Sunday, July 26, 2009

Checkerboard Dishcloth

I'm one of those people who like things symmetrical. And linear is pretty good too. I wanted a dishcloth that was the same on both sides and I didn't like any of the checked cloth patterns I found so I made this one up. It is so easy you don't even need to print out the directions. Oh, and very textured so it does it's job quite nicely!

The border is done in garter but you could easily change it to seed stitch or another stitch of your preference.

Skill Level: Simple
Materials: US 7 needles (or appropriate for your yarn)
Yarn: Worsted Weight cotton (I used Lion Cotton)

CO 36 stitches
Knit three rows in garter stitch
Rows 4-10: Knit 3, *knit 5, purl 5*, repeat 2 more times, knit 3
Rows 11-17: Knit 3, *purl 5, knit 5*, repeat 2 more times, knit 3
Repeat pattern two more times.
Knit three rows in garter stitch.
Bind off.

Remember it's a dishcloth. Don't worry about gauge or blocking or any of that fussy stuff. And if you can make enough of these to earn a small fortune, then by all means have at it.
I'd love to see you add your project to Ravelry.


Heather at Mad Rose Creations said...

What a great looking dishcloth. It looks like it would be a good scrubbie kind of pattern. I will ahve to try it.

Kat said...

Cute thanks! Do you have a pattern for a matching hand towel?