Flamingo Shores Kitchen and Spa Cloth by Amy Marie

Flamingo Shores Kitchen and Spa Cloth

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Knitting
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 7 - 4.5 mm
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Revised (2015; 2018) and now available as a Ravelry download

Skill Level: Easy

Originally designed for the 2013 Calendar of Hope month of April, “A Walk With Hope” has been reformatted for individual download with added positive (and negative) charts.

Try cotton, hemp and linen for cleaning cloths or non-synthetic (heat proof) felting wools for potholders. Dimensions are given 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).

The pattern is a great way to use up small quantities of leftover yarn. 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.

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.

The pattern provides written instructions with (optional) charts for making useful household linens and gifts!

Finished Measurements (unblocked):
Width: 8”
Height: 8.5”

Gauge:
20 sts and 40 rows over 4” in background mosaic stitch pattern (unblocked)

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

The revised written-pattern with added charts is available as a Ravelry download. The original written-pattern is found in the Calendar of Hope (2013 month of April).