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Leaf Face or Dish Cloths


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These cloths are great gifts, and can be presented as face cloths, dish cloths, little hotpads, trivets, cloths to use for baby, any number of uses. Their size will depend on the weight (or WPI) of the yarn that you have made, and on the size of needle that you have chosen to use. Knit them from white yarn, dyed yarn, or dye them after knitting. Attach one of our UPcycled Gift hang tags to let the recipient know how much you care! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knitting, Purling, Yarn overs, Decreases GAUGE This is a gaugeless project. No matter what size of yarn you have made, this project will look great. The yardage that you'll need will vary depending on the size of the finished project, the size of needles that you choose, and the diameter of your yarn.

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  • Yarn: Use any of your Upcycled Tshirt yarns...any diameter, any color. This wrap looks best if you use similar colors of yarn, or if you can, all one color. Needle: I used anywhere from a set of 14" US 11 to US 17 straight needles for my projects.
  • Needle size will be determined by your yarn and by your swatches. I recommend that you swatch on several needle sizes and compare the swatches to see which produces the fabric that you like best.

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Stefanie Japel Knits
Stefanie Japel Knits
Stefanie Japel learned to knit from her grandma when she was 8 years old. She grew up wearing her sweaters and borrowing the ones she made for other people. Most of these sweaters are raglans, knit in the round from the top. Stefanie continues this sweater-making tradition. A gifted designer, Stefanie has published three knitting books: Glam Knits, Fitted Knits and From the Top. Her work has appeared in books and publications including Big Girl Knits, Stitch N Bitch Nation, KnitGrrl, Knit Wit, Not Another Teen Knitting Book, Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Knit.1 and Vogue Knitting. She has designed patterns for Stitch Diva Studios, Southwest Trading Co., JCA Reynolds, Artful Yarns, Tilli Tomas and Mission Falls. Stefanie's teaching is marked by her infectious enthusiasm and keen eye for detail. Visit her blog for more information: