Free Knit Dishcloth Pattern: A Knitted Kitchen Sink Necessity!
Bias Knit Garter Stitch Dishcloth
Why knit a 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.
Dishcloth Knitting Pattern
Gauge: 5 st/inch over garter stitch
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.
- * 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.
- *k, k2tog, knit across*
5. Work Decreasing Rows until only 3 stitches remain. Bind off, and weave in ends.
Lily Sugar 'N Cream: My preferred dishcloth yarn
Knit Dishcloth Care Instructions
After you finish washing the dishes, rinse out the dishcloth and hang it up to dry. This helps keep it from getting musty.
Better still, knit a big stack of them, and grab a fresh one every day!
Got a particularly funky dishcloth? Soak it in a 50/50 mixture of cold water and white vinegar for a few hours before laundering it. Or just throw it away... it's just a dishcloth, you can always make more!
When a dishcloth gets worn or tattered, it's time to let it go. Hum "Taps" as you set it gently in the trash, if that makes you feel better. Then get to knitting!
Learn how to kfb
How do you feel about hand-knit dishcloths?
Do you love hand-knit dishcloths or hate them?
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