"One Piece Swim Suit"
©Designed by Rachel van Schie
April 20, 2007

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

Measurements:
9 ½" x 9 ¼" 

Instructions:
Cast on 47 sts.
**Note:  Border stitches are written in brackets. I separated the border stitches from the rest of the pattern in case you wanted to try to do a different colour for the border...something fun and different to try!
Bottom Border Rows:
Rows 1 - 4:  (k1, p1) across to last st., k1.
Pattern Begins:
Rows 5 and every odd row:  (k1, p1, k1), knit across to last 3 sts., (k1, p1, k1).
Row 6:  (k1, p1, k1), p19, k3, p19, (k1, p1, k1).
Row 8:  (k1, p1, k1), p4, k1, p13, k2, p1, k2, p13, k1, p4, (k1, p1, k1).
Row 10:  (k1, p1, k1), p3, k1, p1, k1, p11, k2, p3, k2, p11, k1, p1, k1, p3, (k1, p1, k1).
Row 12:  (k1, p1, k1), p4, k1, p10, k3, p5, k3, p10, k1, p4, (k1, p1, k1).
Row 14:  (k1, p1, k1), p12, k4, p9, k4, p12, (k1, p1, k1).
Row 16:  (k1, p1, k1), p9, k4, p7, k1, p7, k4, p9, (k1, p1, k1).
Row 18:  (k1, p1, k1), p4, k1, p4, k1, p9, k1, p1, k1, p9, k1, p4, k1, p4, (k1, p1, k1).
Row 20:  (k1, p1, k1), p3, k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, p10, k1, p10, k1, p3, k1, p1, k1, p3, (k1, p1, k1).
Row 22:  (k1, p1, k1), p4, k1, p4, k1, p4, k1, p11, k1, p4, k1, p4, k1, p4, (k1, p1, k1).
Row 24:  (k1, p1, k1), p9, k2, p2, k1, p1, k1, p9, k1, p1, k1, p2, k2, p9, (k1, p1, k1).
Row 26:  (k1, p1, k1), p10, k1, p3, k1, p5, k1, p5, k1, p3, k1, p10, (k1, p1, k1).
Row 28:  (k1, p1, k1), p4, k1, p5, k2, p7, k1, p1, k1, p7, k2, p5, k1, p4, (k1, p1, k1).
Row 30:  (k1, p1, k1), p3, k1, p1, k1, p5, k2, p7, k1, p7, k2, p5, k1, p1, k1, p3, (k1, p1, k1).
Row 32:  (k1, p1, k1), p4, k1, p7, k2, p13, k2, p7, k1, p4, (k1, p1, k1).
Row 34:  (k1, p1, k1), p13, k15, p13, (k1, p1, k1).
Row 36:  (k1, p1, k1), p13, (k1, p1)x7, k1, p13, (k1, p1, k1).
Row 38:  (k1, p1, k1), p4, k1, p8, k15, p8, k1, p4, (k1, p1, k1).
Row 40:  (k1, p1, k1), p3, k1, p1, k1, p6, k2, p13, k2, p6, k1, p1, k1, p3, (k1, p1, k1).
Row 42:  (k1, p1, k1), p4, k1, p6, k2, p7, k1, p7, k2, p6, k1, p4, (k1, p1, k1).
Row 44:  (k1, p1, k1), p10, k2, p7, k1, p1, k1, p7, k2, p10, (k1, p1, k1).
Row 46:  (k1, p1, k1), p10, k1, p3, k1, p5, k1, p5, k1, p3, k1, p10, (k1, p1, k1).
Row 48:  (k1, p1, k1), p4, k1, p5, k1, p2, k1, p1, k1, p9, k1, p1, k1, p2, k1, p5, k1, p4, (k1, p1, k1).
Row 50:  (k1, p1, k1), p3, k1, p1, k1, p4, k1, p3, k1, p5, k1, p5, k1, p3, k1, p4, k1, p1, k1, p3, (k1, p1, k1).
Row 52:  (k1, p1, k1), p4, k1, p5, k2, p7, k3, p7, k2, p5, k1, p4, (k1, p1, k1).
Row 54:  (k1, p1, k1), p11, k2, p5, k2, p1, k2, p5, k2, p11, (k1, p1, k1).
Row 56:  (k1, p1, k1), p12, k2, p2, k3, p3, k3, p2, k2, p12, (k1, p1, k1).
Row 58:  (k1, p1, k1), p4, k1, p8, k4, p7, k4, p8, k1, p4, (k1, p1, k1).
Row 60:  (k1, p1, k1), p3, k1, p1, k1, p7, k2, p11, k2, p7, k1, p1, k1, p3, (k1, p1, k1).
Row 62:  (k1, p1, k1), p4, k1, p8, k2, p11, k2, p8, k1, p4, (k1, p1, k1).
Row 64:  (k1, p1, k1), p13, k2, p11, k2, p13, (k1, p1, k1).
Top Border Rows:
Rows 66 - 69: (k1, p1) across to last st., k1.

Cast off and Weave in your ends!
Block with your method of choice.

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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