Cloverleaf Cloth by Amy Marie

Cloverleaf Cloth

February 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 7 - 4.5 mm
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Skill Level: Intermediate

Cloverleaf is a natural in the kitchen and bath—a perennial botanical cloth for the home. Use up small amounts of yarn to make a useful potholder, trivet or cleaning cloth.

Try cotton, hemp or linen for cleaning cloths or non-synthetic (heat proof) felting wools for potholders. Gauge and dimensions are provided in worsted weight cotton with size US 7 (4.5mm) needles. Adjust the needle size and/or yarn weight to obtain desired gauge. A light felting of wool items can be achieved in a front-loading washer using cold water with permanent press cycle and a load of towels or jeans. Block to dry (hand-wash for cleaning).

Mosaic garter stitch involves garter (knit) and slipped stitches using one strand of yarn for two rows at a time (switching color strands every two rows). If you can knit stripes and slip stitches it will be easy.

Use contrasting solid colors or try a semi-solid tonal yarn for one of the colors. As long as the contrasting and main colors contrast well, the pattern will reveal itself. The pattern provides written instructions with (optional) charts for making useful household linens and gifts!

Finished Measurements (unblocked):
Width: 8” (20 cm)
Height: 8.25” (21 cm)

Gauge (Unblocked):
21 sts and 40 rows over 4” in mosaic stitch pattern

Yarn Amounts:
35 yds Worsted weight contrasting color yarn
40 yds Worsted weight main color yarn