Saturday, June 26, 2010

Same On Both Sides

Back while I was without technology, I worked up this sorta-design for a reversible dishcloth (or, with more yarn and more patience) scarf.

As you can see, there's no right or wrong side.

Here's how to do it:

With dishcloth cotton for a cloth, or wool or something else suitable for a scarf, and appropriate needles, cast on multiple of 4 plus 2 plus 8 or 10 for a nice edging. [Here's my math: 4 X 8 = 32 + 2 = 34 + 10 = 44]

Seed stitch (Row 1: k1,p1 across; Row 2: p the k stitches, k the p stitches) for 4 rows.

Set up the pattern: keeping the edge stitches in seed stitch (in my example, the first and last 5 stitches) K2, P 2 across like this:

seed stitch 5, [K2, P2] to last 7 stitches, K2, seed stitch 5

Next row, and every row until the cloth/scarf is almost as long as you want it: Seed stitch 5, then for every k2, k the second stitch on the left needle, then the first stitch, p the p stitches, to the last 5 stitches, seed stitch 5.

When it's nearly square (or a nice long strip), seed stitch 4 rows and bind off in pattern.

The yarn I used was from a cone that originally looked like packing twine (yes, that pleasant a color!). I think it was Sugar n Cream. I dyed it with sassafras so that it's sort of the color of the froth on a nice cappuccino.


Hi Ann
Yesterday I did the Race for Life, which is an event put on in various locations in UK by Cancer Research UK. I've never done anything like it before. I was "encouraged" to do this by my daughters (one of whom, coincidentally, is called Ann!) This involves a 5km run/jog/walk. We walked, I am seriously unfit and this was an effort to improve that state of affairs. I had not managed to do anywhere near enough preparation for various legitimate reasons and the course was set outside Brighton on the South Downs. Beautiful, but I can really tell you VERY steep in places! There were moments when I thought "I can't do this" but, along with lots of encouragement from Sarah & Ann, the thought of you and people like you who are dealing with cancer on a daily basis kept me going. I'm a nurse in a general practice and I regularly see how it affects people's lives. I'm so pleased I got round the course and now have to collect my sponsorship money to find ways to stop others from having to cope with what you've had to.

I'm glad the mammogram didn't hurt, does your radiographer do visits to the UK? If so can I book my next appointment with her?

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