Greetings, everyone! Here we are a week from Christmas; I hope you are finding time to be with those you love and to do some things that bring you joy.
Introducing the pattern for my Gnome Spa Cloth (…or dishcloth, washcloth…whatever). This sweet little gnome will help you with all your cleaning projects. Just a hat, a beard, and a button nose – with a wee bit of mischief and a lot of heart. I just love this cute little gnome!
Skills Needed: Knitting, purling.
Size: About 10 in. [25 cm] square.
Yarn: 1 ball Appalachian Baby Design U.S. Organic Cotton (Sport; 100% Cotton; 194 yds/85 g). If substituting yarn, try using the largest needle size recommended on the ball band. You may have to experiment a bit to find the fabric you like best.
Needles: US Size 6 [4 mm]: 24 in. [60 cm] circular needle or straight needles.
Gauge: 20.4 sts and 32.4 rows = 4″ [10 cm].
Other Materials: Stitch markers (optional), tapestry needle.
The pattern includes written instructions and a chart, so that you can work it in the way makes the most sense to you. I’ve also included some helpful tips on chart-reading.
In other news, the sweater I have been designing using this beautiful Yama Fibre Arts yarn is now being tech edited, and we are writing it for sizes XS through 5X! I am super excited to be able to offer my sweater designs in more sizes. I will post more as the publishing date gets closer. For now, enjoy this beautiful yarn.
I wish you the most wonderful of holidays. Thank you for sharing in my design adventure – it means so much to me that you are along for the ride!!
The Race Day Spa Cloth is here! It’s one of the new patterns in the Folk Tales Spa Cloth Collection , a collection of fun-to-knit and lovely spa cloth patterns knit side-to-side. Quick to make, they’re the perfect go-to patterns when you need to whip up a nice gift – just add a lovely bar of soap. Of course, it’s always a good idea to make a few for yourself, too!
The stockinette and lace pattern in the Race Day Spa Cloth reminds me of pennants one might see on the day of a big race – like the one between the Tortoise and the Hare. This cloth is knit sideways, using pima cotton to create a soft, luxurious and pampering facial cloth, like all the cloths in the Folk Tales Spa Cloth series.
This is one of my favorite spa cloth patterns. I love the look of just a little bit of stockinette alongside the garter stitch and the lacework. Some lovely cloths have been knit so far.
I love this cloth, striking in red:
This cloth is knit beautifully and staged elegantly!
This cloth was knit by my friend Torunn. White cotton yarn shows off the stitch pattern so well! Torunn hails from Norway and staged her spa cloth with a traditional Norwegian bowl she painted (did I mention how creative she is???) and a troll doll!
It all started with Fairy Godmother’s Spa Cloth in 2015, with the five remaining Fairy Tale and Folk Tale related spa cloths being released this year. Purchasing the collection offers substantial savings and gives you a wide variety of fun spa cloth patterns to make for your own home and for gift-giving.
Purchase all 6 patterns together for $4.00, no coupon code needed. This is a 47% savings over purchasing them separately at $1.25 each. Follow this link to purchase: Folk Tales Spa Cloth Collection .
I am not sure whether the link will work if you have previously purchased any of these patterns or received them for free. Give it a try and let me know how it works!
I hope you’ll take advantage of this special offer, and I hope you will enjoy the spa cloth collection!
P.S. Writing a Folk Tales Spa Cloth Collection e-book is in the works – but I wanted to go ahead and offer the special now.