Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Mother's day: free knitting pattern
Dishcloths are a simple and quick knit, and don't even require a pattern if you're an experienced knitter. They can be as ornate or utilitarian as you wish, and can double as washcloths making a great spa gift basket compliment, or for Mom's with babies. They can also vary in material, although cotton is by far the most common; bamboo, flax, and even nylon are acceptable alternatives.
I'm happy to share my pattern here, and hope that it provides years of use... just like Grandma's have ;D
Simple lace washcloth/dishcloth
DK or worsted weight yarn(cotton), size 8-9 needles
Set up by casting on 44, and knitting 3 rows in Stockinette.
Then begin pattern from Row1 below.
(RS)Row1: K3, *K2, K2tog, YO* repeat* to last 5 sts, K5
(WS)Row2: K3, P38, K3
(RS)Row3: K3, *K2, YO, SSK* repeat* to last 5 sts, K5
(WS)Row4: K3, P38, K3
Repeat these 4 rows until piece measures approximately 10-11 inches.
Work next 3 rows in Stockinette, bind off, weave in ends, and block for a neatly finished piece.