Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Frankenstein's Monster Cloth

So, It's been a while since I've posted a new dishcloth pattern, but as promised here is something for halloween. My original idea was to go along with the science lab dishcloths, and make a Frankenstein's Lab, but it seemed way to intricate for too little effect. So, here's the monster complete with flat head, and surgical scars.

This cloth is actually smaller than most of my cloths. Recently I have had several people tell me they like a small cloth. If you want a larger one just add extra border stitches, and rows.

There is another halloween cloth, or two, on the way. I still have to get them test knitted. I may find the time to get one of them done tonight.

Frankenstein's Monster Cloth


Worsted weight cotton, about 1 ounce
US size 7 needles
Yarn needle for weaving in ends


Cast On 35 sts

rows 1-5) K all
row 6) K3, P6, K17, P6, K3
row 7) K11, P13, K11
row 8) K3, P11, K7, P11, K3
row 9) K11, P1, K2, P7, K2, P1, K11
row 10) K3, P8, K13, P8, K3
row 11) K11, P13, K11
row 12) K3, P8, K1, P2, K7, P2, K1, P8, K3
row 13) K14, P7, K14
row 14) K3, P11, K7, P11, K3
row 15) K13, P9, K13
row 16) K3, P9, K1, P9, K1, P9, K3
row 17) K11, P1, K11, P1, K11
row 18) K3, P7, K1, P13, K1, P7, K3
row 19) K9, P1, K15, P1, K9
row 20) K3, P5, K1, P3, (K1, P1) 6x, P2, K1, P5, K3
row 21) K8, P1, K2, P13, K2, P1, K8
row 22) K3, P5, K1, P3, (K1, P1) 6x, P2, K1, P5, K3
row 23)K8, P1, K17, P1, K8
row 24) K3, P4, K1, P19, K1, P4, K3
row 25) K6, P1, K2, P1, K1, P1, K16, P1, K6
row 26) K3, P3, K1, P17, K1, P3, K1, P3, K3
row 27) K6, P1, K2, P1, K1, P1, K2, P7, K7, P1, K6
row 28) K3, P3. K1, P7, K2, P3, K2, P7, K1, P3, K3
row 29) K6, P1, K8, P1, K3, P1, K8, P1, K6
row 30) K3, P3, K1, P8, K1, P3, K1, P8, K1, P3, K3
row 31) K6, P1, K8, P1, K3, P1, K8, P1, K6
row 32) K3, P3, K1, P4, K3, P2, K1, P1, K1, P2, K3, P4, K1, P3, K3
row 33) K6, (P1, K3)2x, (P1, K1)3x, (P1, K3)2x, P1, K6
row 34) K3, P3, K1, (P2, K1)2x, (P1, K1)5x, (P2, K1)2x, P3, K3
row 35) K5, P1, K4, P1, K3, P1, K5, P1, K3, P1, K4, P1, K5
row 36) K3, P2, K1, P5, K3, P7, K3, P5, K1, P2, K3
row 36) K5, P1, K23, P1, K5
row 37) K3, P2, K1, P23, K1, P2, K3
row 38) K5, P1, K23, P1, K5
row 39) K3, P2, K1, P3, K1, P1, K1, P17, K1, P2, K3
row 40) K5, P1, K12, (P1, K1)2X, P6, K1, P1, K5
row 41) K3, P2, K1, P3, (K1, P1)2x, K5, P11, K1, P2, K3
row 42) K5, P1, K12, P1, K1, P1, K8, P1, K5
row 43) K3, P2, K1, P23, K1, P2, K3
row 44) K5, (P1, K3)6X, P1, K5
row 45) K3, P2, K2, (P1, K3)5x, P1, K2, P2, K3
row 46) K5, P25, K5
row 47) K3, P2, K25, P2, K3
row 48) K5, P25, K5
row 49) K3, P29, K3
rows 50-54) K all

Bind off, weave in ends.


Dave said...

This is too cool -- thanks for sharing the pattern!!

Lisa said...

Great job Brian...very cool

Aunt Kathy said...

Frankenstein was never my favorite monster, haha, but I think the cloth pattern came out great, I think I maight have to give this one a try.

Anonymous said...

that's.... insane. :) in a good way though.

okie1946 said...

This is wonderful - I am trying to do it for my sister who's birthday is 10-31 - but I am stuck - how do you do the mouth where you have 6x indicated on the pattern. Is it a cross stitch that is added after you knit the pattern or what?

Briley said...

The 6x in the pattern means to work the instructions inside the previous parenthesis() six times. There is no cross stitch involved. If you knit the instructions as written the complete image will appear in your cloth.

stringplay said...

Thank you for the free pattern. I had lots of fun making it.