Thursday, September 14, 2006

My first knit design :-D


Lobster washcloth

(Goes fine for greyfish too... för kräftkvällar ja rapujuhliin ;-))

Size 7 (US) = 4.5 mm needles, cotton yarn in any color.

Cast on 41 stitches.

1.- 4. *k1, p1*, k1
5. k1, p1, k1, p1, k33, p1, k1, p1, k1
6. k1, p1, k1, p2, k31, p2, k1, p1, k1
7. k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p31, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
8. k1, p1, k1, p2, k31, p2, k1, p1, k1
9. k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p31, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
10. k1, p1, k1, p2, k31, p2, k1, p1, k1
11. k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p31, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
12. k1, p1, k1, p2, k31, p2, k1, p1, k1
13. k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p31, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
14. k1, p1, k1, p2, k31, p2, k1, p1, k1
15. k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p31, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
16. k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p11, k1, p1, k5, p1, k1, p11, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
17. k1, p1, k1, p2, k11, p9, k11, p2, k1, p1, k1
18. k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p12, k7, p12, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
19. k1, p1, k1, p2, k13, p5, k13, p2, k1, p1, k1
20. k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p 13, k5, p13, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
21. k1, p1, k1, p2, k13, p5, k13, p2, k1, p1, k1
22. k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p8, k1, p5, k3, p5, k1, p8, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
23. k1, p1, k1, p2, k8, p1, k5, p3, k5, p1, k8, p2, k1, p1, k1
24. k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p9, k3, p2, k3, p2, k3, p9, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
25. k1, p1, k1, p2, k 7, p1, k4, p7, k4, p1, k7, p2, k1, p1, k1
26. k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p8, k15, p8, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
27. k1, p1, k1, p2, k13, p5, k13, p2, k1, p1, k1
28. k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p9, k13, p9, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
29. k1, p1, k1, p2, k8, p1, k4, p5, k4, p1, k8, p2, k1, p1, k1
30. k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p10, k11, p10, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
31. k1, p1, k1, p2, k8, p3, k2, p5, k2, p3, k8, p2, k1, p1, k1
32. k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p11, k9, p11, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
33. k1, p1, k1, p2, k10, p11, k10, p2, k1, p1, k1
34. k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p10, k2, p2, k3, p2, k2, p10, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
35. k1, p1, k1, p2, k9, p2, k3, p3, k3, p2, k9, p2, k1, p1, k1
36. k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p8, k4, p2, k3, p2, k4, p8, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
37. k1, p1, k1, p2, k8, p4, k2, p3, k2, p4, k8, p2, k1, p1, k1
38. k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p7, k5, p3, k1, p3, k5, p7, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
39. k1, p1, k1, p2, k7, p5, k1, p1, k3, p1, k1, p5, k7, p2, k1, p1, k1
40. k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p7, k5, p7, k5, p7, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
41. k1, p1, k1, p2, k7, p2, k1, p1, k9, p1, k1, p2, k7, p2, k1, p1, k1
42. k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p8, k1, p1, k1, p9, k1, p1, k1, p8, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
43. k1, p1, k1, p2, k8, p1, k13, p1, k8, p2, k1, p1, k1
44. k1, p1, k1, p2, k31, p2, k1, p1, k1
45. k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p31, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
46. k1, p1, k1, p2, k31, p2, k1, p1, k1
47. k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p31, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
48. k1, p1, k1, p2, k31, p2, k1, p1, k1
49. k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p31, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
50. k1, p1, k1, p2, k31, p2, k1, p1, k1
51. k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p31, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
52. k1, p1, k1, p2, k31, p2, k1, p1, k1
53. k1, p1, k1, p35, k1, p1, k1
54.-57. *k1, p1*, k1

Bind off loosely

If you want to, you can omit the 5 first and last lines, and 5 first and last stitches in every following row, and replace them with any edging you wish. I can think that wavy lines, even lacy edges, would fit very well with the theme.

Also, the 5 first and last lines and the 5 first and last stitches in every following rows are the edging, and you might want to add a little more space around the lobster - it's very close the edging as it is now.

This is a test cloth I knitted with the earlier pattern, and I wasn't happy with it, so I have added quite a lot of space before and after. It should be fine now :-)
NOTE THAT THE CHART IS THE OLD ONE!

6 comments:

HPNY Knits said...

this is cute. have you knit it yet? it will be a nice gift for a lobster party.

Ketutar said...

Yes, I have :-)
I should have added the picture already yesterday, but was feeling a bit lazy and didn't scan it before now... *blush*
But now it's up there :-) Looks pretty awful, but... the lobster itself looks ok LOL

kca said...

Thank you for sharing the pattern.
My mother loves lobster and this will make a great Christmas present
Karen

Liz said...

Any chance of getting the updated version...PRETTY PRETTY PRETTY PLEASE!!!!!

Patty said...

Love this design! Thank you for posting it! :)

I did want to comment that as the extra space was added around the lobster, the pattern is written so that lobster/negative space around it becomes inverted. Taking out lines 15 and 44 fix this issue.

And changing line 53 to repeat line 5 completes the border line around the seed stitch.

I made this as a gift for my MIL. I know she'll love it! Thanks again!

Ketutar said...

Thank you, Patty!