Loomed Version of Grandma’s Favorite Dishcloth Video link below will show you how to loom this dishcloth from start to finish. http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=36470011 Written Instructions All you do is chain or cable cast on 3 pegs in the middle of your dishcloth rake. You will be doing a garter stitch or one purl row and one knit row throughout. I am right handed so I always purled going from left to right and knitted (e-wrap) going right to left. I don't think that really makes a difference anyway. Once I had those 3 pegs cast on I purled my way back to the right. At this point you increase one peg on both ends. You take that last loop on the right and place it on the next empty peg beside of it. It will now be peg 5. Do the same thing on the left, by taking that far left loop and placing it on the next empty peg beside of it to the left. It will be the new peg 1. You have a now have a loop on pegs 1, 3 and 5 and an empty peg on pegs 2 and 4. Now going in from the back of your work, pull up the far right back loop and place it on peg 4. Take the back far left loop and place it on peg 2. Once you have increased and now have loops on all NOW 5 pegs, e-wrap back to the left, knit off, then purl back to the right. Once back at the right, increase again on right and left ends, just like before. Always knitting to the left and purling to the right after each increase. You will just keep doing this until you have 39 pegs wrapped. Your work will come out the back and look like half of a triangle. I made this Candy Corn Dishcloth for my daughter (she loves candy corn) using the same technique, just left it as a triangle and crocheted a little edge on. Now to decrease is even easier. On that last row where you have loops on all 39 pegs and your working yarn is to the right. Take that last loop on the right and place it on the peg to the left of it. You now have 2 loops on the 38th peg. Do the same thing on the other end. Take the loop on peg 2 and place it on peg 3. (this is really your far left loop, I call it peg 2 because you never have yarn on peg 1 of your 40 peg dishcloth rake) Now e-wrap back to the left and when knitting off those pegs with 2 loops just knit them over as one. Remember to purl back to the right. Once you have finished that purl row, decrease again, just like before. Do this until you are down to the last 3 pegs and then bind off. That's it you really will be surprised at how easy it is. You can also change colors during your knitting to make exciting and colorful dishcloths! The crocheted edge on the green Grandma’s Favorite is a row of sc all around first. Be sure to add 3 sc in the corners. Next just dc, skip a sc, dc all around and adding 3 dc in the corners. Now do one more row of sc adding 3 in the corners and your done! You can find more of my crochet video’s at www.knitknotpurlcurl.com or www.beehappydesigns.com You can find me on Ravelry as conicuts Bee Happy Designs My Testimony I so enjoy designing and writing the knitting board and loom patterns at Bee Happy Designs! I am so thankful to my Lord Jesus Christ for allowing me to profit from my talent that He has so graciously given me. I asked the Lord to forgive me of my sins and to come into my heart, and I have the assurance of my salvation and that one day I will spend eternity with Him in heaven! Do you know where you will spend eternity? If you would like to know how to be saved, click this link… How do I get to Heaven?
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