|The "Infamous" Darrell Waltrip Cloth
by Rhonda K. White
based on a stitch pattern from the "365 Knit Stitches a Year: A Perpetual Calendar"
|NOTE: If you are Darrell Waltrip, and you don't want me to use your name on a knitted cloth - please contact me! I wrote to you about 2 weeks ago, but I understand you're a busy man with all that NASCAR stuff, and you probably don't even get to read HALF of your mail!
There is no disrespect intended - as a matter of fact - this stitch is called the "Double Woven Stitch" and the initials "DW" only mean one thing in the world to me - and it sure as heck isn't "double woven"!!! :o)
p.s. tell Mikey I said "hi" - and my buddy Ken Schrader too! :o)
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|I really can't think of another pattern that shows off variegateds so well! The Bee Stitch cloth is CLOSE - but I LOVE the way this looks in ANY variegated!!!|
|close up of stitch detail|
|Note: "sl 2 wyif" is worked like this:
bring your yarn to the front, as if you were going to purl. Now, slip the next two stitches from the left needle to the right needle without working them, and take your yarn BACK to the proper position for knitting the next 2 stitches. This is what forms the horizontal bars all over the cloth, and also what REALLY helps to break up the color blocks you so often get when knitting with a multicolored yarn!
|this pattern is a multiple of 4, in case you want to make your cloth bigger or smaller!
I've added 3 stitches on each side for a border - and they ARE written into the instructions :o)
Cast on 38 stitches
Rows 1-4: Knit across
Row 5: k3, p32, k3
Row 6: k6, *sl 2 wyif, k2; rep from * to last 4 sts; k4
Row 7: k3, p32, k3
Row 8: k4, *sl 2 wyif, k2; rep from * to last 6 sts; sl 2 wyif, k4
Row 9: k3, p32, k3
Row 10-57: repeat rows 6-9 twelve (12) more times
Row 58-60: knit across
Bind off, and admire your beautiful creation! :o)