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Hi there - My name is Claudia. I live with my hubby and our two furry kids in Georgia, USA. Originally I am from Germany - southern belle from Bavaria replanted to the Southern US. I am very addicted to knitting - 4-5 projects going at the same time... What can I say...

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Location: Peckerwood, Georgia, United States

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Let's have a Martini!

Somewhere on this planet it is after 5pm - actually in Germany I could have a Martini right now - it is 6:50pm. Perfect time for one, don't you think?

But since I am sitting here in Georgia, USA (where you can't even buy booze on Sundays...), I am indulging you with a Martini glass dishcloth. You might think now, I am really a bit on the insane side, but here is the reason for the dishcloth.

Pixie emailed our Yahoo group and asked if somebody had a dishcloth pattern with something like a Martini glass, a wine bottle, etc., for her sister-in-law. Pixie couldn't find a pattern online and since I like Martinis too, I had a good excuse to make one up. Good task for an otherwise "boring" Saturday - I finished the written pattern this morning. Here it is, in case you want to knit one for yourself or a friend who likes Martinis ;-)

Yarn: 1 ball Bernat Handicrafter 100% Cotton
Color: Hunter Green
Needle Size: 5 US / 3.5mm
Approx. Size: 9" high x 10" wide

(Note: I knit a little on the loose side and I like my dishcloths knitted tightly- the yarn label calls for 7 US / 4.5mm)

Cast on 45 stitches.
Knit 6 rows in Seed Stitch (k1, p1).
Continue the Seed Stitch pattern for 5 stitches on each side of the dishcloth.

(Note: Don't forget to knit 5 stitches in Seed Stitch at the beginning and the end of each row! Pattern is worked over 35 stitches.)

Row 1: Knit.
Row 2 and all even rows: Purl.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 5: K12, p11, k12.
Row 7: K15, p5, k15.
Row 9: K16, p3, k16 (repeat this row 8 more times).
Row 29: K15, p5, k15.
Row 31: K14, p7, k14.
Row 33: K13, p9, k13.
Row 35: K11, p13, k11.
Row 37: K9, p17, k9.
Row 39: K7, p21, k7.
Row 41: K6, p23, k6.
Row 43: K11, p2, k22.
Row 45: K10, p2, k23.
Row 47: K9, p2, k24.
Row 49: K8, p2, k25.
Row 51: K7, p2, k26.
Row 53: Knit.
Row 55: Knit.

Knit 6 rows in Seed Stitch.
Bind off.

Tip: If you want to give this dishcloth to someone as a gift, toss it in the washer & dryer before you give it away and the stitches will even out.

Designed by Claudia on April 15, 2006.
Please let me know if you have any questions with regards to the pattern.

Off to find a martini now ;-)


Blogger Jane said...

Do you think if I make one of these for my husband who likes martinis he might wash the glass afterwards? Cool pattern!

1:42 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Claudia said...

Ha - that would be good potty training ;-) You get a martini if you use the dishcloth for cleaning afterwards... I don't know - mine would ;-) You can always try.

2:03 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great find for a pattern! I can't have martinis anymore because of some medicine- but this is something I could make to have at least a fun sense of them. Can't wait to make it.

7:59 AM GMT-5  
Anonymous DeAnnaDL said...

Hi Claudia, I'm knitting your martini glass dishcloth (love the design!) and have a question. At Row 9, instructions direct knitter to repeat the row 8 more times. This with the purled even rows, take you to 25, however instructions pick up at row 29. What should I do with Row 27? Thanks!

6:38 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To DeAnnaDL, I can across the same thing and went on lone to see if any corrections were made when I saw your email. I looked at the picture and there are only 9 rows of the 3 purl for the stem, so I am thinking it was a type and that I would continue with Row 29 being row 27. What did you end up doing.

4:49 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Sinclair said...

I just changed Row 9 instructions to:
(repeat 9 more times) instead of 8 more times. This gets you to Row 29 for the rest of the pattern...

4:22 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very nice and I'm about to knit it for a gift but boy oh boys it's confusing. I just hope it turns out well lol!

3:15 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This turned out to be a wine glass very disappointed! Not sure whats wrong with the pattern!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Evening,

I am lost on Row 9. I write Patterns out and I am lost on this one.

Instead of Seed Stitch I did Garter Stitch.

Please Help. Thank You. Be Safe.

7:33 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Carol Sheehan said...

Please we need your help can you explain Row 9 it does not make sense. How do we go from row 9 to 29.

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