Monday, February 21, 2011

Easy Knitted Dishcloth

I just "re-found" this pattern. If you know how to cast on and off and perform the knit stitch, it is easy and the resulting dishcloth(s) you knit are absolutely wonderful to use in your kitchen or give as gifts.

Start by using 100% cotton yarn. I like using white or ecru just because as with anything used regularly in the kitchen sink, it should withstand bleaching and/or repeated sanitizing.

I've been using Lily "The Original Sugar 'n Cream" 4 ply worstd weight 100% cotton yarn. It is usually available at Walmart and K-Mart and very reasonably priced.

Alright here are the instructions, abbreviations first:

K = Knit; st(s) = stitch(es); tog = together; YO = yarn over; rep = repeat.

Cast on 4 sts.
Row 1: K across
Row 2: K 2, yo, K to end of row
Repeat Row 2 until there are 43 stitches on your needle.

Now to decrease:
Decreasing Rows: K1, K2 tog, yo, k2 tog, K to end of row.
Continue "decreasing row" until 4 st remain.
Cast off remaining st.

That's it. I hope you try this pattern. Let me know how it goes for you. I'll post a photo of mine as soon as I am finished. Unfortunately, all my previous cloths have gone to cloth heaven...