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Monday, April 21, 2008

Marty's Mouse Washcloth

I kind of like the way this one turned out. Again, it's not too big. It would be perfect for a baby's washcloth or if you just like smaller cloths!

Copyright 2008 by Elaine Fitzpatrick. Permission is granted to reproduce this pattern in any medium, as long as it is distributed for free and this copyright notice remains intact. Permission is also granted to produce items from this pattern for sale.

Materials: One skein of worsted weight cotton such as Sugar and Cream or Peaches & Crème for a dishcloth, or for a baby’s washcloth, I suggest using something really soft like Bernat© Cottontots.

Needles: Size 6
Gauge: 4.5 sts. per inch, not critical

k = knit
p = purl
sts. = stitches
dec. = decrease
B5 = seed stitch border (k1, p1, k1, p1, k1)

Cast on 37 stitches.
Rows 1 – 5: k1; p1; across row.
Row 6: k1; p1, for 13 sts; p9; k2; k1, p1; for 13 sts.
Row 7: k1, p1; for 12 sts.; k1; p2; k10; p1, k1; for 12 sts.
Row 8: k1, p1; for 11 sts.; p11; k2; p2; k1; p1; for 11 sts.
Row 9: k1; p1; for 10 sts; k3; p2; k12; p1, k1 for 10 sts.
Row 10: k1, p1, for 9 sts.; p13; k2; p4; k1, p1, for 9 sts.
Row 11: k1, p1, for 8 sts., k6; p2; k13; p1, k1, for 8 sts.
Row 12: K1, p1, for 7 sts.; p14; k2; p7; k1, p1, for 7 sts.
Row 13: k1, p1, for 6 sts.; k9; p2; k13; p1; p1, k1, for 6 sts.
Row 14: k1, p1, for 5 sts.; k2; p13; k7; p5; k1, p1, for 5 sts.

(Note: From this point on, keep the first and last five stitches in the established seed stitch for the border. They are referred to as “B5”. You might find it helpful to insert a marker after the first five stitches and before the last five stitches.)

Row 15: B5; k4; p7; k14; p2; B5.
Row 16: B5; k2; p19; k2; p4; B5.
Row 17: B5; k4; p2; k19; p2; B5.
Row 18: B5; k2; p20; k2; p3; B5.
Row 19: B5; k3; p2; k19; p2; k1; B5.
Row 20: B5; p1; k2; p19; k2; p3; B5.
Row 21: B5; k3; p2; k19; p2; k1; B5.
Row 22: B5; p2; k2; p18; k2; p3; B5.
Row 23: B5; k3; p2; k17; p3; k2; B5.
Row 24: B5; p3, k2; p10; k1; p6; k2; p3; B5.
Row 25: B5; k3; p2; k5; p3; k8; p2; k4; B5.
Row 26: B5; p4, k2; p8; k3; p5; k2; p3; B5.
Row 27: B5; k4; p2; k3; p2; k1; p2; k8; p3; k2; B5.
Row 28: B5; p2; k2; p5; k6; p1; k2; p3; k2; p4; B5.
Row 29: B5; k5; p5; k3; p5; k5; p3; k1; B5.
Row 30: B5; p1; k2; p6; k2; p7; k3; p6; B5.
Row 31: B5; k15; p2; k7; p2; k1; B5.
Row 32: B5; p1; k2; p7; k2; p15; B5.
Row 33: B5; k15; p2; k7; p2; k1; B5.
Row 34: B5; p1; k3; p6; k2; p15; B5.
Row 35: B5; k15; p2; k6; p2; k2; B5.
Row 36: B5; p3; k2; p5; k2; p15; B5.
Row 37: B5; k16; p2; k3; p3; k3; B5.
Row 38: B5; p4; k7; p16; B5.
Row 39: B5; k17; p5; k5; B5.
Row 40: B5; p27; B5.
Row 41: B5; k27; B5.
Row 42: B5; p27; B5.
Row 43: k1, p1, for 6 sts.; k25; p1, k1; for 6 sts.
Row 44: k1, p1, for 7 sts., p23; k, p1, for 7 sts.
Row 45: k1, p1, for 8 sts.; k21; p1, k1, for 8 sts.
Row 46: k1, p1, for 9 sts.; p19; k1, p1, for 9 sts.
Row 47: k1, p1, for 10 sts.; k17; p1, k1, for 10 sts.
Row 48: k1, p1, for 11 sts.; p15; k1, p1, for 11 sts.
Row 49: k1, p1, for 12 sts.; k13; p1, k1, for 12 sts.
Row 50: k1, p1, for 13 sts. p11; k1, p1, for 13 sts.
Rows 51 – 55: k1, p1 across row.
Bind off.

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