Thursday, February 01, 2007

Free "Pi Openwork Dishcloth" Pattern



As promised, here's the free dishcloth pattern. I just ask that you not sell or redistribute the pattern, or sell finished dishcloths made from this pattern. It's for your personal enjoyment!

Liz

Pi Openwork Dishcloth

Pattern by Elizabeth Delisi


Materials:
Cotton worsted-weight yarn (I used Peaches and Cream, color 130 Shaded Pastels)
Size 7 knitting needles
Crochet hook or tapestry needle to weave in ends

Finished size:
Approx. 9x9" square

Gauge:
Not important

Pi Openwork pattern stitch:

Multiple of 3

1st row (RS): K2, *YO, K3, with left needle pull first of 3 st. just knitted over last 2 and off the needle; repeat from * to last st., K1.

2nd row and all WS rows: P.

3rd row: K1, *K3, with left needle pull first of 3 st. just knitted over last 2 and off the needle, YO; repeat from * to last two st., K2.

Repeat these four rows for pattern.



Dishcloth pattern:

Cast on 43 stitches.

K 6 rows in garter stitch.

Row 6: K5, follow Row 1 of Pi Openwork pattern over next 33 stitches, K5.

Row 7: K5, P33 (Row 2 of Pi Openwork pattern), K5.

Row 8: K5, follow Row 3 of Pi Openwork pattern over next 33 stitches, K5.

Row 9: K5, P33 (WS row of Pi Openwork pattern), K5.

Repeat rows 6-9 until piece is 3/4" less than desired length, ending with WS row.

Next 6 rows: Work in garter stitch. Bind off, weave in ends.

Variation: Use seed stitch for border instead of garter stitch.


Questions? Contact me at elizabeth@elizabethdelisi.com.

Have fun!

Copyright 2007 Elizabeth Delisi

6 comments:

Ruth said...

ah, Elizabeth - I thought this was going to be a true Pi pattern! (as in start from the middle and use the pi formula to determine increases)

Anonymous said...

That is a very pretty cloth! Thank you for posting the pattern! I'm definitely going to make it soon.

Elizabeth Delisi said...

Thanks so much! I'm glad you like it. If you take a picture of your finished cloth, send me a copy and I'll post it!

Liz

Elizabeth Delisi said...

Ruth...I'm not familiar with Pi patterns, but they sound interesting! Is there a website that explains them? I just chose the name because the pattern stitch looks like the Pi symbol I remember from school. ;-) Sorry to disappoint you!

Liz

nikimcn said...

Love your blog! Thanks for the freebie! Niki's Ventures.

Elizabeth Delisi said...

Thanks, Niki! Have fun with the dishcloth pattern.

Liz