Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Martini with Two Olives Dishcloth

So I have uploaded my first design - Martini with Two Olives Dishcloth.  I have been working on this design for about a year.  Usually it comes around the "gift giving season" i.e., Christmas time. And since I live abroad I have start my Christmas planning in September so that I can get things in the mail!  I have probably made/tested about 7 of these.  I know, I know, it sounds crazy but actually .... I wanted it done right!  Just like concocting the perfect gin martini.  Sorry not a huge vodka fan ... but if you made a vodka one, I would probably drink it.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me.  Also, I would love to see your work!  You can share your work on Ravelry where you can find me as well. 

The Martini Knitter

Martini with Two Olives Dishcloth

Materials:  100% cotton yarn
Size US 4 - 6 knitting needles

Finished size:  5 x 5 inches or slightly larger depending on yarn weight and needles used

Cast on 35 stitches

Note:  Border stitches are in parentheses () beginning and end of each row.

Rows 1 - 5:  K1, P1 across, ending with K1
Row 6:        (K1, P1, K1, P1) knit (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Row 7 and all odd rows: 
                  (K1, P1, K1, P1) purl (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Row 8:        (K1, P1, K1, P1) K8, P11, K8 (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Row 10:       (K1, P1, K1, P1) K11, P5, K11 (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Row 12:       (K1, P1, K1, P1) K12, P3, K12 (P1, K1, P1, K1)
                       REPEAT 8 more times:  Rows: 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28
Row 30:       (K1, P1, K1, P1) K11, P5, K11 (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Row 32:       (K1, P1, K1, P1) K10, P7, K10 (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Row 34:       (K1, P1, K1, P1) K9, P9, K9 (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Row 36:       (K1, P1, K1, P1) K7, P13, K7 (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Row 38:       (K1, P1, K1, P1) K5, P4, YO, P2tog, P11, K5 (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Row 40:       (K1, P1, K1, P1) K3, P5, YO, P2tog P14, K3 (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Row 42:       (K1, P1, K1, P1) K2, P23, K2 (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Row 44:       (K1, P1, K1, P1) K5, P2, K20 (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Row 46:       (K1, P1, K1, P1) K4, P2, K21 (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Row 48:       (K1, P1, K1, P1) K3, P2, K22 (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Row 50:       (K1, P1, K1, P1) knit (P1, K1, P1, K1)
Row 51– 55:    
                  K1, P1 across, ending with K1


ManchesterFolder said...

Rather like the art work, and having experienced (far to long ago) the joys of your Martini I have subscribed.

Sandy said...

I love a good Dirty Martini, with Vodka though not Gin and also a Lemon Drop....I love making martini's. Tried to print your pattern ...questions rows 6 (....)knit(....) knit how many between the ( ), same questions for purl between on 7 and odd rows?

Sandy said...

Added a link to your blog from mine, both in the blog log and in a blog post where I talked about your cool pattern. Check it out.