One of the things I do love about the summer, and no, its not the heat, is that it is baseball season and I am a huge Colorado Rockies fan. I am sorry to say they are not doing so well this season but they are a great bunch of guys and the game is my fav!!
One thing I can't do is just sit and watch TV so, I always have a project to work on. Now, it depends on how much I really want to watch what is on that decides what project I am going to work on. With baseball, I do want to watch it for the most part so my favorite baseball game project is a knitted cotton dish cloth because it is just knitting with a few yarn overs and knit 2 togethers. Very simple and does not take a lot of thought.
First, you start out with a ball of ""Sugar 'n Cream" by Lily in either solid or variegated. It is 100% cotton which is most important when making these dishcloths. You will also need a pair of #8 needles. The yarn you can get at Michaels, JoAnn's or Hobby Lobby. Be sure you have your 40% off coupon at JoAnn's or Michaels because they charge way too much for this yarn. I like Hobby Lobby the best but we don't have one here in St. George. Boo! Hoo!
With your #8 needles, cast on loosely 3 stitches.
First row, knit 2, yo (yarn over) knit to the end.
Turn needle. Knit 2 yo knit to the end.
Continue in this fashion until you have 45 stitches on the needle.
Next row knit 1, knit 2 tog (together) yo, knit 2 tog knit to the end.
Turn needle. Work previous row until there are three stitches remaining on the needle. Your dish cloth should start looking like this:
Next row knit 2 tog and then you will have one stitch remaining.
Pull this stitch up into a loop and cut off a your yarn with about 6-7 inches hanging. Pull the end through the loop and tighten.
Take a yarn needle - I prefer the metal ones as they seem to be stronger - and weave the ends through the body of the dish cloth. Cut off the ends and you are done.
Since I am always making these little guys, I have lots of them!!
Hope you enjoy making these great dish cloths!!