Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Eyelet Rib Ensemble



This is my latest cloth attempt from the Cloth Of The Week Group. It was so simple to do and yet it looks almost like a cable. I love patterns like this...make me look like a much better knitter than I actually am. This photo shows the color better than the second one.

I just cannot stress enough how wonderful this group is. The designers are so helpful and they are available to help you and answer your questions. This is a great way to learn new stitches and expand your knitting knowledge without having to jump into some big complicated project. And once you've finished the design of the week, you have a cloth you can use or give as a gift. I'm saving all my favorite ones to give as Christmas and birthday gifts to family and friends.






This photo doesn't do the color justice but I think it shows the stitch pattern pretty well. This cloth is actually a little small but last weeks PSSO Rib Ensemble gave me such a fit, I just wanted to test the waters and make sure I could actually do this one. I will have to keep trying on last weeks...can't for the life of me figure out why I have so much trouble with it but it just doesn't like me very well.


The more I look at this pattern, the more I keep thinking..."What an awesome scarf this would make!" If any of you are looking for a way to learn new techniques without getting in over your head, this group is perfect. You should join us. There's a button on the left side of my blog...I really think you'll like it. I've only been a member for less than a month now and I've learned quite a few new things already.

As an afterthought, I wanted to post the back view of this cloth. Actually, to be perfectly honest, I'm not sure which is the front and which is the back. lol It's pretty on both sides. I'm still thinking scarf.....

4 comments:

Kandie said...

Your projects are beautiful! The new cable-look cloths are almost too pretty to use. Nice work!

Melanie said...

Thanks...I'm working on making a scarf using this stitch pattern...so far it's looking pretty good.

Tea said...

Nice knitting, Melanie. Can't wait to see your scarf. :)

Melanie said...

Thanks Tea! Working on the scarf now...will post photos when I get it finished.