Tuesday, April 12, 2011

FREE PATTERN: Basic Diagonal Washcloth

Easy knitting. That's what washcloths are and that's why we see so many of them at craft shows and bazaars. We are re-imagining the basic washcloth.

We see it as a spa gift decked out with a sparkly ribbon and wrapped around a bar of glycerin soap. Such a thoughtful gift.

Make it a "green" gift by using Recycled Cotton yarn. This yarn has a tweedy texture and is made from the trimmings that are discarded during the manufacturing of teeshirts.

Here's the pattern for a Basic Washcloth:
  • Needle size: US#6 
  • Yarn: Recycled Cotton 
  1. Cast on 4 stitches. 
  2. First increase row: K 2, yo, knit to end of row. 
  3. Repeat this row until there are 44 stitches on needle. 
  4. First decrease row: K 1, k2 tog, yo, k2 tog, knit to end of row. 
  5. Knit until there are 4 stitches left on needle. 
  6. Bind off. Weave in ends.
This is the classic, diagonally knit, garter stitch dishcloth. Most knitters can dash off one of these in an evening. Take this knitting along when you want a project where your hands are clicking but your brain is elsewhere.

Recycled Cotton Yarn -- 6 colors -- 185 yards/100 gram skein


quiltathome said...

Thanks for the easy pattern. I enjoy making these dishcloths and this is another to add to my collection. Having a project that is easy is a nice change.

Wanda Eichler said...

Thank you for your kind words. We, too, like easy and fun projects. Happy knitting!

Wanda Eichler
Graywood Designs