I love knitting dishcloths. They provide the perfect way to test new stitch patterns and techniques.
I have used this stitch pattern in other projects and I just love it. It is easy to do and makes a beautiful textured fabric. If you can knit, ssk and kftb than you can make this!!
All the notions you will need is a pair of size 7 US needles, a tapestry needle to weave in your ends and a pair of scissors or snips to cut your cotton yarn.
I used Premier Home Cotton, 85% recycled cotton, 15% polyester. This cotton comes in 2.65 oz/75 gram balls, lots of beautiful solids, self-stripping and multi-colors.
To begin: Cast on 3 sts
Row 1: knit across
Row 2: kfb in 1st stitch, knit across; 1 increase made, 4 sts on your needle, repeat this row, increasing the 1st of every row until you have 55 sts on your needle.
Once you have 55 sts on your needles you will begin your decrease rows. I use ssk for my decreases, you can use this same method or you can k2tog to make your decreases.
Row 3: Knit 1, ssk, knit across. Repeat this row; decreasing 1 st each row until you have 3 sts left on your needle.
Bind off last 3 stitches, snip your yarn, weave in ends.
This pattern makes an 8" square cloth that can be used as a dishcloth, facecloth or even an afghan block. I hope you enjoy making this pattern. Any questions, comments or suggestions? Please feel free to ask. I will do my best to get back to you in a timely manner.
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