26 June, 2010

They Appear to be Simple Dish Cloths


I have been knitting some dish cloths for a family member who likes them. The cloths are made of commercial cotton yarn, so you would assume that this project has nothing to do with spinning and therefore has no place on a spinning blog.

To the contrary! These humble cloths are in fact practice for getting the edges of flat knitting to lie flat and not curl. I am doing pretty well.

Why am I practicing? I dream of spinning enough to make a sweater, and construction of the sweater might have to be flat. I don't know if I really like the look of pullover sweaters done in the round, and I don't think I could bear to steek.

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