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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Basket-Weave Dishcloth

When I first started learning how to knit I practiced by making dishcloths...lots and lots of dishcloths. Not only are they quick to make and a great way to try out new patterns, but I soon found that using a knit cotton dishcloth is 100 times better than using a stinky kitchen sponge! The basket-weave pattern is one of my favorites to use for dishcloths because it has a nice texture and the pattern is the same on both sides...perfect for washing dishes and wiping counter tops!

Basket-Weave Dishcloth

Materials:
Size 7 knitting needles
3 oz skein of worsted weight cotton

(finished dishcloth is approximately 8" square)

Cast on 40 stitches
Row 1: k5, p5 across row
Rows 2-5: repeat row 1
Row 6: p5, k5 across row
Rows 7-10: repeat row 6
Rows 11-15: repeat row 1
Rows 16-20: repeat row 6

Continue in this manner until you reach desired length of cloth. Bind off.

3 comments:

West Michigan Quilter said...

For years my mother made these dishcloths for me. She can no longer knit, so now it's up to me. However, I didn't have pattern that I liked. This one looks great. Thanks so much for sharing.

Tropical Screamer said...

What a cute dishcloth. I forgot all about making these. Thank you for the reminder and the pattern.

Best regards,
Darilyn

Melanie said...

Thanks for the pattern. The dishcloth looks super special. :-)

I keep promising myself a few little knit projects and this would be perfect.

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