Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The A.V. Club Hipster Dishrag

This Christmas I wanted to make something special for my friends who write for The A.V. Club. What could be better than their outlet's logo knit as a dishcloth? Probably many things, but coming up with this pattern was within my skill set.

Readers of comments appended to A.V. Club articles know that there is no greater or more versatile epithet than "hipster douchebag" for challenging someone's tastes. Face it, you and your movie, music, and book preferences make you one in somebody's eyes.

But how can the self-regarding aesthete express a smug sense of superiority and quirkiness while doing the dishes? Enter The A.V. Club Hipster Dishrag. Knit it and use it with the knowledge that when it comes to being ahead of the curve, your partiality includes not just everything in pop culture but also the kitchen sink.

The A.V. Club Hipster Dishrag

Yarn: 1 ball of Lily Sugar'n Cream or any worsted weight cotton

Needles: US 7s

With US 7s, cast on 40 stitches using the cable cast on.

First six rows: Beginning with the purl row, knit k3, st st 34, k3.

The A.V. Club logo

Row 1: k3, p13, k9, p12, k3

Row 2: k3, k10, p13, k11, k3

Row 3: k3, p10, k5, p5, k5, p9, k3

Row 4: k3, k8, p4, k9, p4, k9, k3

Row 5: k3, p8, k3, p3, k7, p3, k3, p7, k3

Row 6: k3, k6, p3, k2, p11, k2, p3, k7, k3

Row 7: k3, p6, k3, p2, k13, p2, k3, p5, k3

Row 8: k3, k4, p3, k2, p15, k2, p3, k5, k3

Row 9: k3, p4, k3, p2, k16, p2, k3, p4, k3

Row 10: k3, k3, p3, k2, p18, k2, p3, k3, k3

Row 11: k3, p3, k3, p2, k18, p2, k3, p3, k3

Row 12: k3, k2, p3, k2, p20, k2, p3, k2, k3

Row 13: k3, p2, k3, p2, k20, p2, k3, p2, k3

Row 14: k3, k1, p3, k2, p3, k2, p2, k3, p2, k2, p2, k2, p4, k2, p3, k1, k3

Row 15: k3, p1, k3, p2, k3, p3, k1, p4, k1, p3, k1, p4, k2, p2, k3, p1, k3

Row 16: k3, k1, p3, k2, p2, k1, p4, k1, p3, k1, p2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p3, k2, p3, k1, k3

Row 17: k3, p1, k3, p2, k3, p3, k1, p1, k2, p1, k3, p1, k4, p1, k2, p2, k3, p1, k3

Row 18: k3, p3, k2, p3, k1, p4, k1, p3, k1, p2, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p4, k2, p3, k3

Row 19: k3, k3, p2, k4, p3, k1, p1, k2, p1, k3, p1, k1, p4, k3, p2, k3, k3

Row 20: k3, p3, k2, p4, k2, p2, k1, p3, k1, p2, k1, p1, k2, p5, k2, p3, k3

Row 21: k3, k3, p2, k24, p2, k3, k3

Row 22: k3, p3, k2, p24, k2, p3, k3

Row 23: k3, k3, p2, k4, p2, k1, p2, k1, p2, k1, p2, k4, p2, k3, p2, k3, k3

Row 24: k3, p3, k2, p3, k2, p4, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p4, k2, p3, k3

Row 25: k3, k3, p2, k7, p2, k5, p6, k4, p2, k3, k3

Row 26: k3, p3, k2, p4, k6, p4, k4, p6, k2, p3, k3

Row 27: k3, k3, p2, k6, p4, k5, p1, k2, p1, k5, p2, k3, k3

Row 28: k3, p3, k2, p5, k1, p2, k1, p5, k4, p6, k2, p3, k3

Row 29: k3, k3, p2, k5, p2, k2, p2, k4, p4, k5, p2, k3, k3

Row 30: k3, p3, k2, p5, k4, p4, k2, p2, k2, p5, k2, p3, k3

Row 31: k3, k3, p2, k4, p2, k4, p2, k4, p2, k6, p2, k3, k3

Row 32: k3, k1, p3, k2, p5, k2, p4, k2, p4, k2, p3, k2, p3, k1, k3

Row 33: k3, p1, k3, p2, k22, p2, k3, p1, k3

Row 34: k3, k1, p3, k2, p22, k2, p3, k1, k3

Row 35: k3, p1, k3, p2, k22, p2, k3, p1, k3

Row 36: k3, k2, p3, k2, p20, k2, p3, k2, k3

Row 37: k3, p2, k3, p2, k20, p2, k3, p2, k3

Row 38: k3, k3, p3, k2, p18, k2, p3, k3, k3

Row 39: k3, p3, k3, p2, k18, p2, k3, p3, k3

Row 40: k3, k4, p3, k2, p16, k2, p3, k4, k3

Row 41: k3, p5, k3, p2, k15, p2, k3, p4, k3

Row 42: k3, k5, p3, k2, p13, k2, p3, k6, k3

Row 43: k3, p7, k3, p2, k11, p2, k3, p6, k3

Row 44: k3, k7, p3, k3, p7, k3, p3, k8, k3

Row 45: k3, p9, k4, p9, k4, p8, k3

Row 46: k3, k9, p5, k5, p5, k10, k3

Row 47: k3, p11, k13, p10, k3

Row 48: k3, k12, p9, k13, k3

Next 6 rows: Beginning with the purl row, knit k3, st st 34, k3.

Bind off.

Labels: , , , ,

2 Comments:

At 4:06 PM, Blogger Donna B. said...

... And now it belongs to the world. :)

 
At 6:24 PM, Blogger komankova said...

love the idea and the a v club:)

 

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home