The “Entwisted Cloth” free pattern, designed to thank all my followers and fans on Facebook for “1000 Likes Milestone Reached” is now available in my Ravelry Pattern Store. Please take a moment to add it to your Favourites in Ravelry and feel free to share the link on Facebook.
This cloth is knitted with a simple but really effective knitted mesh lace that I found in a Victorian book from 1871. There are a lot of photos–so if you are a beginning knitter you can make this cloth. All you need to know is cast on, knit, slip a stitch, yarn forward, knit 2 together, and cast off. If you haven’t done a yarn over or a knit 2 together, there is a photo tutorial at the end of the pattern to show how to do them.
Soon there will be another design in “A Victorian Potpourri for Bed and Bath” that uses this stitch pattern, and making a cloth is a really useful way to learn new stitches. I think this cloth in the size I made only used about 25g of worsted weight Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (with 5mm needles), so you could make a set of 3 from a ball of cotton–a lovely gift for someone on your Christmas gift, if you wrap it up with a bar of locally handcrafted soap!