows 6, 7, 8, & 9 until the cloth is your desired width, ending with Row 9.

Corners: (I use short rows for a neater corner. If you do not wish to make your corners this way, I put the short row corner in brackets, so you can eliminate that portion and just do the row as written.)

Row 1: {K3, turn; sl 1 st, k2, turn; k2, turn; sl 1 st, k1, turn; k2, turn, sl 1 st, k1, turn; k3, turn; sl 1 st, k2, turn}; k2, k2tog tbl, yo, k2tog tbl, knit to end.

Row 2: Repeat Row 1.

Decreasing half:

Row 1: K2, k2tog tbl, yo, k2tog tbl, knit to end.

Row 2: K2, k2tog tbl, yo, k2tog tbl, purl to last 4 sts on needle, k4.

Rows 3 & 4: Repeat Row 1.

Repeat Rows 1, 2, 3, & 4 until you have 7 stitches left on your needle.

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: K1, k2tog tbl, k1, k2tog, k1

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: Bind off, knitting last 2 sts tog before binding them off.


DawnK said...

That's a pretty dishcloth. I'll maybe have to give that a try sometime!

Lindy said...

I really like it! Great job. Your dogs are so cute!

Tea said...

It's lovely! Thanks so much for sharing the pattern, and may this be the first of many more!

Thanks, again. :)

Jknits said...

Welcome to the world of blogging. It's a great way to share what's going on in your life and connect with people.
Have fun!

Alli's Little World of Knitting! said...

Great job Debbie!! I think I'll have to knit your pattern up! It looks like a lovely one for varigated yarns!


Taerynya said...

Hiya ^^ I finally got around to posting my pic of the cloth I knitted up using your pattern. It's great. Keep up the great work!!!


Jean said...

I've just been looking, or trying to devise, a diagonal cloth that was differnt from the usual garter. This will do it!! Thanks!

Jean said...

I've just been looking for, or trying to devise, a diagonal pattern other than the plain garter stitch. This does it! Thanks!