Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Mardi Gras Dishcloth

Every year at work we throw a big Fat Tuesday party with tons of bad-for-you-foods and an all day buffet.  With Fat Tuesday rapidly approaching (February 21st), I decided that a Mardi Gras themed cloth was needed.





Mardi Gras Mask Cloth


Supplies:
1 Skein Lily Sugar n Cream yarn
US #3/3.25mm needles
Yarn needle



(Finished size approximately 8" x 8-1/2")




Instructions:


Cast on 41 sts


Rows 1-6: (K1, P1) to last stitch, K1


Row 7 (and all odd rows): (K1, P1) x2, P to last 4 sts, (P1, K1) x2

Row 8: (K1, P1) x2, K33, (P1, K1) x2

Row 10: (K1, P1) x2, K3, P1, K3, P1, K15, P1, K3, P1, K3, P1, K1, (P1, K1) x2



Row 12: (K1, P1) x2, K3, P1, K3, P1, K15, P1, K3, P1, K3, P1, K1, (P1, K1) x2

Row 14: (K1, P1) x2, K3, P1, K3, P1, K15, P1, K3, P1, K3, P1, K1, (P1, K1) x2

Row 16: (K1, P1) x2, K4, P1, K2, P1, K15, P1, K2, P1, K4, P1, K1, (P1, K1) x2

Row 18: (K1, P1) x2, K4, P1, K3, P1, K13, P1, K3, P1, K4, P1, K1, (P1, K1) x2

Row 20: (K1, P1) x2, K4, P1, K1, P1, K2, P1, K11, P1, K2, P1, K1, P1, K4, P1, K1, (P1, K1) x2



Row 22: (K1, P1) x2, K3, P1, K2, P1, K3, P1, K9, P1, K3, P1, K2, P1, K3, P1, K1, (P1, K1) x2

Row 24: (K1, P1) x2, K3, P1, K3, P1, K3, P1, K7, P1, K3, P1, K3, P1, K3, P1, K1, (P1, K1) x2

Row 26: (K1, P1) x2, K3, P1, K4, P1, K2, P1, K7, P1, K2, P1, K4, P1, K3, P1, K1, (P1, K1) x2

Row 28: (K1, P1) x2, K4, P1, K3, P1, K2, P1, K7, P1, K2, P1, K3, P1, K4, P1, K1, (P1, K1) x2

Row 30: (K1, P1) x2, K4, P1, K2, P1, K3, P1, K7, P1, K3, P1, K2, P1, K4, P1, K1, (P1, K1) x2



Row 32: (K1, P1) x2, K5, P1, K1, P1, K2, P1, K9, P1, K2, P1, K1, P1, K5, P1, K1, (P1, K1) x2

Row 34: (K1, P1) x2, K5, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K11, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K5, P1, K1, (P1, K1) x2

Row 36: (K1, P1) x2, K6, P3, K13, P3, K6, P1, K1, (P1, K1) x2

Row 38: (K1, P1) x2, K5, P5, K11, P5, K5, P1, K1, (P1, K1) x2

Row 40: (K1, P1) x2, K4, P7, K9, P7, K4, P1, K1, (P1, K1) x2



Row 42: (K1, P1) x2, K3, P9, K7, P9, K3, P1, K1, (P1, K1) x2

Row 44: (K1, P1) x2, K2, P13, K1, P13, K2, P1, K1, (P1, K1) x2

Row 46: (K1, P1) x2, K1, P8, K4, P5, K4, P8, K1, P1, K1, (P1, K1) x2

Row 48: (K1, P1) x2, K1, P6, K7, P3, K7, P6, K1, P1, K1, (P1, K1) x2

Row 50: (K1, P1) x2, K1, P5, K8, P3, K8, P7, K1, (P1, K1) x2



Row 52: (K1, P1) x2, K1, P4, K8, P5, K8, P4, K3, (P1, K1) x2

Row 54: (K1, P1) x2, K1, P5, K5, P9, K5, P5, K3, (P1, K1) x2

Row 56: (K1, P1) x2, K1, P14, K1, P14, K3, (P1, K1) x2

Row 58: (K1, P1) x2, K2, P12, K3, P12, K4, (P1, K1) x2

Row 60: (K1, P1) x2, K2, P11, K5, P11, K4, (P1, K1) x2



Row 62: (K1, P1) x2, K3, P9, K7, P9, K5, (P1, K1) x2

Row 64: (K1, P1) x2, K2, P6, K15, P6, K4, (P1, K1) x2

Row 66: (K1, P1) x2, K1, P6, K17, P6, K3, (P1, K1) x2

Row 68: (K1, P1) x2, K2, P4, K19, P4, K4, (P1, K1) x2

Row 70: (K1, P1) x2, K33, (P1, K1) x2

Rows 71-75: (K1, P1) to last stitch, K1



Bind off in (K1, P1) pattern.


Weave in ends and block, pushing down on the stockinette stitches so the purl stitches "pop".

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