Saturday, February 27, 2010

Week Nine: Googie

That's kind of a fun word, googie. Hee. Not as fun as squeegee or defenestrate, but up there.

I tried one more tweak to this after yesterday's post, and although the finished washcloth still had a few lumps, a wash and a good blocking fixed them. Callooh callay! So if you were thinking of making these as a gift, I'd recommend blocking them first. If they're for personal use, I wouldn't bother. They're only washcloths.

Dishcloth
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Googie is a boomerang-shaped dishcloth worked back and forth in garter stitch.

Yarn: You will need approximately 60 yards of a worsted-weight cotton for best results. (Pictured: Lily Sugar'n'Cream in Country Green – worsted, 1 skein / 70g / 120 yards, 100% cotton)

Supplies:

  • US size 8 needles
  • one stitch marker
  • tapestry needle
Gauge: 4 inches = 16 sts / 20 rows in garter stitch

Sizing: Finished dishcloth is approximately 7.5” long and 8” high at longest and highest points.

2 comments:

  1. It's actually kinda cute! It looks like it would fit your hand just right.

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  2. Thanks! It is a pretty decent dishcloth. But then, it's hard to really screw up a dishcloth, since the requirements are so basic. ;)

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