How many of you knitters like purling? Not me! :-) I've been told that the Portuguese style of knitting makes purling so easy! In fact, it makes the knitting part seem hard. That is something I will have to check into sometime as the local knitting store sells the pin and DVD. Andrea Wong teaches how. You can google it on YouTube.
I was thinking today about knitting dish cloths that didn't require any purling and there are so many ways to do this and still have a nice dish cloth.
There is the "Grandma's Favorite" of course.
Then, there is the way where you just knit every row. I like the way it looks especially when I use a variegated yarn. It's kind of hard to see, but the two cloths in the back are just plain knitted.
While purling isn't my favorite thing to do, I don't mind it too much. My favorite knit dish cloth to make is found here. The nice waffle weave texture scrubs dishes nice.
Only, when I make it I like to cast on 36 instead. I don't like overly large dish cloths since they stretch so much when they get wet. I like the size that my casting on of 36 makes. Seven to nine inches square based on the size needle. I use anywhere between a 6 through an 8.
Some pictures of the ones I've made. Here plain white and here shown with stripes, and here with variegated colors.
until next time!