Lacy Butterfly Dishcloth
©Designed By Rachel van Schie
March 06, 2007

Materials:
1 ball kitchen cotton
Size US 7 (4.5mm) knitting needles

Measurements:
9 ¾" x 9 ½"

Instructions:
Cast on 47 sts.
Rows 1 - 5:  (k1, p1) to last st. k1.
Row 6:  (k1, p1)x2, knit to last 4 sts., (p1, k1)x2.
Row 7:  (k1, p1)x2, p14, k2, p7, k2, p14, (p1, k1)x2
Row 8:  (k1, p1)x2, (k2, k2tog, yo)x3, k6, k2tog, yo, k6, k2tog, yo, (k2, k2tog, yo)x2, k3, (p1, k1)x2
Row 9:  (k1, p1)x2, p13, k3, p7, k3, p13, (p1, k1)x2.
Row 10:  repeat Row 6.
Row 11:  (k1, p1)x2, p12, k4, p7, k4, p12, (p1, k1)x2.
Row 12:  (k1, p1)x2, k2tog, yo, (k2, k2tog, yo)x2, k6, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k6, k2tog, yo, (k2, k2tog, yo)x2, k1, (p1, k1)x2.
Row 13:  repeat Row 11.
Row 14:  repeat Row 6.
Row 15:  (k1, p1)x2, p10, k4, p1, k2, p5, k2, p1, k4, p10, (p1, k1)x2.
Row 16:  (k1, p1)x2, (k2, k2tog, yo)x2, k10, k2tog, yo, k10, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k3, (p1, k1)x2.
Row 17:  (k1, p1)x2, p9, k3, p3, k2, p5, k2, p3, k3, p9, (p1, k1)x2.
Row 18:  repeat Row 6.
Row 19:  (k1, p1)x2, p8, k2, p5, k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p5, k2, p8, (p1, k1)x2.
Row 20:  (k1, p1)x2, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k26, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, (p1, k1)x2.
Row 21:  (k1, p1)x2, p8, k2, p6, k2, p1, k1, p1, k2, p6, k2, p8, (p1, k1)x2.
Row 22:  repeat Row 6.
Row 23:  repeat Row 21.
Row 24:  (k1, p1)x2, k2, k2tog, yo, k30, k2tog, yo, k3, (p1, k1)x2.
Row 25:  (k1, p1)x2, p9, k3, p4, k2, p1, k1, p1, k2, p4, k3, p9, (p1, k1)x2.
Row 26:  repeat Row 6.
Row 27:  (k1, p1)x2, p10, k3, p4, k5, p4, k3, p10, (p1, k1)x2.
Row 28:  (k1, p1)x2, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k26, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, (p1, k1)x2.
Row 29:  (k1, p1)x2, p12, k2, p4, k3, p4, k2, p12, (p1, k1)x2.
Row 30:  repeat Row 6.
Row 31:  (k1, p1)x2, p9, k4, p5, k3, p5, k4, p9, (p1, k1)x2.
Row 32:  repeat Row 24.
Row 33:  (k1, p1)x2, p8, k4, p5, k5, p5, k4, p8, (p1, k1)x2.
Row 34:  repeat Row 6.
Row 35:  (k1, p1)x2, p7, k2, p7, k2, p1, k1, p1, k2, p7, k2, p7, (p1, k1)x2.
Row 36:  repeat Row 20.
Row 37:  (k1, p1)x2, p7, k2, p6, k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p6, k2, p7, (p1, k1)x2.
Row 38:  repeat Row 6.
Row 39:  (k1, p1)x2, p7, k2, p5, k2, p3, k1, p3, k2, p5, k2, p7, (p1, k1)x2.
Row 40:  repeat Row 24.
Row 41:  (k1, p1)x2, p7, k2, p4, k2, p4, k1, p4, k2, p4, k2, p7, (p1, k1)x2.
Row 42:  repeat Row 6.
Row 43:  (k1, p1)x2, p6, k2, p4, k2, p4, k1, p1, k1, p4, k2, p4, k2, p6, (p1, k1)x2.
Row 44:  (k1, p1)x2, k2tog, yo, k34, k2tog, yo, k1, (p1, k1)x2.
Row 45:  (k1, p1)x2, p6, k2, p2, k3, p4, k1, p3, k1, p4, k3, p2, k2, p6, (p1, k1)x2.
Row 46:  repeat Row 6.
Row 47:  (k1, p1)x2, p6, k2, p1, k3, p4, k1, p5, k1, p4, k3, p1, k2, p6, (p1,k1)x2.
Row 48:  (k1, p1)x2, k2, (k2tog, yo, k14)x2, k2tog, yo, k3, (p1, k1)x2.
Row 49:  (k1, p1)x2, p5, k5, p5, k1, p7, k1, p5, k5, p5, (p1, k1)x2.
Row 50:  repeat Row 6.
Row 51:  (k1, p1)x2, p7, k2, p6, k1, p7, k1, p6, k2, p7, (p1, k1)x2.
Row 52:  (k1, p1)x2, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k6, k2tog, yo, (k2, k2tog, yo)x3, k6, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, (p1, k1)x2.
Row 53:  (k1, p1)x2, p14, k1, p9, k1, p14, (p1, k1)x2.
Row 54:  repeat Row 6.
Row 55:  (k1, p1)x2, p13, k1, p11, k1, p13, (p1, k1)x2.
Row 56:  (k1, p1)x2, (k2, k2tog, yo) to last 7 sts., k3, (p1, k1)x2.
Row 57:  (k1, p1)x2, p11, k2, p13, k2, p11, (p1, k1)x2.
Row 58:  repeat Row 6.
Row 59: (k1, p1)x2, purl across to last 4 sts., (p1, k1)x2.
Rows 60 - 64:  repeat Rows 1 - 5.

Cast off and Weave in your ends!

Copyright ©2007 Rachel van Schie

** Blocking Your Dishcloth **
You can view my online blocking tutorial by following this link:
http://rachelsknittingcorner.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-do-you-block-your-patterns.html

I put the finished Dishcloth on a folded bath towel on the counter (the reason for the folded bath towel is so that you have a thick "base" so that when you push the background stitches of your Dishcloth down...it kind of makes the picture/letter stitches of your Dishcloth embossed or puffed up).  After I put the Dishcloth on the bath towel on the counter, I spray it with a water spray bottle until it's nice and damp...don't worry about how wet it gets, when the stitches are wet, they are really easy to manipulate...then I like to use the back of my knitting needle or fingers to flatten the background stitches, in kind of a "stamping" motion...when you flatten the background stitches, you will notice the pictures or words on your Dishcloth "pop" up.  When working with the letters/pictures, I use the point of my needle to "poke" or "push" the background-stitches that are right beside the letter/picture-stitches, down. Then I gently lay the finished blocked Dishcloth on a flat surface to dry…I like to use my cooling racks for better airflow.

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