Remember my trip to Salem last October? I had the pleasure of shopping at Seed Stitch Fine Yarn, a lovely little yarn store run by the friendly Courtney over at A Yarn Tale. She had so many great samples of knits all around the store, but I was particularly smitten with a set of knitted washcloths she had displayed on one of the tables. I immediately recognized the pattern – the dishcloths from the White House layout in the Debbie Bliss Spring/Summer 2009 magazine.
I was impressed by both the generous size of the washcloth, as well as the softness of the yarn. One of the helpful women in the shop said they were knit in Aslan Trends Glaciar Del Cielo, so I quickly bought 2 skeins. 6 months later, I finally got around to knitting them, and I do have to say that I love this yarn! It has such a nice hand and the drape is just so beautiful.
The pattern is written as a dishcloth, but these are so soft and luxurious in this cotton, that they are begging to be used as a washcloth. I wanted to give these as a set to my mother-in-law for Mother’s Day, but thought three would be better than two. Unfortunately, I didn’t think I would get a third out of the remnants of the two skeins, so I chose a Sugar’n Cream Ombre from my stash that I thought would complement the solid Aslan colors:
I packed the three cloths with a bar of Burt’s Bees Milk & Shea Butter soap – she really loved them. This yarn is definitely a good, solid cotton to have in your stash, and I will definitely be ordering more of it soon.
- Pattern: Dishcloth, by Debbie Bliss
- Source: Debbie Bliss Magazine, Spring/Summer 2009
- Yarn: Aslan Trends Glaciar Del Cielo in colors #18 Gris and #114 Reno, 1 skein each. Also, Lily’s Sugar’n Cream Ombres in #2235 Countryside, 1 ball.
- Needles: US Size 6
- Size made: One size
Hope you all had a wonderful, relaxing Mother’s Day – with lots of knitting! ~J