Fresh Knit Apple Dishcloth / Bar Mop by Amy Marie
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Fresh Knit Apple Dishcloth / Bar Mop

July 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in Mosaic Stitch (unblocked)
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Skill Level:

This cloth depicts an apple worked in mosaic garter stitch. The original pattern has been revised (2013) with an option to vary the apple shape, round or tall, by adjusting a pattern repeat.

The pattern specifies worsted weight cotton yarn with US7/4.5mm needles but other yarns/weights/needle sizes are worth trying; the pattern is a great stash-buster for leftover yarns. I also recommend DK weight Hemp for Knitting AllHemp6/AllHemp6Lux using US6/4mm needles. Hemp is wonderfully slow to take on bacterial odors in the kitchen and bath and can go into the washer and dryer. Wool makes marvelous hot pads/potholders and could be used for felting project(s).

Mosaic knitting involves alternating strands of working yarn; just one strand is worked for two rows at a time. Garter and slipped stitches define the background and motif areas. If you can knit stripes and slip stitches, you can knit mosaic stitch.

Follow the written-pattern or the mosaic-knitting chart (or use one to cross-reference the other).

Finished Measurements (unblocked):
Width: 8” (20.5cm)
Height: 8.5” (21.5cm) round apple version/no added border repeats

Worsted weight yarn in main color and two contrasting colors
~40 yds in main color (tall apple version/no added border repeats)
~28 yds in contrasting apple color (tall apple version/no added border repeats)
~10 yds in contrasting leaf/stem/border (no added border repeats)