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Sometimes a knitter just needs something Simple! and a Knit Buddy!

I grabbed a few extra balls of Simply Cotton Worsted from our office stash a few days ago. I was determined to knit up a couple of washcloths for myself. I wandered around in Ravelry and found a few examples based on my beloved Log Cabin garter stitch pattern. Who knew that the Mason Dixon Knitters would have such a positive influence on the humble garter stitch.

After a nice wash and dry, the cloths became wonderfully cushiony! If you want to give it a try, cast on 15 stitches and knit 14 garter ridges. Then work the strips with 7 garter ridges each.

I am having a Knit Buddy giveaway to go along with my little bit of simple knitting. Just add a comment to this blog post and you will automatically be in the drawing. Next Thursday, October 29th, I will draw a name. The winner will receive one ball each of Marshmallow, Malted Milk, Ginger and Toffee colors of Simply Cotton Worsted.

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Comment by Ciara Sorensen on October 27, 2009 at 7:06pm
I'd like to try the Simply Cotton. I have been making market bags for Christmas gifts partly inspired by the Knit Picks pattern. I have almost used up the cotton in my stash!
Comment by Shaknit on October 27, 2009 at 5:49pm
Those washcloths are fantastic! Thank you for passing the idea on!
Comment by 2treasures on October 27, 2009 at 5:46pm
love the looks of these i have not had a chance to knit with the cotton yet but i love the idea of washcloths as teacher gifts! i think I need to put in a order and get to work lets see ive got 2 kids and they each have 3 teachers thats only 6 gifts i think ive got time to get them done!
Comment by Hilary Kisting on October 27, 2009 at 4:59pm
I love your blog and podcast. Keep the ideas coming.
Comment by quiltsalot3 on October 27, 2009 at 2:48pm
Hey Kelly, I just love these little washclothes...the color is pretty too! I always loved the garter stitch but the Mason Dixion books sure got everyone into the groove! Hehehe!
Darlene in PEI
Comment by KnitterGirl39 on October 27, 2009 at 9:58am
These are so simply cute! I'll have to cast on as soon as I get home!
Comment by Peachy Queen on October 27, 2009 at 8:49am
I saw the pattern when the Purl Bee first posted it, and I stopped everything I was doing to knit my first one. I used three colors: a Debbie Bliss creamy white and brown and a multi-color mercerized cotton for the center (which my LYS assured me would be fine for a washcloth). II can't get over how beautiful these washcloths are. I am knitting them as gifts for my children's teachers.

I am taking a sick day today and was wondering what I was going to to with my free time. I think I may have a plan now . . . .
Comment by Lora Love on October 27, 2009 at 6:36am
My son in TX just told me he needs some new cloths...what great timing. Since he is an avid hunter, I would like to find a camaflouge look, or in the greens. This log cabin look would look great in these colors.
Comment by Nan101 on October 26, 2009 at 8:49pm
Just as I was browsing the site for some dishcloth patterns, I find yours. They look great!
Comment by rhoda lipphard on October 26, 2009 at 8:32pm
A Knit Buddy, what a wonderful idea, don't know where you guys come up w/all of your ideas. Guess it must be the large amount of creativity at work! Love the look of the log cabin design, and the washclothes look wonderful in the photo, very "plush" and cushy looking.


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