Saturday, December 11, 2010

Basic Dish Cloth Pattern

Here's a quick gift idea. It can be a dish cloth or a face cloth, depending on the yarn you use. Combine it with a kitchen gadget or some nummy face soap for a fun hostess gift or stocking stuffer. I used one skein of Luna and size 6 needles to make this dishcloth. My gauge was 4 stitches to the inch; but I knit kinda loose, so adjust your needles accordingly.

Cast on 4 stitches.

First Half
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: Knit 2 stitches, yarn over, knit to end of row.

Repeat Row 2 until there are 50 stitches on the needles, or until dish cloth is half of desired length.

Second Half
Row 1: Knit 1, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit to end of row.

Repeat Row 1 until 7 stitches remain.

Row 1: Knit 2, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over the 2 stitches you knit together, knit 2.
Row 2: Knit 2, yarn over, knit 2 together, knit 1.
Row 3: Knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 2 together.

Bind-off remaining 3 stitches. OR...Make a 3-inch I-Cord using these 3 stitches and sew it down to create a loop to hang the dish cloth. Weave in all loose ends.

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