this is my second ballband dishcloth i have made using the pattern found in Mason-Dixon - i like using the two colors - makes me feel like i am doing something fancy when i’m really not. for those of you who have knit this before, any suggestions on how to keep the edges of the dishcloth more even? i find that when i try to carry the two colors along, i end up with some pretty raggedy-looking edges…
The cloth turned out really cute! I made this pattern with the same colored yarn, and the sides of mine turned out like your’s too. I don’t really have a remedy, unless we should be tightening the yarn as we go up.
Regardless, you did a nice job! This is a fun pattern!
What if you just did a border of garter stitch as you knit…or p/u stitches and do it? :think:
That looks great and I agree with Jan, just some type of border would solve the problem.
Hey, why not do a “crab stitch” (reverse single crochet) border all around the 4 edges??!!
That would look really great, and not add any width to the dishcloth!
BTW, your knitting is beautiful, and you should be very proud of it!!!
I’ve done several of these. I carefully cross the old yarn behind the new one when changing colors. It creates a little colored twist up the side. I’ve never been unhappy with my edge, once these start getting used it is hardly noticeable. But I know somewhere in the land of the internet someone posted ways to fix up the edges. Couldn’t tell you where though. I think crochet or applied I-cord were two popular solutions.
I love the pattern. You’re right - it does look like you did something terribly difficult (while you know it wasn’t so bad!) I’m interested if you can solve the edge problem as that’s something I was trying to figure out, too.
[FONT=“Comic Sans MS”][COLOR=“Indigo”][SIZE=“4”]First of all, this was not my idea…LOL! My friend that taught me to knit suggested this and I love it.
Cast on 4 extra stitches. Knit into the back of the first 2 stitches, slip the last 2 stitches of each row…I believe she calls it an applied I-chord…it’s really cool and looks alot neater!
Hope that helps!
Your cloth turned out great! I started knitting one tonight and it is such an easy pattern. I was just flying through the rows. I think my edges look good, so far.