I've used the same knitting pattern for years. It's fast, uncomplicated, and still provides the texture I want on the dishcloths. My old dishcloths are starting to fall apart, so I recently grabbed my yarn and needles to make several new ones. I thought I'd share the pattern.
Use 100% Sugar and Cream yarn in any color you wish. I buy my cotton yarn by the large cone, but I imagine you could get 2 - 4 dishcloths out of one regular skein. You can find Sugar and Cream at any hobby or store that carries yarn.
Size 6 or 7 straight needles.
Cast on 4 stitches.
Row 1: Knit 4
Row 2: Knit 2, yarn over, knit across the row.
Repeat this row until you have 44 stitches*
Row 3: Knit 1, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit to the end of row.
Repeat this row until you have 4 stitches on the needle.
*The total number of stitches does not have to be 44. You can make the cloth larger by increasing this number. I prefer a larger cloth for my window-washing cloths, and go up to about 68. The number does not have to be an even number of rows. Just knit the first two rows of instructions until you get the cloth size you want, then switch over to Row 3 to decrease the size back down to 4 stitches.
Perfect for the beginning knitter.
|You can see the well-used one on the right that needs to be replaced!|
These quick and easy dishcloths are perfect for TV watching time. After you've done a few rows of this easy pattern, you really don't have to concentrate on what you're doing... just knit away!