Christmas Tree Dishcloth

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Christmas Tree Dishcloth

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The decorated ridges of this textured tree make dishwashing easier and more entertaining. An engaging knit project with beautiful lacy texture, the tree's trademark ridges are created using a simple pleating technique.

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The materials for this project cost $8.93

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Color A

Lily Sugar 'n Cream | Dark Pine, 00016Edit Color
$2.49

Color B

Lily Sugar 'n Cream | White, 00001Edit Color
$2.49

Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 7/4.5mm
$3.95
The materials for this project cost $8.93

Abbreviations

Approx = approximately

K = knit

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop.

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.

tog = together

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Approx 9" x 9" [23 x 23 cm].

MATERIALS

Dishcloth
Lily Sugar 'n Cream (70 g/2.5 oz;109 m/120 yds)
Color A Dark Pine (00016) 1
Color B White (00001) 1
Approx 9" x 9" [23 x 23 cm].

GAUGE

20 sts and 26 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st.

INSTRUCTIONS

With B, cast on 52 sts.
1st row: (RS). Knit. Place marker at end of row.
2nd and 4th rows: Purl.
3rd and 5th rows: Knit.
6th row: Purl. Break B.
7th row: (Make pleat-RS). With A, *Pick up horizontal loop at WS of st from marked row directly below next st and place on left-hand needle. Knit this st tog with next st on needle. Rep from * to end of row.
8th row: Purl.
9th row: K1. *(M1. K1) twice. K2. (K2tog) twice. (ssk) twice. K3. (M1. K1) twice. Rep from * twice more.
10th row: Purl.
11th row: K1. *M1. K4. (K2tog) twice. (ssk) twice. K4. M1. K1. Rep from * twice more. 46 sts.
12th row: Purl.
13th row: K1. *(M1. K1) twice. K1. (K2tog) twice. (ssk) twice. K2. (M1. K1) twice. Rep from * twice more.
14th row: Purl. Break A.
15th to 21st rows: As 1st to 7th rows.
22nd row: Purl.
23rd row: As 13th row.
24th row: Purl.
25th row: K1. *M1. K3. (K2tog) twice. (ssk) twice. K3. M1. K1. Rep from * twice more. 40 sts.
26th row: Purl.
27th row: K1. *(M1. K1) twice. (K2tog) twice. (ssk) twice. K1. (M1. K1) twice. Rep from * twice more.
28th row: Purl. Break A.
29th to 35th rows: As 1st to 7th rows.
36th row: Purl.
37th row: As 27th row.
38th row: Purl.
39th row: K1. *M1. K2. (K2tog) twice. (ssk) twice. K2. M1. K1. Rep from * twice more. 34 sts.
40th row: Purl.
41st row: K1. *M1. K1. M1. (K2tog) twice. (ssk) twice. (M1. K1) twice. Rep from * twice more.
42nd row: Purl. Break A.
43rd to 49th rows: With B, as 1st to 7th rows.
50th row: Purl.
51st row: As 41st row.
52nd row: Purl.
53rd row: With A, K1. *M1. K1. (K2tog) twice. (ssk) twice. K1. M1. K1. Rep from * twice more. 28 sts.
54th row: Purl.
55th row: K1. *M1. K2. K2tog. ssk. K2. M1. K1. Rep from * twice more.
56th row: Purl. Break A.
57th to 63rd rows: As 1st to 7th rows.
64th row: Purl.
65th row: As 55th row.
66th row: Purl.
67th row: K1. *M1. (K2tog) twice. (ssk) twice. M1. K1. Rep from * to end of row. 22 sts.
68th row: Purl.
69th row: K1. *M1. K1. K2tog. ssk. K1. M1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
70th row: Purl. Break A.
71st to 77th rows: As 1st to 7th rows.
78th row: Purl.
79th row: K1. (K1. K2tog. ssk. K2) 3 times. 16 sts.
80th row: Purl.
81st row: K1. (M1. K2tog. ssk. M1. K1) 3 times.
82nd row: Purl.
83rd row: K1. (K2tog. ssk. K1) 3 times. 10 sts.
84th row: Purl.
85th row: K1. (ssk) twice. (K2tog) twice. K1. 6 sts.
86th row: Purl.
87th row: K1. ssk. K2tog. K1. 4 sts.
88th row: Purl.
89th row: ssk. K2tog. 2 sts. Break yarn. Draw yarn through rem 2 sts and fasten securely.