Prettier Knitted Dishcloth Tutorial: Increasing

Prettier Knitted Dishcloth Tutorial: Increasing



hi this is Elizabeth from contemporary farm girl today I'm going to show you how to make a different kind of dish cloth last time we did one that was straight across knitting kind of boring this one is a lot prettier you go in diagonal rows and you end up with this pretty border along the side and it's really not hard at all first of all you're gonna need your sugar and cream cotton yarn any color you want of course and these are the needles I used in the previous tutorial they're number seven bamboo and they're nine inches long now you might want to try 13 inch ones just because when you get almost to the middle of your dishcloth it gets really tight on the 9 inches you can do it with just the 9 inches but if you're a little worried about them falling off you might want to use the longer ones it really doesn't matter it's up to you whatever you're comfortable with you can go ahead and try it all on this if you want I'm gonna do it on this for the tutorial at the end you're gonna need a plastic like upholstery or plastic canvas needle to finish off along with your scissors but you don't need those to the very end and I would also recommend having the directions for the pattern and for any oh I like to have it right there to keep looking at it because I don't trust myself to make sure I'm doing it right alright so to start I'm gonna take a needle find the end of my yarn and tie my slipknot remember I have a video on that if you forget how to tie your Slipknot in to cast on you can take a look at that but on my needle tighten it up a little bit and I'm gonna cast on for I need to have cast on for remember the Slipknot counts as one so I've only got to add three now two three not too tight alright so now I've got four stitches cast on I'm starting this corner this is how it goes you start in the corner and you keep adding on rows I'm gonna take my other needle make sure the loops are to my left the not-so to my right I'm gonna go ahead and knit for make sure all my strands are together that one came apart all right now I just knit my first row next for the next row this is the pattern that we're gonna be doing for half of our dishcloth to get us to the middle diagonal first I'm gonna knit two just like we just did very regular one two now the next thing I'm going to do is a little different we didn't do this in the last dishcloth we did I'm gonna do what's called yarn over and all you do is take your working yarn and wrap it around the right needle it's the same thing we would do when you knit and you pull it around but I'm gonna do it before I knit so I pull it around my needle then I'm gonna knit this so I'm gonna pull it around again just like a regular net and what that does is it adds an extra stitch because what we do is with this we keep increasing the number of stitches with each row that's how you increase and then I'm just gonna go ahead and finish that row regular so now I have one two three four five stitches when we started out with four so I'm going to do the same thing again knit two regular there's one two now I'm gonna yarn over then knit again and you'll see this one looks kind of different see how it's just loose instead of having a knot here because that's the one we yarn over that's okay regular stitch then finish off the two that are left in the row just with a regular knit stitch now I have six stitches on my needle and you can see this little hole right here that's the first hole of our pretty border so that's good that's not a bad hole that's a good one I need some more yarn all right now I'm gonna go again my loops to the left my nuts to the right knit two regular two and I'm gonna yarn over you always knit two then yarn over and then knit the rest of the row and remember you'll have one stitch on the left that feels kind of loose and that's just cuz that's the one we yarn over from the last time it's okay okay switch it to my other hand the pattern is knit two yarn over and knit the rest of the row so here's knit one knit two yarn over knit the rest of the row okay you can see how I'm gonna that patterns continuing this nice border it looks kind of funny and messy in the beginning but as you get more rows you'll really see that board or coming out alright this is the last row I'm going to show you and then I'm gonna let you work on it same thing knit – there's one – run it out of yarn there we go yarn over and then knit the rest of my room all right now I'm gonna have you keep going keep doing that same pattern of knit two yarn over knit the rest of the row until you end up with 45 stitches on your needle that's gonna give you a lot dishcloth of about this size you can adopt the size if you want if you want to make it more stitches if you want to do bigger just do more than 45 if you want a little smaller you could do less but the standard that I've been doing is 45 stitches makes the dishcloth of this size so go ahead and do that now keep knit 2 yarn over and knit the rest of the row until you have 45 stitches on your needle and I'm gonna do the same and I'll be back as soon as I'm done with that

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