I released the first two knitting patterns of the 2012 collection of the dress style dish cloths. The original collection was recently purchased by Leisure Arts and I'm anxiously waiting for them to release the pattern booklet.
The original collection had names that referred to the things that one might do while wearing the dress (if it were actually a piece of clothing). The 2012 collection has names that refer to places one might visit while wearing the dresses.
The first one is
Let's Go to Paris
The second dress dish cloth pattern is titled
Let's Go to Hawaii
The third knitting pattern is titled Let's Go to London. To celebrate the release of this pattern, I'll be hosting a Knit A Long starting July 16, 2012. The KAL will last for 12 days and those that participate will have a FREE copy of the pattern before I release it for sale. I hope you'll join the KAL. To participate, just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The patterns are available in my Ravelry shop, Etsy shop, and most recently in my Craftsy shop.
I designed the first dress dish cloth many years ago. I'm fascinated by the knit and crochet items of the 1940's, 1950's, and 1960's. I kept remembering a crochet dish cloth that looked like a dress. Probably something that I saw at a relative's home. When I began to research the pattern, I could only find crochet versions. That's when I put my knitting skills together with my love of handmade doll clothes and created the first dress dish cloth. I made many of that first version and finally added it to my website. I was honored when I was contacted by the Monthly Dishcloth Yahoo Group and asked if they could use it as a KAL.
The response was wonderful. This led to 122 projects on Ravelry.
These dresses are not only great dish cloths but make wonderful wash cloths for your favorite little girl.
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