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Free Knit Dishcloth Pattern: A Knitted Kitchen Sink Necessity!

Updated on February 12, 2013

Bias Knit Garter Stitch Dishcloth

Knitting with cotton dishcloth yarn is a great way to be frugal with your knits - and everyone loves a hand knit dishcloth!

Hand knit dishcloths are machine washable, and can be washed along with your regular laundry. And this bias knit garter stitch dishcloth has the "scrubbiness" that you need when washing dishes.

Gauge: 5 st/inch over garter stitch

Needles: Size 7, or size needed to obtain gauge

Yarn: Cotton dishcloth yarn, such as LIly Sugar 'N Cream or Pisgah Peaches and Creme. You will need two colors, 15 grams of each.


1. Cast on 3 stitches in color 1.

2. Work 2 Increasing Rows, then join color 2.

Increasing Rows:

  • * k, kfb, knit across *

3. Work Increasing Rows, 2 rows in each color (i.e. one garter stitch ridge per color) until you have 40 stitches on the needle.

4. Switch to Decreasing Rows.

Decreasing Rows:

  • *k, k2tog, knit across*

5. Work Decreasing Rows until only 3 stitches remain. Bind off, and weave in ends.


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      sara 8 months ago

      what does kfb mean?

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      christine sable 5 weeks ago

      What does kfb mean?

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      Donna 3 weeks ago

      kfb means knit in the front & back of the same stitch.

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