FACE CLOTH

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Yarn Wendy Supreme Lux­ury Cot­ton DK: 2 x 100g balls in Azure (shade 1959) and 1 x 100g ball in Dove (shade 1961) Nee­dles 5mm (UK 6, US 8) cir­cu­lar knit­ting nee­dle 80cm or 32in long Ac­ces­sories Stitch mark­ers Wendy Supreme Lux­ury Cot­ton DK tbrams­den.co.uk 01943 872264 100% mer­cerised cot­ton 100g/201m (220 yards) Ma­chine wash­able at 30°C £3.59 18 sts and 28 rows to 10cm or 4in, yarn held dou­ble us­ing 5mm knit­ting nee­dles

10in) square

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TO MAKE Be­fore you start, un­wind half of the Dove yarn into a sep­a­rate mini ball so you can hold the yarn dou­ble. For the first part, use the cir­cu­lar nee­dle like straight nee­dles work­ing back and forth. The edge is knit­ted in the round.

Hold­ing Azure dou­ble, Moss stitch pat­tern: Row 1: *K1, p1 * k1. Row 2: As row 1. Re­peat for 62 rows. Cut the Azure strand and change to Dove. Mark each edge with a stitch marker. Knit 39 sts along the bot­tom edge, place a stitch marker. *Turn your work 90 de­grees and pick up and knit 39 stitches along the next edge and place a marker. Re­peat from * un­til you’ve worked all around the edge of the face cloth. You should now have 156 sts on your nee­dles and 4 stitch mark­ers –1 at each cor­ner.

cast on 39

sts.

Con­tinue work­ing in the round with­out turn­ing your work. Round 1: Purl. Round 2: Knit to the first marker, *m1, slm, k1, m1, knit to the next marker: rep from * to end of round. 164 sts Re­peat Rounds 1 and 2 twice more. 180 Fin­ish your head­band with a cen­tre wrap knit­ted in a con­trast­ing colour. If you’re making the face cloth you’ll have plenty of Azure coloured yarn left over to make the wrap as well sts. Cast off us­ing Azure yarn. not to cast off too tightly.

Take

care

TO FIN­ISH Darn in loose ends. Us­ing Dove, make a twisted or plaited cord and se­cure to one cor­ner.

As for the

8cm (3in) into a sep­a­rate mini the yarn dou­ble.

ball so you can hold

26cm x 26cm (10in x

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