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Monday, June 12, 2017

Beacon Bits -- All's Well That Ends Well

Some things are still in process, but some things do end. As for the WWKIP day in Beacon, "Knit Us As One", on Saturday June 10th, the event, which was one of almost 1200 in over 50 countries worldwide, is finished. A small group of eight knitters brought finished cotton dishcloths to share with the food pantry at St. Andrew's Church and enough skeins of cotton yarn were given out for another twenty to be completed by October when the knit-for-charity group resumes with new knitting projects for the winter months. More to follow about that. In the meantime, some of the scenes of the day are shared for inspiration.

Food for thought:  In case you have some time to knit a dishcloth or two, here are some patterns. You will need a skein or two of cotton yarn and size 6 or 8 knitting needles. You can stop by the food pantry any Saturday during the hours it is open for food distribution. 
Noni’s Favorite Dishcloth
Size 6 needles.
CO 38 sts.
Knit 2 rows
Row 1: (RS) Knit
Row 2 (WS) K2, purl to last 2 sts, K2
Row 3 (RS) K2, (K1P2) x11, K3
Row 4 (WS) K2, (P1,K2) x12
Repeat rows 1-4, ending with row 4, until 7.5” from CO row.
Knit 3 rows.
Bind off.

Ramen Noodle
32 sts (size 6)
Rows 1-3 - Knit
Row 4 – K3 *K2,P2, rep* to last 5 sts – K5
Row 5 – K3, *P2,K2, rep from * to last 5 sts, then P2K3
Row 6 – repeat row 5
Row 7 – repeat row 4
Repeat rows 4-7 – 10x or desired length
Knit last 3 rows.
Bind off.

Dishcloth on Diagonal

Cast on 4. (Size 6 or 8 needle.)
Row 1: Knit 4
Row 2: Knit 2, yo, K to end
Repeat Row 2 until you have 44 stitches
Row 3 – Knit 1, Knit 2 tog, yo, Knit 2 tog.
Repeat Row 3 until you have 4 stitches left.
Bind off.

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