How's it going, Bernat fans?
For the past week, I've been knitting with Bernat's new "mod" colors of Handicrafter Cotton yarn, and it's given me a very laid back attitude. The colors bring back memories of my childhood in the 70's. I remember seeing hearts, flowers, peace signs, long hair and super-bright colors EVERYWHERE back then.
As I told you last week, I'm knitting some items for my 1970 kitchen, to keep in the same theme. A tea cozy, some dishcloths, and a towel.
Here are the dishcloths I've made so far. The center doily was made with the free pattern "Doily Style Dishcloth", and the other two are the standard "Corner to Corner" dishcloth. I used the pattern in Bernat's pattern book, Kitchen Kolors. The pattern called for color changes, but I just used the same yarn throughout.
I've been designing a kitchen towel as I go, using the two blue yarns. I started off with some rows of Bernat's free pattern "Feather & Fan Dishcloth", then switched to stockinette, then garter, then changed colors a couple times more. When the towel was half as long as I wanted it to be, I put it on an extra needle, and started the other half. Now, both halves are almost finished!
Next, I'll join the two halves with kitchener stitch, so there will be a seamless join in the center.
I think I've made good progress so far on my kitchen set. How do you like it?