Thursday, April 12, 2012

FRENCH STRIPE DISHCLOTH

Hey everyone.  I have a new pattern this week.   A very easy one.  I have been wanting to create something like this for a very long time.... so now here it is:















































And I think the backside looks just as good:








The yarn I used for this little project was Eco fil by Easy Knit.  It is a recycled Cotton yarn.  It's content is 75% Recycled Cotton/25% Acrylic.



 I liked the fact that it has recycled fibres in it.  Anything to try to be a little more ecologically sensitive.  The textile industry hasn't exactly been know for it's 'greenness"!!  I haven't been able to find any info on this yarn.  But it was a good price. $2.99 for 100g.  Usually I don't buy yarn at Big Box stores but I happened to be at Zeller's and I thought I would give this yarn a chance.
Since this project is one that will be used for cleaning- I wasn't overly concerned about the "hand" or the feel of the yarn.  It has a stiffer hand than most cottons I have knit with  but that gives it a good firmness for the cloth in my opinion.
When knitting with it, it tends to twist a little- the yarn coming off the ball that is.  But I just kept pushing the twist away and knit away I did.  That was the only annoying thing about it.  Other than that I like how it knit into a dishcloth.  Not sure I would make a garment with it- but I might.  I really liked the colours- of course I chose Red, White and Blue!!  It does come in a few more colours- green, purple and gray-I think!!   knit 2 different versions of the cloth- one with a Garter Stitch edge, the other version with a Seed Stitch edge
The pattern for this dishcloth can be found on Ravelry and Scribd.  If you have any questions about the pattern or the yarn- don't hesitate to drop me a line.

That's it for now
Have a great day everyone.
Megan

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