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Ice Cream Cone Dishcloth

When I got some pale blue cotton yarn this summer from KnitPicks, all I could think about was the ice cream of my childhood in Warren, Michigan: Blue Moon. Every Saturday morning, my dad would take me bargain hunting at Farmer Jack’s and Kroger and Randazzo’s, and we ended our quest at Stroh’s Ice Cream on 14 mile and Schoenerr. And I always got Blue Moon. The color captivated me.

I couldn’t find a dishcloth that was an ice cream cone, so I decided to try the pattern myself. The cone section is an increasing seed stitch which is simply alternating knit and purl every row. It gets a little tricky with the increases. The ice cream section is just a simple garter stitch. Enjoy!

Supplies:
Size 6 knitting needles
Color A: Straw Yellow cotton yarn
Color B: Ice Cream colored Cotton Yarn

Cast on 5 stitches with color A.

Row 1: Knit, Purl, Knit, Purl, Knit. (seed stitch)
Row 2: Knit, Purl, Knit, Purl, Knit.
Row 3: Purl two stitches in the same stitch, Knit, Purl, Knit, Purl, Knit two stitches in the last stitch. (7 stitches)
Row 4: Purl, Knit, Purl, Knit, Purl, Knit, Purl. (seed stitch)
Row 5: Purl and Knit into first stitch, Purl, knit repeat until last stitch. Knit and Purl into that last stitch. (9 stitches)
Row 6-8: Continue in seed stitch.
Row 9: Knit and Purl into first stitch, Knit, Purl repeat until last stitch. Purl and Knit into that last stitch. (11 stitches)
Row 11-13: Continue in seed stitch.
Repeat rows 5-13 until you have increased to 21 stitches. Cut yarn.

Row 1 of new color: Cast on 2 stitches with Color B (ice cream). Knit to the end. Cast on two more stitches. (25 stitches)
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: Cast off one stitch, K2T, Knit to the end. (23 stitches)
Row 4: Cast off one stitch, K2T, Knit to the end. (21 stitches)
Row 5: Knit, K2T, Knit to last three stitches, SSK, Knit. (19 stitches)
Rox 6: Knit.
Row 7: Knit, KFB. Knit to last two stitches, KFB, Knit. (21 stitches)
Row 8: Knit.
Row 9: Knit, KFB. Knit to last two stitches, KFB, Knit. (23 stitches)
Row 10: Knit.
Row 11: Knit, KFB. Knit to last two stitches, KFB, Knit. (25 stitches)
Row 12-14: Knit.
Row 15: Knit, KFB. Knit to last two stitches, KFB, Knit (27 stitches)
Row 16-21: Knit.
Row 22: Knit, K2T, Knit to last three stitches, SSK, Knit. (25 stitches)
Row 23: Knit.
Row 24: Knit, K2T, Knit to last three stitches, SSK, Knit. (23 stitches)
Row 25: Knit.
Row 26: Knit, K2T, Knit to last three stitches, SSK, Knit. (21 stitches)
Row 27-29: Knit.
Row 30: Knit, K2T, Knit to last three stitches, SSK, Knit. (19 stitches)
Row 31: Knit.
Row 32: Knit, K2T, K2T, Knit to last five stitches, SSK, SSK, Knit. (15 stitches)
Rox 33: Knit.
Row 34: Knit, K2T, K2T, Knit to last five stitches, SSK, SSK, Knit. (13 stitches)
Row 35: Knit.
Row 36: Knit, K2T, K2T, K2T, K, SSK, SSK, Knit. (8 stitches)
Row 37: Knit.
Row 38: Knit, K2T, K2T, SSK, Knit (5 stitches)
Row 39: Cast off.

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