Loomed Version of Grandma’s Favorite Dishcloth

Loomed Version of Grandma’s Favorite Dishcloth
Video link below will show you how to loom this dishcloth from start to finish.
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!
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