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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 farmmom on October 26, 2009 at 6:56pm
What a wonderful idea to give them with homemade soap as gifts. And I do love the look of the log cabin design.
Comment by Kella on October 26, 2009 at 4:41pm
I've not yet had the opportunity to try Simply Cotton Worsted yet, but looking at how those turned out, I'd love to try it!
Comment by anita915 on October 26, 2009 at 4:38pm
Wow thats a great gift idea gonna make a few and add a homemade bar of soap to it.
Comment by blackeyedsusan on October 26, 2009 at 8:49am
Love the fall colors, love the pattern! Thanks for the opportunity.
Comment by puggies on October 26, 2009 at 7:57am
I love them and will definitely me making some! thanks!
Comment by Karin A on October 26, 2009 at 7:21am
I hadn't thought of the corner-to-corner color pattern. Great idea.
Comment by Donna Eko on October 26, 2009 at 6:27am
Your washcloths are GREAT. I am also knitting of washcloths for gift wrapping, and yours with such a simple pattern look better!!!! :-( I am going to try the Simply Cotton Worsted as soon as I get to my LYS. Thanks for posting!
Comment by Thala on October 25, 2009 at 9:54pm
Creative use of the log cabin! I have seen the full blankets, but I don't know if I'd have the patience to knit that much garter stitch! I may have to try this as a test though!
Comment by HopeForHoneybees on October 25, 2009 at 9:44pm
Did somebody say great for beginners? LoL!
Comment by Elianastar on October 25, 2009 at 7:05pm
Looks to be a great, easy, holiday gifts that can be worked up really fast while watching tv or chatting! Thanks for sharing, Kelly! My brain is turning these days to holiday knitting... about a month later than usual, but better late than never!

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