Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Knitting scrubbies

I've abandoned 365 Knitting Stitches A Year for now, and I've turned to Barbara G Walker's A Treasury of Knitting Patterns.

Of course the first pattern in the book is Stockinette Stitch. Putting a garter stitch border around it really frames the stitches nicely.

In the paragraph describing the Stockinette Stitch is a description for Crossed Stockinette, a stitch I had not tried before. I like the way it looks.

Another variation is the Twisted Stockinette. It's amazing what can be learned by actually reading a book!

Next in the book is Garter Stitch. I love Garter Stitch!

I love it enough to knit it in two different yarns!

Next up is Seed Stitch.

I also love knitting Seed Stitch!

Moss Stitch is a slightly different texture that uses a four row repeat rather than the two row repeat of Seed Stitch. I think I might make some dishcloths with this pattern. The nubbiness would be great for cleaning dishes!

The best part of this experiment is that my grandchildren love the scrubbier and would like me to make some for them. They will have homes!

Don't worry. I'm not giving up on Ice Drops. I don't do much knitting once the weather turns warm, so I'm enjoying it while I can. Today's Doodle Ice Drop is in size 20 Lizbeth #696, Autumn Orange Med. The shuttle is from Banyek on Etsy.

I wore my Sanditon shawl to school today, and several girls admired it and asked me about it. Call me crazy, but I'm thinking of knitting another!


  1. I like learning about and seeing all those different knitting stitches(even though I am not a knitter)! ;)
    Great Ice Drop!!! :)

  2. You’ll be an expert after going through the Treasury! Great fun to try different stitches, especially in a practical way that is coveted by family members, hooray.

    1. I don't know about becoming an expert, but I certainly will understand knitting a whole lot better!


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