My friend Kelly inspired me in my latest wee project. She has been teaching her younger sister to knit, and even has plans to teach her hubby. And their project of choice? A super simple dishcloth.
Having a wee stash of dishcloth cotton, and a desire to trim my stash a little, it seemed the perfect time to cast of for this yarn chewing pattern. Called the “Easy Peasy Dishcloth”, the name is no lie. There are two different patterns, one a garter stitch beauty, and the other a brioche stitch. I tried this, but failed, so instead came up with a trio of pretty cloths inspired by their pattern.
From the top: slip stitch pattern in Peaches and Creme cotton and random 4ply cotton; a stitch pattern based on the linen stitch of Dh’s jersey in John Q white cotton and Anchor Magicline; a super chunky Grandmother’s Favourite dishcloth knit if Peaches and Creme cotton and John Q pink cotton.
All of these are super large, thanks to being knit on 6.5mm needles they take less than 90 minutes each to knit. I have plans for at least 3 more as I continue to trim my stash. It’s awesome to see the yarns coming to life, and I love the way they work together to make a totally different look to when they are worked single stranded.
Now I’m torn – they are almost too pretty to use, but I can’t wait to see how super absorbent and super scrubby they are!