Friday, October 24, 2008

VeganMofo: A Crafty MoFo

I recently picked up knitting as a new hobby. All I've been knitting so far are dishcloths for xmas gifts, and I figured it would be fun to knit one for myself honoring this vegan month of food. Just in case anyone wants one for themselves, I've included the pattern as well. This dishcloth is perfect for cleaning up all the messes I make in the kitchen!

Vegan MoFo Dishcloth

Supplies: worsted weight orange cotton yarn (I used Sugar'n Cream), US size 8 needles
CO 43 sts.
Rows 1-7: Knit across
Row 8 and all wrong side rows through 48: K4, P35, K4
Row 9: Knit across
Row 11: Knit across
Row 13: K4, K2, P1, K3, P1, K2, P4, K3, P3, K4, P1, K4, P1, K3, P1, K2, K4
Row 15: K4, K2, P1, K3, P1, K2, P1, K5, P1, K2, P1, K3, P1, K1, P1,K3, P2, K2, P1, K2, K4
Row 17: K4, K2, P1, K3, P1, K2, P1, K5, P1, K6, P1, K1, P1, K3, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K2, K4
Row 19: K4, K2, P1, K3, P1, K2, P3, K3, P1, K1, P2, K3, P3, K3, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K2, K4
Row 21: K4, K3, P1, K1, P1, K3, P1, K5, P1, K2, P1, K2, P1, K3, P1, K2, P1, K2, P2, K2, K4
Row 23: K4, K3, P1, K1, P1, K3, P1, K5, P1, K2, P1, K2, P1, K3, P1, K2, P1, K2, P2, K2, K4
Row 25: K4, K4, P1, K4, P4, K3, P2, K3, P1, K3, P1, K2, P1, K3, P1, K2, K4
Row 27: Knit across
Row 29: Knit across
Row 31: K4, K5, P1, K4 P1, K3, P2, K3, P4, K3, P2, K7, K4
Row 33: K4, K5, P2, K2, P2, K2, P1, K2, P1, K2, P1, K5 P1, K2, P1, K6, K4
Row 35: K4, K5, P1, K1, P2, K1, P1, K1, P1, K4, P1, K1, P1, K4, P1, K4, P1, K5, K4
Row 37: K4, K5, P1, K4, P1, K1, P1, K4, P1, K1, P3, K2, P1, K4, P1, K5, K4
Row 39: K4, K5, P1, K4, P1, K1, P1, K4, P1, K1, P1, K4, P1, K4, P1, K5, K4
Row 41: K4, K5, P1, K4, P1, K2, P1, K2, P1, K2, P1, K5, P1, K2, P1, K6, K4
Row 43: K4, K5, P1, K4, P1, K3, P2, K3, P1, K6, P2, K7, K4
Row 45: Knit across
Row 47: Knit across
Rows 49-53 Knit across. Bind off in Knit stitch.

36 comments:

Vegan Girl said...

I love it. I think you should sell them on Etsy and you can join our Vegan Etsy group! I can't believe you posted the whole pattern! Thank you.

For the Love of Guava said...

OMG!! Okay I just picked up knitting too but all I've started is a scarf... that looks like a lumpy dishcloth with holes!! I love it!! I'll have to ask my knitting guru to help me make that! You should totally sell those on ETSY!

Veronica said...

Haha, I love that! I liked knitting; I got into it while ago but gave it up because my hands get so intolerably sweaty when I do detail work.

Great work!

Destiny's Vegan Kitchen said...

That's great that you got into knitting! Your dishcloth is so freakin' rad! Thank you for the pattern. I'll be making these for the vegans in my life. :o)

Destiny's Vegan Kitchen said...

That's great that you got into knitting! Your dishcloth is so freakin' rad! Thank you for the pattern. I'll be making these for the vegans in my life. :o)

Veg-a-Nut said...

You are being crafty. I have not tried to knit in years. I can crochet and sew, but kniting I have the worst tension and everything gets so tiny as I go along. I love your dishcloth!!! jealous me!

vegan addict said...

You genius! What a fun pattern to knit. I have orange yarn too, so maybe this will be my next project!!!! You should check out this really simple and pretty pattern for a face cloth (or dishcloth too):

http://www.mielkesfarm.com/dishclth.htm

I love this pattern and have made about a dozen of these!

sweetpotato said...

You started recently and you can already do stuff like that?? I'm jealous! I've been knitting for years and all I can make are basic scarves. I don't even know how to read patterns!!

miss alix said...

oh man awesome! i am working on knitting something with some orange cotton yarn that is exactly the same color. definitely going to make some dish clothes with scraps.

VeggieGirl said...

You surely are one inspiring, bad-ass, crafty MoFo!! :0)

Ricki said...

That's just adorable. What a great idea for a Christmas gift! :)

allularpunk said...

i've been wanting to learn to knit recently... is it difficult? is there something i can read that can tell me how to start? because i know nothing about it.

Catherine said...

How fun!

Marni said...

Awesome! Thanks so much for the pattern. I want to knit it tonight! You're so creative. Seriously. Mad knitty props to you.

aTxVegn said...

I'm so impressed by creative people like you - you really can be creative at anything you want. I have never knitted and I think I've only ever watched one person knit. So yes, very impressive.

the little one said...

Your talents are endless!

Jes said...

So cute! I love the orange color too. :)

Bianca said...

Crafty, crafty! I love this...I wish I had the patience to learn to knit. I've tried but I get frustrated after a few minutes of sitting still...

shellyfish said...

This is so cool, Amanda! Now if only I understood what that pattern meant! I have needles and yarn, now I need to learn to knit!

Alice (in Veganland) said...

Hehe, that's so sweet.

Anonymous said...

WOW! I am impressed. Your dishrag looks FANTASTIC! MOM

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

That is so awesome!

Stacey and Sergio said...

AWESOME!!!! :)

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Oh my, SO cute!

Amey said...

you are rocking the socks off of VeganMoFo!!! That is so rad. I'm totally impressed. :)

Vegan Bulimic said...

ahhahaha, this is so so good! way to mix-up the mofo.

Knits With Carrots said...

Hooray for knit dishcloths! So cool...

jessy said...

thanks for posting the pattern! your dishcloth looks awesome! i love it the mostest! :) don't you just looooove knitting?! it's my fav, and it's so addictive! gotta love the DIY stuff - it's so bad ass! w00t!

Miss Marie said...

Oh my gosh! That's amazing! I wish I was that kind of crafty!

Bex said...

I saw this on your sidebar and first thought "no she didn't" but she did! I love it! I'm thinking I might make this into a patch on a knitted blanket (if I ever get my butt knitting again). Thanks for the pattern.

veganinvasion said...

So adorable! I wish I knew how to knit just so I could make this!

veganinvasion said...

So adorable! I wish I knew how to knit just so I could make this!

Cakespy said...

I concur, you should sell those. And open a bakery and sell the cupcakes too!!

Hannah said...

This is awesome. Let's hear it for vegan knitters! :)

eliser1028 said...

I just made this in purple, and the pattern worked great! Except for the "Row 8 and all wrong side rows through 48: K4, P34, K4" - should be P35 but I just purled until there were 4 left so no biggie.

Thanks so much for posting this! It was the perfect project - relaxing and didn't take too long at all!

Vegan_Noodle said...

So glad you made it eliser1028!! And thanks for catching my mistake... I fixed it :-)