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Weekly Dishcloth: Knitting the Simple Weave Dishcloth

I knitted the Simple Weave pattern from Nifty Knit Dishcloths, and it was simple.  Thank goodness!

Springtime is lovely, but my allergies are not.  After messing up a couple of other patterns, this one went smoothly and I thought it turned out beautifully.

I don't know why some of these pictures are sideways, or why the colors in this blog post are not nearly as vibrant as they were on the computer.  Let's just go with it, okay?  The yarn is actually a very mustard-y yellow.  I used Bernat Handicrafter's Harvest Home Collection in the Maize colorway and #6 needles. 

This is a really cheerful looking dishcloth, at least in real life!  I love the garter border, and the stitch pattern repeats were pretty intuitive.  Plus, I love this weave pattern!

I'm always surprised by the number of people who comment on dishcloth posts and say that the dishcloth would make a good afghan.  Who sees afghan patterns everywhere? Afghan-makers, that's who!  But now that I've made a few blankets (or maybe I've just been listening to those mod-happy crafters!) this year, you know what I was thinking with this pattern.

I actually took a picture of this all folded up just so I could imagine it as an afghan.  This stitch pattern would either be boring, or incredibly relaxing in its steady and reassuring monotony.  These stitches would look lovely with a super bulky weight yarn.

I should probably go ahead and mention that this is also a good dishcloth, though! It's plenty textured and has a just-dense-enough knitted fabric to look nice and do a good job of cleaning.  But yes, before you say it: this would definitely make a nice afghan. 

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