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Nov 5, 2011 17:24:33   #
marykubik
 
I really enjoyed making this dishcloth. Never knitted with the wrap and turn method before.


 
Nov 5, 2011 17:29:52   #
sand dollar
 
marykubik wrote:
I really enjoyed making this dishcloth. Never knitted with the wrap and turn method before.


I love that dishcloth, it's beautiful. Is the pattern difficult, I would love to do one, also a welcome from Nova Scotia Canada.
Nov 5, 2011 17:32:37   #
splashofpaint
 
Love the dishcloth would love the pattern
Nov 5, 2011 17:33:25   #
marykubik
 
Here's the web site for the pattern.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lizard-ridge-dishcloth
It's a little tricky. I had to watch a video clip on you tube to learn the wrap and turn technique. But it was fun once I "got it."
Nov 5, 2011 17:36:25   #
e.ridenh
 
marykubik wrote:
I really enjoyed making this dishcloth. Never knitted with the wrap and turn method before.

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Wow, Mary = love it! Great work, too + the colors!

Donna Rae
Nov 5, 2011 17:39:49   #
MaryCarter (a regular here)
 
That is so lovely. Is it variegated yarn or is that a pattern?
 
Nov 5, 2011 17:41:01   #
marykubik
 
It is variegated yarn.
Nov 5, 2011 17:41:31   #
Loistec
 
Very unusual, like it! :thumbup:
Nov 5, 2011 17:42:47   #
splashofpaint
 
Thank you very much
Nov 5, 2011 18:24:01   #
RookieRetiree (a regular here)
 
Very pretty - thanks for sharing. Does look tricky but will be fund to try,
Nov 5, 2011 18:41:33   #
TammyK (a regular here)
 
It's kind of amazing that a pattern like that actually comes out relatively square! It's beautiful! :thumbup:
 
Nov 5, 2011 18:50:53   #
Valjean (a regular here)
 
Love your dish cloth looks pretty, thank you for sharing pattern going to give it a go, hope mine comes out as nice as yours.
Nov 5, 2011 19:39:03   #
Dreamweaver
 
Great pattern. I can't wait to try it. It reminds me of peacock feather eyes and I have some dark blue/green cotton. Very cool.
Nov 5, 2011 21:51:04   #
bsaito
 
I'm gonna try this one. I really like the way it came out and I need a break from the shrub I am making. From looking at the pattern, I will be learning new stuff also! THANKS
Nov 6, 2011 05:56:35   #
kyterp
 
I was looking for something new to do. Thanks a bunch. I love this!
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