Well, after about two weeks of knitting random patterns out of my “teach yourself to knit visually” book, my mom (bless her heart) suggested I actually knit a project.
And even though I never thought I would knit one, I ended up knitting a dishcloth. I’m experiencing no small amount of cognitive dissonance over this, as no more than a week ago, I had commented to Mom “why would anyone want to knit a dishcloth?” Of course, I know now what I didn’t know then-- a good small project for practice, learning about keeping track of rows and stitches, and different patterns.
There are two glaring errors: in one row, I ended up with an extra stitch put in by the knitting gnome. To take care of that problem, I knit two stitches together, which threw the size of the diamond pattern off in one section. The second error was that I didn’t end by putting four rows of garter stitch on before binding off. After binding off, I saw the part about ending in garter stitch. :oops:
So here it is. I have yet to block it, and the stockinette part of the diamond pattern likes to puff up–will blocking help that? and speaking of which, how do I block?
Pattern details: Raised diamonds from Leisure Arts Nifty Knit Dishcloths. I used a 100% cotton in a generic blue color made by Lily’s Sugar and Cream, Size 7 Needles.