I found that, with the first octagonal dishcloth, when I finished the last segment the yarn was in the wrong place to just go straight onto the border, so I decided to experiment with doing the short rows in the return pass, and this is what I came up with.
Using 4 ply cotton, I started with 25 chain.
|All stitches picked up.|
|One stitch worked back|
|tss in last stitch.|
|2 stitches worked off|
|All stitches back on hook|
|First segment after 10 rows|
|First segment after all stitches had been worked off.|
|tss in all stitches|
|yo, pull thru 1 loop, yo, pull thru 2 loops|
|tss in last stitch|
|yo, pull thru 1 loop, (yo, pull thru 2 loops ) twice|
|tss in last 2 stitches|
|2nd segment complete and tss in all stitches|
|All 8 segments complete|
|After slip stitch along last row.|
There is at least one more version of the short rows that I could do (decreasing the number of stitches worked off in the return pass) but I'll leave it up to others to experiment with that.
As usual, any bouquets, brickbat or other comments would be most welcome.
If there is anything else you think I could show you, just let me know and I'll think about it, although I might wait until I get a better camera for taking close up shots.