How Many Scoops? Dishcloth & Bar Mop by Amy Marie

How Many Scoops? Dishcloth & Bar Mop

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September 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in Mosaic Stitch (unblocked)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
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Revised (2013) and now available as a Ravelry download

Skill Level: Intermediate

Originally designed for the 2012 Calendar of Hope month of August, the pattern is worked in mosaic garter stitch. 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. The trick is to keep the floats on the wrong side of the cloth; this means bringing the working yarn forward before slipping stitches on the wrong side of work.

Follow the written-pattern or the mosaic-knitting chart to make a single scoop size or optional multiple scoop size(s) for bar mop or towel.

The original written-pattern has been revised and retested and a mosaic-knitting chart has been added.

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)—perhaps at thicker gauges.

Finished Measurements (unblocked):
Width: 8”/20cm
Height: 7.75”/19.5cm (without optional repeats)

20 sts and 37 rows over 4” in mosaic pattern (unblocked)

The revised written-pattern with added mosaic knitting chart (2013) is available as a Ravelry download. The original written-pattern is found in the Calendar of Hope (2012 month of August).