After lots of swearing and two unravelling incidents that I would rather not talk about my first knitting project is complete. I think this dishcloth was a great project to start out with because it was small and its triangle shape allowed me to practice both increases and decreases. As you can see, they are not perfect but the green one (second attempt) is better looking than the first (blue one).
Looking at the pictures you may notice that the blue cloth is larger than the green one. Let me just say I am not a details person and I screwed up the pattern. Instead of “Knit 1, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit to end” I was doing “knit 1, knit 2 together, yarn over and knit to end.” Needless to say I was not losing any stitches and my dishcloth was not getting any smaller. I think I completed 5 rows before noticing! Luckily it did not ruin the project. In the end the extra rows simply increased the size of the cloth.
Completing this project gave a better understanding of the work that goes into knitting a project. I must admit that I appreciate the knitted gifts I have received over the years more now after learning to knit!
Now that I have the dishcloths I am thrilled to be moving onto the Fear of Commitment Cowl designed by Julie Weisenberger. Stay tuned to see how it turns out!