I love a good chunky cotton dishcloth for wiping up in the kitchen. I also love a good fast knit. These dishcloths are for a Christmas gift, and I was able to whip these three up in one afternoon and evening. One more thing ticked off my to-do list!
If you would like to knit up some quick dishclothes, here is the pattern that I used for each of the cloths – the top two are ‘Dotty”, and the bottom one is “Knotty”
Each has the same list of requirements
25g/35m each of two different cotton yarns – 50g/70m in total. I used Anchor Magicline and other cotton from stash.
5mm knitting needles
Cast on 31 stitches using a two strands of cotton yarn on 5mm needles.
Knit 6 rows and then start this pattern:
Row 1: Knit
Row 2 and all following wrong side rows: Knit 4, purl to 4 stitches before the end of the row, knit 4
Row 3: Knit 4, *k2, k2tog, yo* repeat * to last 7 stitches, knit 7
Row 4: as row 2
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: as row 2
Row 7: Knit 4 *k2tog, yo, k2* repeat * to last 4 stitches, knit 4
Row 8: as row 2
Repeat these 8 rows. ( I repeated them 4 times for a 15cmx15cm square cloth.)
Knit 6 rows.
Cast on 32 stitches, using two strands of yarn held together over 5mm needles.
Row 1: Knit 1 *k2tog* repeat * until 1 stitch remains, k1.
Row 2: Knit 1 *K1, pick up strands between this stitch and the next stitch and knit it* repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Purl
Repeat these four rows until cloth reaches desired length ( I did 13 repeats for a 15cmx15cm cloth.)
I’ll pop a project page up on Ravelry, I’d love to see some pictures of your cloths if you whip some up too!