It’s time for my next contribution to the Knitted Kitchen Blog Hop! This month I thought I would throw in some eyelets to keep it interesting.
Eyelets are the most basic skill you need to create lace. They’re made by making a yarn over and a corresponding decrease so that your project stays the same width (of course eyelets can also be used without decreases to shape a project, such as a triangular shawl that starts with just a few stitches).
This project is a great way to learn to make eyelets because they’re only used on one row of the six-row repeat. This pattern is easy to memorize and goes really fast, too.
- about 130 yards Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton (I used color mint)
- one pair size 6 US/4 mm knitting needles
Gauge is not critical but I got about 5 stitches and 8 rows per inch in pattern.
Finished dishcloth is 10 inches/25 cm square. To change size, ensure that you are working on an odd number of stitches for the pattern to work.
How to Knit the Ridged Ribbon Eyelet Washcloth
Cast on 49 stitches.
Work pattern as follows.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: Purl.
Rows 3 and 4: Knit.
Row 5: *knit 2 together, yarn over. Repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.
Row 6: Knit.
Repeat these rows until piece measures about 10 inches/25 cm, ending with row 3. Bind off in knit on the wrong side of the work. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
Need help with the eyelets? Here’s a quick video:
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