What offered just the right mix of familiarity and challenge? You guessed it, another dishcloth using a modified version of the bamboo stitch.
A few weeks ago, I finished Version 1 (above), where only the knit stitches are twisted (ktbl). Last night, I tackled Version 2 (below), where all the stitches are twisted (ktbl, ptbl).
Bamboo Stitch - Version 2
Double twisting the stitches creates a significant amount of diagonal tension. I softened this slightly with a few shots of steam, but proper blocking will have to wait until I have more time and patience.
I plan to do one or two more variations on this stitch. Once they're finished and photographed, I promise I'll show them side by side and explain the differences. For now, I hope this little dishcloth with its leaning bamboo stitch will suffice.
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