Just Like Grandmother Bernie - with corrected pattern (thanks Julia!)

Saturday, January 24, 2015

 I love to knit, but I only know how to do a few stitches.  Those basic stitches - knit, purl,
yarn over (YO) and knit together are all that needed to make these little
dish cloths.  You can knit one of these in no time at all.  I knit as I watch TV with Paul.
The faster the action going on screen, the faster I knit.  My needles were smokin' after
an entire Season 3 of HomeLand.  We did that "binge watching" thing.
I started knitting these dish cloths so that I had something to do on a bus ride with friends to Nell Hills.  My friend, Margie, was my travel buddy. I knitted and we talked non-stop all the way to Kansas City.
 I do think the best part of knitting these little things is picking out the color of yarn. 
When my grandmother Bernie knitted these she always chose off white yarn.  Maybe that was the only color available
in Crescent, Oklahoma. 
Hobby Lobby, JoAnn's and Wal-Mart have the best bright colors of cotton yarn.
I use Lily "Sugar N' Cream" 100% cotton yarn.
*Buy the knitting needles that are flexible.  That makes all the difference.
Hobby Lobby has them.  Mine are pink with orange tops.
Here's the pattern I use. 
1 ball of Sugar N' Cream cotton yarn
Size 7 Needles
Cast on 4 stitches.
Row 1:  Knit one row.
Row 2:  K2, YO, knit to the end of the row.
Repeat row 2 until there are 40 stitches .
Next row:  Knit 1,Knit 2 together, YO, Knit 2 together, knit to the end of the row.
Continue decreasing until 4 stitches are left.  Cast off.

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