Spring Buds Facecloth

By E. J. Slayton

Finished Size

Approximately 10 1/2 inches square

Materials

  • Worsted weight 100 percent cotton yarn (95 yds/56.7 grams per ball): 1 ball orange sherbet #131
  • Size 7 (4.5mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch markers (2)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Gauge

    9 sts = 2 inches/5cm in Stockinette stitch

    Pattern Notes

    Cloth is sized so that it may be knitted from 1 ball of ombre yarn (95 yds/56.7 grams). If you use a solid-colored yarn (120 yds/70.9 grams), you will have more left over.
         With yarn in front, slip first stitch of every row as if to purl, take yarn to back between tips of needles, complete row.

    Special Abbreviation

    Knit, lift and pass (KLP): K3, lift first st and pass it over sts 2 and 3.

    Spring Buds Pattern

    (Multiple of 8 sts + 7)
         Row 1 (RS): K2, *KLP, k5, rep from *, end last rep k2 instead of k5. (Dec 1 st per rep.)
         Row 2: P1, *k1, [p1, yo, p1] in next 2 sts, k1, p3, rep from *, end last rep p1 instead of p3. (Original st count restored.)
         Row 3 and 5: Knit.
         Rows 4 and 6: Purl.
         Row 7: K6, *KLP, k5,  rep from *, end last rep k6 instead of k5.  (Dec 1 st per rep.)
         Row 8: P5, *k1, [p1, yo, p1] in next 2 sts, k1, p3, rep from *, end last rep p5 instead of p3. (Original st count restored.)
         Rows 912: Rep Rows 36.
         Rep Rows 112 for pattern.

    Facecloth

    Cast on 43 sts.
         Rows 17: Beginning and ending with a WS row, sl 1, knit across. (4 ridges of garter st)
         Row 8 (RS): Sl 1, k3, pM, knit, inc 4 sts across next 35 sts, pM, k4. (47 sts)
         Row 9: Sl 1, k3, p39, k4.
         Row 10: Sl 1, knit across.
         Row 11: Sl 1, k3, p39, k4.
         Row 12: Sl 1, k3 (border); k2, *KLP, k5, rep from *, end last rep k2 instead of k5; k4 (border). (42 sts)
         Row 13: Sl 1, k3; p1, *k1, [p1, yo, p1] in next 2 sts, k1, p3, rep from * end last rep p1 instead of p3; k4. (47 sts)
         Rows 1417: Rep Rows 10 and 11.
         Row 18: Sl 1, k3; k6, *KLP, k5, rep from *, end last rep k6 instead of k5; k4. (43 sts)
         Row 19: Sl 1, k3; p5, *k1, [p1, yo, p1] in next 2 sts, k1, p3, rep from *, end last rep p5 instead of p3; k4. (47 sts)
         Rows 2023: [Rep Rows 10 and 11] twice.
         Rows 2463: Rep [Rows 1223] 3 times, then work [Rows 1215] once.
         Row 64: Sl 1, k3; dec 4 sts evenly spaced bet markers; k4. Remove markers. (43 sts)
         Rows 6570: Sl 1, knit across.
         On next row, sl first st, then bind off all sts knitwise.

    Many thanks to Barbara, Daina and Paula for their help with this pattern!

    ©2001 by E. J. Slayton - - You're welcome to print this pattern for your own use; please retain the copyright notice
    on any copies. It may not otherwise be reprinted or used in any commercial manner without written permission
    from the author.