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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 Christmas Reindeer Knitted Dishcloth
Melissa's Christmas Reindeer Knit Dishcloth

©Copyright 2003 Designed, knit & scanned by
Melissa Bergland Burnham November 5, 2003


Materials: Cotton yarn (I used Peaches & Cream's "Christmas Green" for this cloth).
Size US 7 needles
This cloth's finished dimensions: 7" x 7 1/8"
Abbreviations used: K=Knit P=Purl RS=Right side WS=Wrong side of work

Directions:
Cast on 35.
Rows 1-6: Garter Stitch (knit each row)
Rows 7-12: Stockingette Stitch (knit one row, purl the next) keeping the first 4 and the last 4 stitches in each row as knit (side border stitches).

Reindeer pattern begins on Row 13, RS of cloth.
Row 13: K4 then K7, P2, K1, P2, K2, P2, K11, then K4.
Row 14: (WS) K4, then P27 then K4.
Row 15: K4 then K7, P2, K1, P2, K2, P2, K11, then K4.
Row 16: (WS) K4, then P27 then K4.
Row 17: K4 then K7, P2, K1, P2, K2, P2, K1, P2, K8 then K4.
Row 18: (WS) K4, then P27 then K4
Row 19: K4 then K7, P2, K1, P2, K2, P2, K1, P3, K7 then K4.
Row 20: (WS) K4, then P27 then K4.
Row 21: K4 then K7, P2, K1, P2, K2, P2, K2, P2, K7 then K4.
Row 22: (WS) K4, then P27 then K4.
Row 23: K4 then K7, P2, K1, P2, K2, P2, K2, P2, K7 then K4.
Row 24: (WS) K4, then P27 then K4.
Row 25: K4 then K7, P13, K7 then K4
Row 26: (WS) K4, then P27 then K4.
Row 27: K4 then K6, P13, K8 then K4
Row 28: (WS) K4, then P27 then K4.
Row 29: K4 then K5, P13, K9 then K4
Row 30: (WS) K4, then P27 then K4.
Row 31: K4 then K4, P14, K1, P1, K7 then K4
Row 32: (WS) K4, then P27 then K4.
Row 33: K4 then K5, P18, K4 then K4.
Row 34: (WS) K4, then P27 then K4.
Row 35: K4, then K11, P12, K4 then K4.
Row 36: (WS) K4, then P27 then K4.
Row 37: K4 then K15, P7, K5 then K4.
Row 38: (WS) K4, then P27 then K4.
Row 39: K4 then K15, P3, K9 then K4.
Row 40: (WS) K4, then P27 then K4.
Row 41: K4 then K13, P3, K1, P3, K7 then K4.
Row 42: (WS) K4, then P27 then K4.
Row 43: K4 then K12, P3, K3, P3, K6 then K4.
Row 44: (WS) K4, then P27 then K4.
Row 45: K4 then K12, P1, K1, P1, K3, P1, K1, P1, K6 then K4.
Rows 46-51: 6 rows Stockingette Stitch (beginning with a WS, Purl row).
Be sure to continue the side border pattern of 4 Knit stitches at each end of row.
Rows 52-58: 7 Rows Garter Stitch (Knit each row, binding off on Row 7)

Weave in your ends, add a cute little bow or jingle bell around your reindeer's neck,
(to be removed before washing dishes) a little red pom-pom for his nose if you'd like, and Melissa's Christmas Reindeer Cloth is ready-to-go!
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You may not mass reproduce or distribute these patterns for your own profit.
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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!  :-)



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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
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.

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