ronhuber's picture

Just finished a little tablecloth for my breakfast table. I used Marianne Kinzel's "EnglishCrystal". No. 6 cotton and 3.25 needles. I have decided that I really don't like knitting with cotton that much. I am going to try and knit a doily or other cloth with lace weight wool. I would like to try this pattern in Shetland wool and use it as a shawl.

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice work, Ron. That

Very nice work, Ron. That would knit up lovely as a shawl. I knit a Shetland style shawl in fine cotton. Eventually, it will go to my great grandniece Izabella. Cotton is challenging but I find it an interesting break from regular yarns. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Very very beautiful! You

Very very beautiful! You should be proud.

chipsir's picture

Well Ron I think the effort

Well Ron I think the effort of working with cotton pays off when you can create this. I too dislike cotton but for doily's and table cloths I think it is the best choice. Great work, it is just beautiful. If you do the shawl, I hope you will post a pic! Again well done.

Asplund's picture

Beatiful job - and looks

Beatiful job - and looks like a great choice of yarn too!

Tom Hart's picture

Just beautiful, Ron. Really

Just beautiful, Ron. Really masterful. I’d love to see a shawl done with wool yarn using that pattern. I completely hear you about the cotton yarn. It’s definitely more work that wool yarn. The next time I’ve got a project that calls for cotton yarn, I’m going to investigate cotton/acrylic blends and see what they’re like to work with.

Kerry's picture

Beautiful tablecloth Ron,

Beautiful tablecloth Ron, and I agree a shawl would look great in this pattern.

purlyman's picture

Beautiful work!! I suppose

Beautiful work!! I suppose it being cotton makes it easy to wash? How long did this project take you? Congrats!!

ronhuber's picture

It's easy to wash and/or

It's easy to wash and/or bleach. I didn't block it but simply ironed it when it was damp. I guess I could have used some spray starch on it but didn't. I just wanted a little something for this particular table. It took me about 3 weeks.

daveballarat's picture

Wow! .... Ummm ... I'd be

Wow! .... Ummm ... I'd be really nervous pulling that out at a dinner party ... ketchup ... coffee ... red wine ... it is beautiful!


Kerry's picture

Hi Dave, Good to see you

Hi Dave,
Good to see you again. How's Life?

Very nice, I had wondered

Very nice, I had wondered about knitting with cotton that fine. It really turned out beautiful.

Ron, you sure do not fool

Ron, you sure do not fool around! What a BEAUTIFUL cloth! What else is new, yes? :-)