FO Spotlight: Cinderella’s Spa Cloth

I jut finished up* my second spa cloth test knit for Carol at knit equals joy! Rumor has it she will be releasing them as an e-book, so stay tuned!

The rundown

Pattern: Cinderella’s Spa Cloth (not yet published) by Carol E. Herman. This pattern will be part of her spa cloth series. The two published patterns in the series are Fairy Godmother’s Spa Cloth and Castle Beach Spa Cloth. I also tested Queen’s Spa Cloth.

Yarn: 65 yards of Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima Fine, same as for the Queen’s Cloth. This one used just shy of a half of a skein, so you could probably squeeze two in for optimum yarn usage! Also, this pattern is very flexible–you could just knit the second one until you had just enough yarn to cast off.

Size made: Per pattern. You can do more or fewer rows to customize the size.

Needles: US4s.

Techniques used: Nothing crazy. I used longtail cast on and standard bind off.

Modifications: None.

Difficulty: Easy. This could be a great first or second project for a new knitter.

Ravelled: here.

The Pretty

First off, I need to share my starting pic. For whatever reason, I just love it!


I estimated the yarn length for my longtail cast on just right, on the first try! It’s the small joys in life, right? I think the other reason I love this pic is that you can see a hint of my lovely yarn bowl. I don’t use it all that often because I usually work from center pull cakes, but it came in handy for this project.

Okay, enough teasing. Here are the finished pics!

A lot of my comments on the Queen’s Cloth apply to this one, as well. It’s basically the same design, just without the loopy scalloped border. It’s a quick and easy knit that produces a polished, lovely cloth. What more can I say?

I can say at least one more thing: even for a simple project like this, Carol’s pattern is lovely. Everything is clearly and concisely written, and her attention to detail shows. This is the kind of pattern that takes knitting from “home made” to “hand made”.

Happy knitting!

*Full disclosure: It’s not actually technically finished yet. I didn’t weave in the ends! I was in a hurry to get pictures earlier, so I cut corners, so to speak. I’m going to do it at my knitting group tonight 🙂



  1. Paula @ Spin a Yarn · July 19, 2016

    Very nice! You’ll have to let me know when these patterns come out 🙂 I love your beginning pic too. I had that happen to me with the cast on of my smooth operator socks. Sometimes, we get it right!

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    • alexand knits · July 19, 2016

      Thanks! I think she’s going to release them individually initially. I’m pretty sure this one will be out within the next couple of days!

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  2. Carol · July 19, 2016

    Love it! ❤ Beautifully done and photographed again!!! The beginning pic is great – love when a pic you take just makes you happy!!!

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  3. theturtle · July 19, 2016

    I love your starting pic 🙂
    It makes me want to cast on something right away 😉
    Turtle Hugs

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    • alexand knits · July 19, 2016

      That is some of the highest praise a knitter can get, I think! Thanks 🙂

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      • theturtle · July 19, 2016

        You’re very welcome 🙂
        I was practically drooling over your photo 🙂

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  6. Knit Potion · July 21, 2016

    I love your beginning pic too!! Something about it just warms my heart. 🙂

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