Some sad news has hit one of the forums of which I am a member. A member’s two year old daughter has been diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Cancer is a horrible thing for anyone to deal with, but particularly hard when the one affected is a child.
In a show of support, several of the TNNers are making a blanket for Hope, with each person knitting up a 20cm x 20cm square to be sewn together into a large knitted quilt.
So I’ve made up a pattern in the image of the Chinese character for “Hope.” My square contribution is knit to this pattern, in Merino et Soie 8ply DK on 4.5 mm.
I would like to ask that anyone in New Zealand who uses this pattern (dishcloth or otherwise), to please make a donation of any domination to Hope’s fund through Kiwibank. At the very least, give your child(ren) a hug and kiss and tell them you love them.
The fund account number is:
For those wanting to follow Hope’s journey back to health, her father has set up a Facebook Group.
All my thoughts and get well wishes are with Hope and her family.
Gauge: 6 sts x 8 rows per inch
Yarn: 8ply DK Yarn of your choice, preferably cotton or bamboo if for a dishcloth.
Gauges is not important if you are knitting this as a dishcloth.
CO42 using Long Tail Cast On
Rows 1 – 5, and all odd rows: Knit
Rows 6, 8, 10, 12: K4 P18 K1 P15 K4
Row: 14: K4 P18 K1 P5 K1 P9 K4
Row 16: K4 P2 K3 P9 K1 P3 K1 P4 K2 P9 K4
Row 18: K4 P4 K2 P8 K1 P3 K1 P3 K1 P1 K2 P8 K4
Row 20: K4 P6 K2 P6 K1 P3 K1 P5 K2 P8 K4
Row 22: K4 P7 K2 P5 K1 P3 K1 P5 K2 P8 K4
Row 24: K4 P9 K2 P3 K1 P3 K1 P5 K2 P8 K4
Row 26: K4 P10 K2 P1 K13 P8 K4
Row 28: K4 P11 K2 P4 K2 P3 K3 P9 K4
Row 30: K4 P12 K2 P3 K3 P14 K4
Row 32: K4 P3 K9 P1 K2 P19 K4
Row 34: K4 P10 K11 P13 K4
Row 36: K4 P14 K2 P4 K12 P2 K4
Row 38: K4 P11 K2 P14 K3 P4 K4
Row 40: K4 P13 K3 P5 K2 P11 K4
Row 42: K4 P15 K3 P1 K4 P11 K4
Row 44: K4 P13 K7 P14 K4
Row 46: K4 P11 K3 P4 K3 P13 K4
Row 48: K4 P19 K3 P12 K4
Row 50: K4 P19 K2 P13 K4
Rows 51 – 55: Knit
Cast off Knitwise.
If you want a stretchier cast off, cast off as follows:
*Cast off 5, cast on one using backward loop and immediately cast off one* repeating ** to end.