Friday, September 4, 2009

Cotton Leaf Rag


I've been very happy knitting these dish rags in all colors of green and a few demure ombre colorways. I knit one in wool and felted it. Knit it in linen or hemp and call it a washcloth. I typed up a pattern for these. It's all done with short rows. If you're not familiar with this technique, you'll need to look it up or sit down with someone who can show it to you. You'll quickly see that it's just a starting point. You can alter the leaf shape with your own decreases and increases. To download the pattern, click on the Cotton Leaf Rag link in the upper right hand corner of the blog here under Patterns.

15 comments:

Kate said...

i love this thing. it's awesome. i'd love a pdf. i will email you.

Shelly said...

These look like fun knitting. Look for an email from me. :)

WingedStrategos said...

I was wondering when the leaves would make another appearance.

Definitely sending you an email. :)

Gretchen said...

I have been waiting since the first leaf appeared that a pattern would emerge! I'll email you. Love them totally!

Elise said...

this is looking so much like cabbage to me as i knit. cabbage is so firm and has its own mind. i am quite enjoying this little leaf knit interlude!

Barbara said...

I'll send an email. I want to make leaves. I can see different shapes in my mind already. Thanks.

knitinsage said...

i finished one -- i enjoyed learning more about the possibilities of short rows! here's the link to photos:
http://sofairahouse.blogspot.com/2009/09/mrs-lears-leaf.html
this is inspiring -- different shaped leaves, a big strawberry, so fun! thanks again.

vakessen said...

What a fun way to practice short rows. I'll be sending an e-mail.

kelli ann said...

merci mme lear!!!

RevLinda said...

thank you so much! "I'm off to the leaves"...

Karen said...

Just glorious! I love all things knitted and leafy, and the gingko leaf, which your leaf very much resembles, is my absolute favorite! Thanks for sharing!

evie said...

This is so cool! Thanks for sharing.

Dara said...

I love this dishcloth- It can also be used as a washcloth - I am having trouble downloading the pattern any ideas?

Anonymous said...

I love the cloth however I am having trouble downloasing the pattern. any suggestions

Mrs. Lear said...

I'm sorry people are having trouble with downloading - send me your email and I'll forward a copy to you! runciblebinATgmailDOTcom.