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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 Garden Watering Can Knitted Dishcloth
Melissa's Garden Watering Can Knitted Dishcloth
© Copyright July 30, 2004
Designed, knit & scanned by Melissa Bergland Burnham

Materials: Lily Sugar & Cream cotton yarn, "Soft Teal" Size #7 US knitting needles
My finished cloth measured 7" x 7 1/4".
Abbreviations: K=Knit, P=Purl, RS=Right Side of cloth, WS=Wrong Side of cloth, Garter Stitch=Knit all rows, Stockingette Stitch=Knit one row, purl the next.
This cloth has 4 stitches Garter Stitch at the beginning and ending of each row for side border stitches.
Watering Can design is worked on RS of cloth in P stitches.

Directions: Cast on 35 stitches.
Rows 1-6: Garter Stitch (Knit each row) for 6 rows.
Row 7-12: Stockingette Stitch, beginning with a K row, knitting the first 4 & last 4 stitches (of each row) in Garter Stitch for the sideborder stitches.
Row 13: (RS) K4 then K5, P11, K11, then K4.
Row 14: (WS) K4 then P27, then K4.
Row 15: K4 then, K5, P11, K11, then K4.
Row 16: (WS) K4 then P27, then K4.
Row 17: K4 then K5, P11, K11, then K4.
Row 18: (WS) K4 then P27, then K4.
Row 19: K4 then K5, P12, K10, then K4.
Row 20: (WS) K4 then P27, then K4.
Row 21: K4 then K4, P14, K9, then K4.
Row 22: (WS) K4 then P27, then K4.
Row 23: K4 then K3, P1, K1, P14, K8, then K4
Row 24: (WS) K4 then P27, then K4.
Row 25: K4 then K2, P1, K2, P16, K6, then K4.
Row 26: (WS) K4 then P27, then K4.
Row 27: K4 then K1, P1, K3, P11, K3, P3, K1, P2, K2, then K4
Row 28: (WS) K4 then P27, then K4.
Row 29: (RS) K4 then K1, P1, K3, P11, K6, P4, K1, then K4.
Row 30: (WS) K4 then P27, then K4.
Row 31: K4 then K1, P1, K3, P11, K7, P2, K2, then K4.
Row 32: (WS) K4 then P27, then K4.
Row 33: K4 then K1, P15, K11, then K4.
Row 34: (WS) K4 then P27, then K4
Row 35: K4 then K5, P1, K9, P1, K11, then K4
Row 36: (WS) K4 then P27, then K4
Row 37: K4 then K5, P1, K9, P1, K11, then K4
Row 38: (WS) K4 then P27, then K4
Row 39: K4 then K6, P1, K7, P1, K12 then K4
Row 40: (WS) K4 then P27, then K4
Row 41: K4 then K7, P1, K5, P1, K13, then K4
Row 42: (WS) K4 then P27, then K4
Row 43: K4 then K8, P5, K14 then K4
Row 44: K4, then P27,then K4
Rows 45-49: Stockingette Stitch, beginning with a K row, knitting the first 4 & last 4 stitches (of each row) in Garter Stitch for the sideborder stitches.
Row 50-57: Garter Stitch for 7 rows, binding off on Row 57.

"Version B with a Heart" Omit Rows 19-27 above, and knit these rows if you'd like a heart added to the side of your watering can:
Row 19: K4 then K5, P5, K1, P6, K10, then K4.
Row 20: (WS) K4 then P27, then K4.
Row 21: K4 then K4, P5, K3, P6, K9, then K4.
Row 22: (WS) K4 then P27, then K4.
Row 23: K4 then K3, P1, K1, P3, K5, P6, K8, then K4
Row 24: (WS) K4 then P27, then K4.
Row 25: K4 then K2, P1, K2, P2, K3, P1, K3, P7, K6, then K4.
Row 26: (WS) K4 then P27, then K4.
Row 27: K4 then K1, P1, K3, P3, K2, P1, K2, P3, K3, P3, K1, P2, K2, then K4

Sew in ends and Melissa's Garden Watering Can dishcloth is all done!
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Baby Washcloths to Knit
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