Friday, March 16, 2007

Big Rig Dishcloth©

My wonderful husband has driven "Rocky Mountain" Super Tankers in the oil fields of Eastern Utah for over 20 years. The truck he drives is 110 feet long, has 36 wheels and 129,000 lbs. He hauls 290 - 300 barrels of crude oil per day. The driving conditions are mild to intolerable. He drives from dirt roads and clay/mud locations (off road driving) to rural roads, busy city and interstate. I come from a long line of truck drivers and so I am used to having everyone gone all the time. I am lucky that he is home every night.

In honor of Tracy, my husband, and all of the hard working drivers out there who help to keep our country moving...This pattern is dedicated to you.

THANK YOU BARBARA! She has graciously helped with corrections on this pattern! =)

Big Rig Dishcloth©
Image is slightly different from pattern.
by RaAnn Clegg

Materials: 100% Cotton Yarn
US Size 5

Finished Size: 8 x 8 inches

CO 40
row 1 - 4: knit across
rows 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17: k 3, p 34, k 3.
rows 6 & all even: knit across
row 19: k 3, p 11, k 3, p 20, k 3.
row 21: k 3, p 4, k 2, p 4, k 5, p 19, k 3.
row 23: k 3, p 3, k 4, p 2, k 3, p 1, k 3, p 12, k 3, p 3, k 3.
row 25: k 3, p 2, k 14, p 2, k 3, p 6, k 2, p 1, k 2, p 2, k 3.
row 27: k 3, p 2, k 16, p 3, k 4, p 2, k 10.
row 29: k 3, p 2, k 1, p 7, k 27.
row 31: k 3, p 2, k 2, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 28.
row 33: k 3, p 3, *k 1, p 1, repeat from * two more times, k 16, p 2, k 4, p 3, k 3.
row 35: k 3, p 3, *k 1, p 1, repeat from * two more times, k 17, p 8, k 3.
row 37: k 3, p 3, *k 1, p 1, repeat from * two more times, k 17, p 8, k 3.
row 39: k 3, p 3, *k 1, p 1, repeat from * two more times, k 9, p 1, k 7, p 8, k 3.
row 41: k 3, p 3, k 8, p 4, k 2, p 2, k 7, p 8, k 3.
row 43: k 3, p 4, k 1, p 5, k 1, p 4, k 2, p 2, k 7, p 8, k 3.
row 45: k 3, p 10, k 2, p 3, k 2, p 2, k 3, p 3, k 1, p 8, k 3.
row 47: k 3, p 11, k 11, p 3, k 1, p 8, k 3.
row 49: k 3, p 13, k 13, p 8, k 3.
row 51: k 3, p 13, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 2, k 1, p 1, k 3, p 9, k 3.
row 53: k 3, p 13, k 1, p 6, k 1, p 13, k 3.
row 55: k 3, p 13, k 1, p 6, k 1, p 13, k 3.
row 57: k 3, p 13, k 1, p 6, k 1, p 13, k 3.
row 59: k 3, p 20, k 1, p 13, k 3.
rows 61, 63, 65, 67, 69: k 3, p 34, k 3.
Row 70 - 73 knit across

Bind off and weave in ends.

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5 comments:

NorthernSuze said...

Nice! I'm the daughter of a trucker, and my Dad always helps with the dishes so knitting this for him will bring a smile to his face.
Thanks
Suzanne in northern BC

michelle said...

i was so excited to find this! my friend is having a baby boy and her husband is a truck driver :) i'm making a couple of these for the wee one! Thanks!

Turtlesbirds said...

Love love love!! I just got back in contact with a dear old friend and hes a truck driver. This will be the perfect gift for him for xmas. Thanks a mil. I cant wait....

Rebecca said...

My daddy is a truck driver and I just love this pattern...but i cant copy it so i can print it out.
Is there any other way i can print it out?

-Rebecca

Anonymous said...

Ooooo. Perfect for the grandsons. Thanks so much, RaAnn.

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