Welcome to my new website.  Please check back regularly as I update and make corrections.

Special thanks to my friends
Jean Amundson for her help in test-knitting my designs,
and to my favorite 4-H knitting leader,
Janeen Hills Cleland,
who patiently taught me to knit,
and made all of this possible! ;-)

Happy knitting!
Melissa (Oscarsdotter)
Melissa's Dry Dust Mop Cover
Melissa's (Oscarsdotter's) Dry Dust Mop Cover
Copyright© Melissa Bergland Burnham 2011

Great for picking up pet hair! Toss in the washer when dirty, then line dry or toss in dryer.



Materials:    *Cotton yarn, 2-3 oz.? This is a good project for leftover yarn. J
                     *Size 7 needles          Finished dust mop cover size, approx. 5 1/2" tall x 18" across

Instructions: (See photo #1 for knitting in the stitch below.)

Cast on 67 stitches

Row 1: Knit across
Row 2: K4, *K1 in stitch below, K1* across to last 4 stitches , K4
Row 3: Knit across
Row 4: K5, *K1 in stitch below, K1* across to last 5 stitches, K5

Knit in pattern until piece is 5 ½" deep.
End on a Knit Row, binding off, leaving a long tail of yarn for sewing.
Fold over approx. 4" on each end (right sides together) and whip-stitch ends.

Weave in ends of yarn.    Turn right side out and go dust!
J

Photo #1: Knitting in the stitch below:        Photo #2: Folding over ends to sew

 
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I'm happy to announce that my second publication:
Baby Washcloths to Knit
has just been published by Leisure Arts!

Inspired by my little granddaughter, these nine, original, knitted baby washcloth designs are all about little babies!

 
For that special newborn, knit up a stack of these baby washcloths (using pretty pastel cotton yarns), tie with a gossamer ribbon, package with some other baby bath toys,

and you have the perfect baby shower gift!  :-)



To order Baby Washcloths to Knit from Amazon.com, click here

For USA residents: To order Baby Washcloths to Knit from Leisure Arts, click here
I'm happy to announce that my second publication:
Baby Washcloths to Knit
has just been published by Leisure Arts!

Inspired by my little granddaughter, these nine, original, knitted baby washcloth designs are all about little babies!

 
For that special newborn, knit up a stack of these baby washcloths (using pretty pastel cotton yarns), tie with a gossamer ribbon, package with some other baby bath toys,

and you have the perfect baby shower gift!  :-)



To order Baby Washcloths to Knit from Amazon.com, click here

For USA residents: To order Baby Washcloths to Knit from Leisure Arts, click here
These twelve, original, knitted dishcloth designs
are all about things that you might find in the garden.
Designed with easy knitting in mind, and using only knit and purl stitches,
they create a picture in the middle of the dishcloth,
just as the patterns that I've designed previously do.

To order your copy of Garden Dishcloths to Knit,
just click on the Amazon.com link above or here.

To order Garden Dishcloths to Knit from Leisure Arts, click here.