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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

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.


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.

Hunter said...

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

Best regards,

Anonymous 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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