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Dishcloth (knitted with needles) finished!

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Dishcloth

It’s a little bit crooked! And the edge that I ended on looks square instead of rounded. Oh well, here it is in all its glory: my very first knitted-with-needles FO. I enjoyed it, even with all my mistakes. The funny thing is that I see this particular dishcloth pattern everywhere now that I made one. I saw two for sale yesterday, and we even have one in our own house, something that was left behind from the previous owners.

What should I make next on the needles? I’ve always wanted to make a calorimetry and also a Kitty Pi but both of those take some expertise. We’ll see. Maybe another dishcloth!

Knitting Without a Loom (gasp!)

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Dishcloth

That’s right. I suddenly had an urge to give knitting with needles a try, so I checked out a video from my local library and I started making the first project: a dishcloth. So far, I’ve learned to cast on, knit in the garter stitch, and increase by leaving a space. I have to admit, I enjoy using needles, especially because it gives a smaller gauge than the Knifty Knitter. I’ve played around with the idea of buying a smaller gauge loom, but we’ll see how it goes!

I’m using size 8 needles and a skein of Sugar ‘n Spice cotton. There’s one huge difference I’ve noticed so far between loom and needle knitting. Because I’m making smaller stitches, this is taking a long time!

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