I have a Masters in Crafts Education! I love to teach people new skills. I hail from Western NC, but I moved to Brooklyn in late 2011 and it thrills me daily. I’m a crafts teacher, glass artist, ...
I have a Masters in Crafts Education! I love to teach people new skills. I hail from Western NC, but I moved to Brooklyn in late 2011 and it thrills me daily. I’m a crafts teacher, glass artist, fledgling designer, and I often babysit (so that I might better have a chance at crafting a wee savings account for myself). Now I live and work on a beautiful piece of land outside Asheville, NC, teaching crafts and music and dance and gardening to high schoolers.
While living in Williamsburg, VA I worked part time at my LYS and part time as the arts teacher at a local Montessori school. I moonlight as a crafts teacher during the summer at an overnight camp in Brevard, NC. For six months, I lived and created a great body of craft work at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC (while working as a student host for 6 months). I'm also one of the organizers of the Brooklyn Contra dance, and have been active in social dance scenes for more than a decade now.
I like colorwork, cables, cardigans, EZ, silk/wool blends, and autumn colors. And purple-blues. And lists.
What better to give your newly mated friends than something they can use to keep each other clean? Have fun knitting this super easy washcloth in any worsted weight cotton yarn-- the cheaper the better, nothing more than good old "kitchen cotton" needed. Included is a chart for the washcloth in its entirety-- and a chart for every letter in the alphabet, making this project super customizable!
The way this works: print the main chart for the washcloth, then find the monograms you need for the lovers' initials. Using the boxes in bold as placement guides, pencil in the X's for each initial. Then cast on, and away you go! Buy a few shades of yarn and make them a set-- the secret of kitchen cotton is that it gets softer each time your friends wash and dry them (in the machine, of course-- no hand washing needed here!).
For a larger cloth, just add to the seed stitch border-- there are three rows of seed stitch on the chart, but you could easily expand your washcloth by cutting out the chart, taping it onto a blank piece of paper, and drawing boxes outwards in all four directions. Have fun!
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
100 yards of Worsted weight