How cool is this?

emeraldboy's picture

Thank you Bill for tuning me into this site!

I finished my first simple cotton washcloth after who knows how many scarves... Hoping to create a pattern to make a bunch of so I can replace my current tattered ones.

This one I learned from a lady at a yarn shop. Jotted it down on an envelope and tried to make it work... not perfect on my first attempt but I like it.

Basic wash/dish-cloth on the bias:
* Cast-on 4, knit 2-3 rows
* At 4th row, K3, YO, K1
* Continue doing YO at second to last stitch until you get to 39 stitches.
* K2, K2 together, YO, K2 together, K to end
* At 4 stitches remaining, cast off

And yes, the lace-ish border is different on half.

-- EDIT --
I forgot to mention: US 10.5 with "Peaches & Creme" 4-ply cotton was recommended though I did mine on US 6 needles


Bill's picture

Glad to see you here, Thomas!

MMario's picture

cotton washclothes are great! My mother knits them primarily to keep the joints in her hands "loose" - but she can't make enough to keep all of us supplied!

MMario - I don't live in the 21st Century - but I sometimes play a character who does.

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

I've been knitting a long time, but washcloths are something I've never done. Who would have thought that they would be made from corner to corner? It's certainly a good way to ensure that they end up more or less square.