It’s almost here folks. The best time of the year. You know, falling leaves, pumpkin spice, rain, football, crisp air. And Halloween. And to celebrate, I’ve got this jolly jack-o-lantern washcloth pattern to get you into the spirit.
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Jack-O is a garter stitch, mosaic knit washcloth that is created by working one color at a time and slipping stitches to create the design. It’s an easy and entertaining method that uses only one color per row, making it a great colorwork technique to start out with.
Size and gauge aren’t critical. The sample turned out at about 10 x 10 inches.
I like worsted cotton for washcloths. For this one, I used Peaches & Creme in colors Black (50 yards), Bright Orange (40 yards), and Rosemary(8 yards). Traditional, I know, but maybe you want to make a purple Jack-O. Now that I think about it, that’d be pretty cool.
You’ll also need size US 7 Needles or whatever is recommended for your yarn. And a tapestry needle comes in handy for weaving in those ends.
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The Jack-O pattern includes a color chart AND line-by-line written instructions. It can be purchased here for $2.50.
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